Three Southwest Washington women were honored with Distinguished Woman of the Year awards for making a difference in the lives of others at Washington State University Vancouver’s 11th annual Women of Distinction celebration. Held March 28, the event wrapped up Women’s History Month at the university.

Ana Betancourt Macias.2019 awardees include Ana Betancourt Macias, a junior majoring in sociology. She is the director of legislative affairs, president of WSU Vancouver Collegiate LULAC, and a member of the WSU Vancouver Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She inspires Latinas to use their struggles as strengths. Betancourt Macias is positively changing lives through her message and her work.

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