At the September meeting of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Branch of the American Association of University Women, Dr. Virginia Horvath, new president of the State University of New York at Fredonia, was the guest speaker. Horvath spoke about women as advocates for education and positive social change, women who have been advocates and influences in her life, and the challenges facing SUNY Fredonia's staff and students. Part of her presentation included speaking of the university's New Strategic Plan that was developed by a committee of staff, students, and community members.
Also speaking at the September meeting were Dr. Janeil Rey and student Rebecca Wojciechowicz. Rey and Wojciechowicz spoke of the trip they will be making to Belize during J-Term. Rey has been taking students to Belize, where they work with teachers and children in schools, for seven years. Wojciechowicz, who will be making her second trip to Central America, told of her experiences in January. In February Rey and some of the 30 students participating in the Belize experience will be speaking to the D-F Branch of AAUW about their experiences.
AAUW membership is open to college students as well as anyone holding an associate's or higher degree. AAUW advocates for equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls. If interested in learning more about AAUW, membership, or attending a meeting, call Peggy Tiffany at 673-1838.
From left: Dr. Virginia Horvath, Rebecca Wojciechowicz and Dr. Janeil Rey.