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AAUW meeting slated for March 4

Published 9:16am Monday, February 25, 2013

The next American Association of University Women general meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. March 4 at the America’s Best Value Inn, Albert Lea. Menu is roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable and a roll. Cost is $12.

The program is “Discover Through Diversity” by Mary Laeger-Hagemeister. She has spent her career living and working with diverse populations in the United States, from the plains of the Midwest to inner city on the East Coast and the mountains of Appalachia. Her students have included incarcerated individuals, people in poverty, people in mental health facilities, immigrants, GED students, business leaders and educators. She developed curricula and taught topics ranging from parenting to leadership and facilitation. She has had great success working with people who have been in difficult situations.

For more than 20 years she was employed in the extension system at Penn State University and most recently, the University of Minnesota, where she recently completed her doctorate. Her dissertation is titled “Social capital networking and immigration populations in rural Minnesota.” She is actively engaged as a volunteer in her community through a variety of organizations.

Any women with a college degree are welcome to attend. Reservations are requested in advance and can be made by calling Sue Tripp at 377-0864. For those wanting membership information, call Carol Frydenlund at 373-2785.