Saturday, March 24, 2007

AAUW NY Honors Educator and Scholar

The President of St. Joseph’s College, NY received The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Long Island Interbranch’s Woman of Achievement Award at their annual Luncheon today. One hundred and thirty women heard her speak of the challenges facing education today Student’s need to stay in school. She noted that at St. Joseph’s College 75% of the students were female. Sadly, she indicated that the cost of a year in jail is higher than the cost of a year in college.

It was rewarding for us to hear what it meant to receive an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation Fellowship from the young woman who received it. Her dissertation was about the relationship between black women and their daughters. Knowing that AAUW had acknowledged her research and writing ability inspired her. The funds kept her going. All three of these factors and more helped her secure a position at New York University.

The AAUW NYS President spoke of AAUW’s contributions to educational research and the significance of the well researched “Shortchanging Girls, Shortchanging America” on the education of today’s girls, Equal Pay Day , Campaign for Fiscal Equity, our upcoming NYS Convention and more.

Finally, on this special day we honored outstanding women from our branches for their commitment and dedication to AAUW.

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