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1998 Alumnae Award recipients named
A leader in Jewish philanthropy and social services from Boston, Massachusetts,
and an art educator from Potomac, Maryland, have been named the recipients
of the 1998 Alumnae Award from Wells College.
Lenore Elman Asher, Wells Class of
1949, is a recipient of the annual award for her leadership of the Combined
Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) of Greater Boston and for her volunteer
efforts on behalf of CJP's large and comprehensive network of social services.
In 1994, she assumed the position of
president of the board of Jewish Vocational Services, a CJP agency. She
is the first woman to serve in this position and through it has been instrumental
in helping immigrants to the United States acquire needed job skills.
Currently, she sits on the National
Women's Campaign Board of United Jewish Appeal and works to involve more
women in the Lion of Judah Endowment Fund, a group of women who are honored
for their significant contributions to CJP. She has also helped to secure
an endowed center for Holocaust Studies at Clark University.
Ann Skerratt Richardson, a member of the Wells Class of 1949, is being
honored for her outstanding career in art education and administration.
She has been a leading art educator in the state of Maryland for more than
She coordinated the nationally known
Interrelated Arts Program in the Montgomery
County public school system now integrated system-wide. Using all styles
of creative and performing arts and drawing upon multicultural themes,
the team developed seminars and workshops for use throughout Maryland.
The program was cited as a model for discipline-based arts education by
the Getty Center for Education in the Arts.
Richardson also has responsibility
for high school drama and art education programs in Montgomery County public
schools, whose students are regularly represented among those winning top
art awards and scholarships.
She has held executive roles in the
Maryland Alliance for Art Education and the Maryland Art Association and
is the recipient of the award for Maryland Outstanding Arts Educator.
Ms. Asher and Ms. Richardson will be
honored at a campus ceremony on Saturday, May 30, 1998, that will be attended
by alumnae from across the nation.
The Alumnae Award was established in
1968 by the Wells College Alumnae Association in honor of the Centennial
of the college. The award honors those alumnae who have given outstanding
service to their alma mater, either directly or by service and accomplishment
in a field of endeavor that reflects distinction on Wells College.
Women's education network names new board
Wells President Lisa Marsh Ryerson has
been named chair of the board of the Public Leadership Education Network
(PLEN), according to Marianne Alexander, PLEN's executive director.
PLEN is a consortium of women's colleges
with headquarters in Washington, D.C., working together to prepare women
for public leadership. Through the organization, students study the policy
process with women leaders in seminars held in Washington and abroad.
Seminar speakers include congress-women;
and students observe sessions of the House and Senate, attend committee
hearings, and learn about interest groups that lobby Congress. They explore
public policy careers through internships and mentoring sessions.
PLEN was created in 1978 by Frances
Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold who was then serving as Wells' president. She
was also the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for vice
president of the United States.
"President Ryerson brings vision, energy,
and enthusiasm to her new position," says Alexander. "As we begin celebrating
PLEN's 20th anniversary, I am pleased our board chair also represents our
Presidents of member colleges sit on
the PLEN board including representatives from Agnes Scott College, Chatham
College, Douglass College, Hood College, and Sweet Briar College, among
On the campuses of PLEN colleges, students
learn and practice leadership in the classroom, public leadership forums,
student government, and community service projects.
Leadership Week at Wells: Gaining through
Wells students will arrive a week before
the start of spring semester classes to participate in Leadership Week.
Throughout the week of January 19 through 24, they will attend workshops
and penel discussions designed to prepare them for leadership roles in
the 21st century.
Leadership Week emphasizes career and
life skills training. Workshops are offered that teach resume writing,
public speaking, personal finance management, how to successfully apply
to graduate school, and computer skills (including the Internet).
Alumnae involvement is a part of the
Leadership Week tradition. Wells women working in many different fields
return to campus to participate in panel discussions and meet with students.
Leadership Week is also a community-building
activity. On Saturday, January 24, students will volunteer for various
projects in Auburn, New York.
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