FREDERICK, Maryland—Hood College employee Maura Page was awarded the Unsung Hero Award by the Frederick County Commission for Women on March 22.
Page is the employer relations manager at Hood College’s Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning. She received the award at the Leadership Alliance Awards Dinner, the annual awards dinner at which the FCCFW recognizes outstanding women in Frederick.
The Unsung Hero Award is presented to an individual who has made substantive contribution in promoting the FCCFW mission and has volunteered countless hours to the organization. Page was voted to win the award unanimously.
“Maura is a big part of the Commission for Women because she is always willing to jump in and give her time without thought of herself,” said Kimba Green, commissioner of the FCCFW. “She represents leadership to the students of our SheLEADS program and is an important reason for the program’s success—always with a smile and energy to give to our community. We are so blessed to have Maura work with us!”
The SheLEADS program is designed to empower high school students to become leaders in their communities. In addition to assisting with that program the past two years, Page has worked as a kitchen volunteer at Centro Hispano’s Christmas celebration at Hillcrest Elementary School.
“I was completely overwhelmed when I heard that I was nominated and received this award,” said Page. “I try to follow the mantra of ‘how may I serve,’ a question borrowed from philosopher Wayne Dyer. Volunteering is something that I enjoy doing, and I am always happy to help.”