Thomas College student earns American Association of University Women Award

Published: Thursday, September 15, 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thomas College student earns American Association of University Women Award

WATERVILLE, September 2016 — Thomas College senior, Chelsea Hale, was awarded the American Association of University Women Award.  The AAUW Award is a one-year membership in the American Association of University Women. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

“One of the goals of AAUW is to prepare talented young women to take on leadership roles in their professional lives. The Waterville Branch is pleased to present this year’s student membership award to Chelsea Hale, a senior at Thomas College.  Hale, who is majoring in Political Science with minors in Pre-law and Accounting, is from Moreno Valley, California,” said AAUW campus rep and Thomas College English professor Kelly Mechling.

Hale, who is majoring in Political Science with minors in Pre-law and Accounting, is from Moreno Valley, California. She plans to attend Law School after graduating from Thomas.

Thomas College is college partner of the AAUW. Each year in the spring, a rising senior is chosen based on their leadership abilities or potential and their interest in women’s issues. Students may become e-affiliate members for free.

Meetings are held monthly from September through May, typically the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Colby College.

 

About Association of University Women: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Established in 1881 by a 17-member group of college educated women in the Boston area, AAUW today has over 170,000 members and supporters, over 1,000 local branches and more than 800 college and university partners throughout the US.

About Thomas College: Founded in 1894, Thomas College is at the forefront of affordability, access to college education, and providing students with a good return on investment. The private, career-oriented college is committed to preparing its undergraduates for careers in all forms of business, technology, criminal justice, psychology, and education. On average, 94 percent of Thomas graduates are employed within 90 days of graduation. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and awards a Master of Business Administration (with concentrations in Accounting, Health Care Management, Human Resources, and Project Management); a Master of Science in Education, Educational Leadership, and Literacy Education; a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Arts; an Associate in Science, and an Associate in Arts. For more information, visit www.thomas.edu.

For more information, please contact MacKenzie Riley at 207-859-1313 or pr@thomas.edu .

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