Stephanie Hau, ATHENA Recipient 2015 and Carolyn Evans, ATHENA Recipient 2016

ATHENA Award/Leadership Breakfast

Carolyn Evans received the 2016 ATHENA Award at the 15th Annual ATHENA Leadership Breakfast hosted by the Harford Community College Foundation on March 4, 2016.

The ATHENA Award is presented to an exemplary leader who has achieved excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession; served the community to improve the quality of life for others; and, most importantly, actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential.

Carolyn has been a partner in the law firm Sengstacke & Evans for the past 15 years and has spent nearly 40 years in the field of law. She is very involved in the community. She recently served as the volunteer interim executive director for the Center for the Arts, co-chairs the Dancing for the Arts gala, and also serves on the nonprofit's board of trustees.

She is the former chair or president of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce; Chesapeake Professional Women’s Network; Bel Air Rotary Club and Harford County Commission for Women. She has served on the boards of the Harford County Board of Elections, The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation and Home Partnership and currently serves on the board of the Harford Community College Foundation.

Mentoring is important to Carolyn. She co-founded the Mentor Program of the Women’s Bar Association, University of Baltimore, Student Chapter, and has mentored many women over the years. In addition, she provides pro-bono bankruptcy services and assists with landlord-tenant matters and employment issues and serves as pro-bono appointed child counsel in divorce proceedings.

Proceeds from this year's event will fund the new ATHENA Leadership Award Scholarship, a $1,000 annual award to which first preference will be given to a female adult returning to college who exemplifies professionalism and commitment to the community. The recipient must be a Harford County resident, enrolled at least half time (6+ credits) with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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