Olympia YWCA: Women of Achievement winners announced

The following are the YWCA of Olympia Women of Achievement winners for 2014:

-Dr. Rhonda Coats: Coats is vice president for student services at South Puget Sound Community College. Coats led efforts to establish and maintain the SPSCC Diversity & Equity Center.

-Rev. Marti Ensign: Ensign has helped women locally and internationally for the last 60 years. As a member of Soroptimist of Olympia International she implemented the Hope Africa scholarship to help women obtain medical education, according to a news release.

-Lynn Grotsky: Grotsky is the co-founder, board president, past volunteer executive director, facilitator consultant and event coordinator of Pizza Klatch.

-Dr. Leticia Nieto: Nieto is a professor in the master of arts in counseling psychology program at Saint Martin’s University.

-Christy Peters: Peters is the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office administration chief.

Coats and Nieto also won racial justice awards.

All will be recognized at the 20th annual Women of Achievement gala, which is set for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Red Lion Hotel Forest Ballroom. For more information, contact Cherie Reeves Sperr at 360-352-0593 or crsperr@ywcaofolympia.org.