WHAT: Cheryl Honey, who received her B.A. degree in 2004, is the Washington State 2007 Jefferson Award winner, chosen for her 15 years spent weaving people together to create a support system for families. The program, named in honor of President Thomas Jefferson, was created nationally in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Sen. Robert Taft Jr. and economic-development expert Sam Beard. The founders’ vision was to create an award, similar to a Nobel Prize, for public and community service, with a special honor for local service “by ordinary people who do extraordinary things.”
Honey was also featured in the April 5 issue of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.