A Casper woman who has devoted her life to serving others has been named this year's "Woman of Distinction" in Casper. Nurieh Glasgow was named in a ceremony at the 22nd annual  luncheon ceremonies on Thursday.

Ms. Glasgow was nominated by Janet DeVries, whose nomination was written into the following biography:

"Throughout her life, Nurieh has been involved in service to and education of her community, especially underserved populations. She has directed after-school and summer camp programs for disadvantaged youth, successfully written grants and secured donations, facilitated classes for high-risk youth and adults, and trained non-profit organizations in disability inclusion. She is currently the Program Officer at ServeWyoming where she manages its grant process and portfolio of the AmeriCorps programs.

Volunteerism is Nurieh’s middle name. To name a few; she served two national service terms with AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA, she coordinates volunteer fairs for the community, collaborates with Food for Thought, works the annual Point in Time count of homeless people in the community, volunteers her time at food banks, domestic violence shelters, community clean-ups, Boys and Girls Club and is even a facilitator for a successful writers’ group.

Nurieh has spent her entire professional career helping others. Her personal passion is social justice.  A mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for ten years, she was named Wyoming Big Sister of the Year in 2014.  She is always looking for ways to create dialogue in our community to educate others. She is currently working with 'The Table', a weekly gathering of people that practices 'radical inclusivity and true hospitality' to discover ways Casper citizens can have more opportunities to gain awareness, exposure and healing.

Service will remain her life’s work. Since joining ServeWyoming, she has collaborated with the NAACP to make Casper’s MLK Day a 'Day On' not a 'Day Off'. Her identity as a bi-racial woman, raised by a white mother, in a Baha’i faith that promotes the equity of mankind, provides Nurieh rich context, drive and belief that healing and growth are both possible in our world."

The other nominees for this year's Woman of Distinction Award were Barbara Crews, Linda Fittje, Tammy Frankland, Elizabeth Marshall, and Yvonne Wigington.

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