OCCSW Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women

2001 Okaloosa County Women's Hall of Fame Honorees

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Caroline Allen - Education Award

Caroline Allen (1925 - ) Pioneer Inductee 2001. She was an educator in county schools for 30 years. She dedicated her life to the preservation of local history as the president of the Carver-Hill Memorial and Historical Society. She led the drive to establish the Carver-Hill Museum, fund its new building and serve as director.

Gladys Milton - Pioneer Award

Gladys Milton (1924-1999) Established a midwifery clinic in 1976 and as Northwest Florida’s only midwife, made health care available to poor rural women. Over a 40 year period she delivered 3000 children educating women about the necessity of hygiene and care of newborns. She was the first Okaloosa County woman elected to the state of Florida Women's Hall of Fame in Tallahassee. Pioneer, inducted posthumously 2001.

Jane Strickland - Humanitarian Award

Jane Strickland - Carolyn Spencer Humanitarian Award 2001. She was the first female executive of the Mental Health Association, raising awareness and reducing the stigma of treatment. She helped establish Shelter House and has served with dedication at Sharing and Caring and Healthy Start Coalition.

Marnie Tate - Contemporary Award

Marnie Tate - Contemporary Inductee 2001. Active with the FWB Chamber of Commerce since 1976, first female president in 1986, lifetime member for signing up 100 members. She led the effort to establish the 911 service in Okaloosa County. A top agent locally and nationally with Northwestern Mutual Life.

2001 Honorees

Caroline Allen
Educator Award

Gladys Milton
Pioneer Award

Jane Strickland
Humanitarian Award

Marnie Tate
Contemporary Award

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