Denise Gorsline, associate vice president for academic planning at MSUM and MSUM alumni have been named nominees for the YWCA Women of the Year awards.

By Forum staff

FARGO – The YWCA has nominated 34 women and businesses for their outstanding achievements in 2015.
The awards event will be held April 20 at the Holiday Inn here. The social hour, including a wine raffle and a variety of prizes, begins at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner and program starting at 6:30. All nominees will be honored and the evening will culminate with the announcement of this year’s recipients in 12 award categories. This year’s nominees are:
Jacky Arness, Miss North Dakota; Stephanie Astrup, community volunteer; Angela Bauer, general manager, Costco Wholesale; Emily Beck, executive director, Fargo Theatre; Erin Bertel, North Dakota spokesperson and coordinator, The Joy of Sox; Kristine Boser, volunteer, Hope Inc.; Kriss Burns, senior business development manager, Volt Workforce Solutions; Patty Cummings, director of special education, Fargo Public Schools;
Discovery Benefits; Chris Feickert, broker associate, Park Co. Realtors; Denise Gorsline, associate vice president for academic planning, Minnesota State University Moorhead; Nancy Greenberg, president, Pickle Barrel Designs; Carla Hansen, retired as chief nurse executive, Sanford Health; Gayle Hyde, media specialist, Fargo Public Schools; Debra Idland, temp staffing associate, Spherion Staffing Services/Preference Personnel; Wendy Iwerks, child life specialist, Sanford Health; Tiffany Lawrence, chief financial officer, Sanford Health; Jade Monroe, student, North Dakota State University; Tammy Noteboom, communications director, The Village Family Service Center; Jeana Peinovich, Lend A Hand director, Dakota Medical Foundation;
Julie Peterson Klein, executive vice president/chief culture officer, Bell State Bank and Trust; Kim Pladson, executive director, TNT Kid’s Fitness; Mariah Prussia, owner, Xtreme Measures; Mary Ellen Rolfson, chief financial officer, West Acres Development; Jenny Schuster, broker associate, Park Co. Realtors; Gloria Shields, pastor, Latter Rain Ministries Church; Heather Simonich, trainer and program coordinator, The Neuropsychiatric Research Institute;
Tavia Smith, vice president customer service center manager, Gate City Bank; Mary Stenson, director of volunteers, Sanford Partners and Guest Services, Sanford Health; Rachel Stone, Horizon Middle School supervisor, Moorhead Area Public Schools; Robin Swanson, insurance agent, Superior Insurance; Dr. Shelby Terstriep, oncology, Sanford Health; Paulette Walker, therapist, Prairie St. John’s; and Britany Williams, student, Concordia College.
Tickets are $75, and a portion of each ticket is a tax deductible donation to the YWCA. Table sponsorships are also available. For more information or to buy tickets, call (701) 232-2547 or visit www.ywcacassclay.or