Oberlin's Shining Star

Nancy S. Dye "is a shining example of a leader who takes an active role in effecting positive change and creating an atmosphere of equality for those she serves," read the statement nominating Oberlin's president for the YWCA's 1997 Greater Cleveland Women of Achievement Award.

President Dye was one of eight women to receive the award, which honors those who demonstrate leadership, excellence, and commitment in their careers and in their communities.

Awards are presented to women who exemplify the Y's mission--"the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism."


Dye (left) accepted her award from YWCA executive director Barbara Danforth at the May 6 ceremony held in Cleveland.