Meta Braymer received the Patricia Lacey Metzger Distinguished Achievement Award during the 18th annual Leadership Colloquium for Professional Women at the University of Mary Washington on Thursday, November 3.
Braymer is vice president for economic development and regional engagement at UMW and leads the newly established Center for Economic Development. She was recognized for her career achievements, which include more than 30 years in higher education, as well as extensive involvement in business and community organizations.
The Metzger award recognizes individuals who uphold high standards in their personal and professional lives while fulfilling a career goal of significant stature. The award, presented annually at the colloquium since 1999, is given in memory of the late Patricia Metzger, a UMW professor and founder of the event. Only past colloquium participants are eligible to receive the Metzger award.
The 2011 colloquium centered on the theme “Mapping Your Journey.”
Vernice “Flygirl” Armour, the nation’s first African-American female combat pilot and author of “Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals That Matter,” gave the keynote address to more than 200 professional women at the UMW Stafford campus. In her presentation, she shared her journey of becoming a fighter pilot to emphasize the importance of a “breakthrough mentality” in the workplace.