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Mary Ciuniq Pete, Bev Hoffman To Be Inducted Into Alaska Women's Hall Of Fame

Two well-known Bethel residents will be inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame at the end of April: Beverly Hoffman and Mary Ciuniq Pete, according to the Delta Discovery. 

Hoffman will be honored for her passionate advocacy for health and athletics. That includes her decades-long quest for a pool so that people in the communities of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta can learn how to swim.

Pete's list of accomplishments is long: director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus; directing the state Division of Subsistence; and appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.

The ceremony takes place at 6 p.m. on April 30 at the First Baptist Church in Anchorage. Doors open at 5 p.m.