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February 2, 2024

Alumni Spotlight: Julie Chapus '01 (Social Work, MSW) Receives Athena Award

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Congratulations to Julie Chapus ’01 (Social Work, M.S.W.) on receiving the Athena Award! Sponsored by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Chapus was recognized for her immense impact on women and the community.

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, along with its Women's Council, presented the 38th annual Athena International Awards at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Feb. 1. The Athena Award is presented annually to an individual who has achieved excellence in their profession, is a leader in their community, and who serves as a mentor, role model and advocate for women.

Chapus devotes her time and energy to improving the quality of life for others. "We're all about giving people a fresh hope, and a future," said Chapus.

Chapus is the Founder of Miss Julie’s School of Beauty in Rochester and was recognized for her contributions through her one-of-a-kind program for survivors of human trafficking in the Rochester area community. She truly is an example of an alumna making a difference by helping people to flourish in the community!

A stylist at Miss Julie's Beauty School.

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