2022 Interfaith Achievement Awardees Announced

2022 WTB Interfaith Achievement Award of $1000 is presented to graduating senior woman whose leadership and accomplishments exemplify WTB’s mission to promote understanding and acceptance among people of diverse cultures, faith traditions and backgrounds.

WTB’s James B. Wiggins Memorial Award, in the amount of $750, is given in memory of James B. Wiggins, chairperson of the Department of Religion and dean of Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University, and an early supporter of the efforts of his wife, Betsy Wiggins, to cofound Women Transcending Boundaries. WTB’s cofounders, Betsy Wiggins (a Christian woman) and Danya Wellmon (a Muslim woman), came together after 9/11 to start what has become Women Transcending Boundaries.

WTB was honored to recognize three graduating senior women.

On June 2 at the Institute of Technology at Central (ITC) Award Night, Betty Lamb and Barbara Bova presented the WTB Interfaith Achievement Award to Anjana Allay in recognition of her service to her school, church, and community, and efforts to bring diverse groups of people together by fostering interpersonal connections. Anjana has improved understanding across differences by freely sharing with others her Nepalese culture and her journey as a New American.

On June 14, Carol Lipson and Sue Savion attended Nottingham’s Award Night to present two awards. Martine Dosa was presented with the 2022 WTB Interfaith Achievement Award in recognition of her efforts to promote understanding among people of diverse cultures and to cultivate empathy through productive dialogue and study.

Yasmine Kaanan received the James B. Wiggins Memorial Award in recognition of her leadership achievements and commitment to building bridges of understanding though her literary gifts and her dedication to mentoring others.