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Serena Williams In Michigan Women’s Hall Of Fame

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Serena Williams of the United States hugs the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus to win the women's singles final match on Day Fourteen of the 2012 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood, of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Serena Williams of the United States hugs the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus to win the women’s singles final match on Day Fourteen of the 2012 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood, of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Saginaw-born tennis star Serena Williams is among eight members of the 2012 class of the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.

The group said Tuesday that it’s honoring the inductees at its 29th annual dinner Oct. 18 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.

Also being inducted is Gladys Beckwith of Lansing, founder of the Michigan Women’s Studies Association and the Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame.

The other living inductees are ex-Michigan Corrections Director Patricia Caruso of Sault Ste. Marie, environmental activist Mary Jane Dockeray of Grand Rapids and women’s rights advocate Judith Karandjeff of Lansing.

Dead inductees are Dr. L. Anna Ballard of Lansing, state Sen. McCall Hamilton of Grand Rapids and African American clubwoman Mary E. McCoy of Detroit.

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Online:

http://www.michiganwomenshalloffame.org

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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