Hannah Best (`77) was presented with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award by the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women at a May 6 banquet. The commission presented awards to 20 additional women from across New Mexico for their contribution to improving the lives of women in the state.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2002 and previous recipients have included former New Mexico first lady Alice King and Georgia O'Keeffe.
Throughout her career, Best has been a champion of civil rights and women's rights, and is known for her unrelenting tenacity on behalf of her clients and the broader community.
The commission was created in 1974 to increase the knowledge of the rights, responsibilities and interests of women and girls in New Mexico and to preserve women's history and contributions to the state.
May 10, 2011