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Women of Achievement

A message from Zane State College and Ohio University Zanesville

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Zane State College and Ohio University Zanesville have decided to hold Women of Achievement virtually this year! Thank you for your understanding.

The 2020 Women of Achievement recipients (listed below) and sponsors will be recognized through a video tribute that will be posted on Facebook the week of April 4. The videos will air on the Muskingum County Women of Achievement, Zane State College, and Ohio University Zanesville Facebook pages. Make sure you like or follow these pages so you are alerted when the videos are posted. In addition, all the videos will be available in a playlist on Zane State’s YouTube channel later in April.  Presenting sponsors will also be featured on the recipient billboards that will be posted around Muskingum County in early April.

  • Ruth Ann Allen—Muskingum Family Y Lifetime Service Award
  • Monica Batteiger—Josephine Phillips Health Care
  • Tami Fitzgerald—Winifred K. Vogt Education
  • Lacey Higgins Geyer—Ethel Granger Schultz Young Adult
  • Jamie Trout—Mary Townsend Professions
  • Sarah Wickerham—Mary Vashti Jones Funk Business Award
  • Tara Wilson—Aldine Roach Flegal Special Recognition

These are unprecedented times that have dramatically changed our daily lives. While the uncertainty can be unsettling, we believe we will get through this together and emerge stronger. We would like to extend our sincere thank you to these sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors

  • Barnes Advertising
  • Century National Bank
  • Linn Engineering
  • Ohio University Zanesville
  • Northpointe Surgical Suites
  • Trikes by Rodney LLC
  • Zane State College

Benefactor Sponsors

  • The Community Bank
  • Genesis HealthCare System
  • Muskingum County Community Foundation
  • Muskingum County Family Y
  • Muskingum County Women’s Republican Club
  • North Valley Bank

Patron Sponsors

  • Jody Ballas
  • Coconis Furniture & Mattress 1st
  • Drug Free Muskingum
  • The Energy Cooperative
  • Lepi and Associates
  • Cindy Linn

Individual Sponsors

  • Mary Ann Bucci
  • Diane Jones
  • Sarah McInturf Linn
  • Janice Tucker McCloud
  • Stacey Russell
  • Mary Swope

Friends of Women of Achievement

  • Nancy Beitzel
  • Champion Services LLC
  • Vickie MacLaine
  • Christine Shaw
  • Virginia Smith

Nominations forms for 2022 Women of Achievement will be available in late December 2021 and will be due in January 2022. Please save the date of April 6, 2022, for next year’s event.


Ohio University Zanesville and Zane State College are pleased to continue partnering with the Muskingum Family Y on this wonderful event. If you have questions regarding Women of Achievement, please contact co-chair Brenda Elswick (belswick@zanestate.edu or 740.588.1206) or Dr. Hannah Nissen (740.588.1525).

Thank you for continuing a tradition of recognition of women contributing to the quality of life in Muskingum County.