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Loyd honored at banquet to celebrate National Business Women’s Week

Keith Turner | News Editor | Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:27 pm

The A-State Business and Professional Women (BPW) student organization kicked of National Business Women’s Week by honoring Kathy Loyd with “Woman of the Year.”

Loyd currently serves as the interim dean for the College of Business. She was given the honor during a banquet in the Delta Center on Monday, hosted by the A-State Office of Diversity and the A-State and Jonesboro chapters of Business and Professional Women.

Loyd joined the faculty in fall 2016 and was appointed interim dean in May. She is an A-State graduate and a long-time supporter of the school.

“I’m so honored,” Loyd said. “It is so meaningful to be recognized.”

The “Woman of the Year” award recognizes outstanding women in the field of business.

In addition to the Woman of the Year banquet, A-State BPW will host other events for National Business Women’s Week, which started Monday.

At 6 p.m. Friday, BPW will host a viewing of “Hidden Figures” in the Humanities Building, Room 1041.

Refreshments will be provided, with free sandwich boxes for the first 20 students. The event is free and open to all A-State students.

Students who are interested in joining A-State BPW can contact the organization’s secretary, Quynh Ho, at quynh.ho@smail.astate.edu, or any BPW member.

For more information, visit the A-State BPW Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bpwastate/.