Three outstanding women will be honored by the National Women’s Hall of Fame at a “Keeper of the Flame” ceremony and reception. This year’s honorees include Susan Houde-Walter, President and CEO of Lasermax, a certified woman owned small business in Rochester NY; Alexis Vogt, Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Optics at Monroe Community College, a woman who is training the next generations in optical technology; and Carol Ritter Wright, former D&C journalist and columnist, and auctioneer extraordinaire who has raised many millions of dollars for non-profits in our region. A number of photonics industries, the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, as well as admiring individuals, have generously sponsored these women. Hall president Betty Bayer will provide introductory and closing remarks at the ceremony, and will introduce emcee Ginny Ryan, WHAM TV News anchor who will read encomiums on each of the women, outlining the accomplishments for which they are honored.
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