The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia will honor two Augusta State University women in their annual Women of Distinction 2012 ceremony on Thursday, May 24, in the River Room of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Lurelia Hardy and Heather Metress will be recognized for their service to family, career, and community.
Hardy, an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, has served the local Girl Scouts for nearly 11 years as a board member and also as first vice president and secretary. She currently is a member of the Legacy Circle, which helps make decisions regarding the Fund and Friends developments, which includes fundraising.
Hardy earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education with summa cum laude honors in 1973 and a Master of Arts in Education in Health and Physical Education degree in 1982 from Tennessee State University. She joined Augusta State University in 1984.
Metress, a two-time alumna of ASU and wife of men’s basketball head coach Dip Metress, serves as the registrar at Georgia Health Sciences University. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, and a master’s degree in business administration.
She also serves on the executive committee of the Georgia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
Honorees are nominated by community members and are selected by the Girl Scouts.