Serena Williams in Michigan Women's Hall of Fame

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Saginaw-born tennis star Serena Williams will be honored in absentia when she and seven others are inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.

The group honors its 2012 inductees Thursday at its 29th annual dinner at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing. says Williams is visiting Kenya.

Another honoree is Gladys Beckwith of Lansing, founder of the Michigan Women's Studies Association and the Michigan Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame.

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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