UCF Alumna Receives Toastmasters International’s Highest Honor

Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership development, awarded its highest honor, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM,) to Michelle Hanchey, ’76. The DTM award is given only to those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and communication skills and who have used these skills to help others in their self-development. Less than one percent of 4 million past and present Toastmaster members have achieved the elite DTM status.

She worked hard to earn the award by giving more than 40 public speeches, performing more than 27 leadership projects and taking various leadership roles within her local Toastmasters club in Johns Creek as well as in the state’s District 14. The special awards ceremony where she will receive her DTM recognition medal will be held on Saturday, April 27 at the Evergreen Marriott Resort in Stone Mountain, GA during the District 14 Spring Conference Luncheon. The award will be presented in front of more than 350 fellow Toastmasters from around the state.

Hanchey graduated from UCF with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1976 and now owns 8ight, an international marketing company.

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