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Beverly Stewart accepts the award from Governor Jack MarkellOn Monday, March 22, Beverly Stewart, founder of Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. and five other exceptional women were officially inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women. The Hall of Fame honor is sponsored by the Delaware Commission for Women and is the state’s foremost event honoring outstanding women.

Governor Jack Markell recognized the significant contributions made by the six trailblazing Delaware women at an event held Monday evening at the Duncan Center in Dover. The theme for the 29th Annual Hall of Fame of Delaware Women Awards Ceremony was: “In the Company of Great Women.” The 2010 Hall of Fame inductees are Sister Ascension Banegas, Jeanette Eckman, Kathryn Young Hazeur, Jacquelin Pitts, Beverly Louise Stewart and Judith Gedney Tobin.

Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is one of the state’s most prestigious awards recognizing the contributions and achievements of Delaware women.  Each year, individuals and organizations throughout Delaware are invited to nominate women for this honor. Recipients of the award are selected based on their reputation as a trailblazer; respect among colleagues; work significance and its lasting impact; leadership role; and community service that has impacted the lives of others locally or globally.

“Delaware is fortunate to have such outstanding women with such inspiring achievements serving not only as role models, but as anchors in our businesses and communities,” said Markell.  “As we reflect on their stories, I believe we can all learn lessons about how we can build on their efforts to keep our state moving forward.” Among those joining Governor Markell in congratulating this year’s awardees were Nancy P. Rochford, Chair of the Delaware Commission for Women, and Jeffrey Bullock, Delaware Secretary of State.

The Hall of Fame of Delaware Women was established in 1981 by the Delaware Commission for Women. Its purpose is to recognize the lasting contributions and achievements of Delaware women in a variety of fields, including agriculture, the arts, business, education, government, health, homemaking, human rights, industry, media, science, sports and volunteer work. Those inducted into the Hall of Fame are women of vision, courage and tenacity. Their purposeful, compassionate and determined lives have positively affected the culture, economy and climate of the state of Delaware. By celebrating the lives and legacies of the members of the Hall of Fame, the Delaware Commission for Women points to the power of one determined individual.

Pictured: Beverly accepts the award from Delaware’s Governor Jack Markell.

For 25 years, Back to Basics has been recognized as the area’s undisputed leader in one-on-one tutoring. In addition, the firm offers a unique Delaware private school for grades K-12 and a Private Business and Trade School for adults. Back to Basics is the 2010 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

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