On Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C., Dr. Cole was among the proud recipients of the African American Women in Excellence award, presented by publishing company Who's Who.
During the ceremony Who's Who Publishing Company, which publishes the nation's largest annual directory focusing on the African-American market, unveiled its highly anticipated second edition of Who's Who In Black Washington, D.C.¨
In addition to the nearly 300 honorees listed in the new edition, master of ceremonies Guy Lambert of WPGC 95.5 FM welcomed dignitaries and local leaders. With a foreword penned by Alexis Herman, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, the new edition of Who's Who particularly celebrates African-American Women of Excellence. At the ceremony, other recipients included Judge Inez Smith Reid and Artis Hampshire-Cowan, as well as Emerging Leaders Under 40. Who's Who also paid tribute to First Lady Michelle Obama and the late Dr. Dorothy Height.
Commenting at the event, Carter D. Womack, associate publisher for Who's Who In Black Washington, D.C.¨, stated, "I am extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to revisit Washington, D.C., with this second edition. The women throughout this community have accomplished successful careers and continue to serve as role models to our female youth. Thank you for your contributions."