Granholm Joins Hall of Fame

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Gov. Jennifer Granholm was to be inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame on Thursday night.

Granholm said she was honored to be included in the ranks of women such as blues singer and songwriter Sippie Wallace, artist Gwen Frostic and labor activist Mildred Jeffrey.

“Michigan has a rich history of strong women, and women are clearly having an impact in the business, political, and academic sectors in our state,” Granholm said in a statement.

Granholm is the state's first female governor. She also served as its first attorney general.

The Michigan Women's Studies Association was to host the 21st annual awards ceremony in Novi on Thursday night. Other inductees include Florine Mark, president of a group of Weight Watchers franchises and Cathy McClelland, founder and CEO of the Detroit
Entrepreneurship Institute.

The hall of fame has inducted more than 200 women since it began in 1983.