Susan A. MacManus, of Land O’ Lakes, is among the list of 10 finalists selected by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women for the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame, according to a news release.
The list has been sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who soon will select up to three women to be the 2021 inductees.
The distinction recognizes and honors women “who, through their works and lives, have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for women and for all citizens of the state of Florida,” the news release says.
The nominees “exemplify the great diversity of women’s contributions to Florida life,” the release says.
MacManus is a political scientist and distinguished professor emeritus from the University of South Florida.
Other nominees are:
- Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, of Tampa
- Mayor Jane Castor, of Tampa
- Judge Virginia Covington, of Tampa
- May Mann Jennings, formerly of Brooksville
- Sen. Arthenia Joyner, of Tampa
- Barbara Nicklaus, of Palm Beach
- Senator Kathleen Passidomo, of Naples
- Lilly Pulitzer, of Palm Beach
- Beverly White Yeager, of Palm Beach
“Each year it is more difficult to choose 10 finalists to send to the governor because of the many superb nominations we receive,” Commission Chair Karin Hoffman said, in the release.
This year’s inductees will be honored at a ceremony on Oct. 19.
Published September 15, 2021