TUNKHANNOCK — The Tunkhannock Business and Professional Women (BPW) have selected Barbara Landon as their Woman of the Year 2016.
Landon is a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary special education at Lock Haven, a masters degree in special education and masters in instructional technology with instructional specialist certification at Wilkes University.
She taught in the Tunkhannock Area School District throughout her career as special education teacher, elementary school teacher, middle school teacher, computer literacy teacher and technology coordinator. She also served as a computer instructor for various organizations including Luzerne County Community College, Penn State University and Wilkes University.
The Tunkhannock resident is active in her community and has served a member of Wyoming County CARES, board member and instructor for Exodus Prison Ministry, board member and vice president of Northeast Behavioral Health Care Consortium, and cook for the Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen.
This year is the 33rd Woman of the Year program for the Tunkhannock BPW. Candidates can be nominated by friends, family, neighbors or colleagues. To be eligible for this award, the nominees must be actively employed or must have been actively employed prior to retirement, have made a contribution towards helping women either through their profession, social, civic, or political activities and live or work in Wyoming County.
A luncheon honoring Landon will take place at 12:30 p.m. Sunday April 24 at the Tunkhannock Moose Lodge. The cost is $15 per person. To make your reservations or for more information, call Michelle Shotwell at 570-665-1047 by Thursday, April 21.