AAUW’s Career Development Grant Recipient to Share Thanks
2012-10-22 · By Editor
Career Development Grant recipient, Elaine Waldman, a 2011-2012 recipient, will be the guest speaker at American Association of University Women’ s Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at The Grand, 4101 Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90815 starting at 11:00 a.m. Ms. Waldman, will share how member’s donations work to AAUW Funds and what receiving this grant means to her.
Originally designed to offer “encouragement” funding to AAUW members seeking to renew or resume academic work for credit toward career or employment advancement, the scope of the Career Development Grant has broadened to include non-AAUW members and supports women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Special consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced, degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
The grant is allowing Elaine to pursue a master’s degree in anthropology. She will explain her plans to further integrate qualitative research methods, strengthen the role of outreach workers, and sustain community involvement in the field of public health. Elaine, a research analyst at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Acute Communicable Disease Control Program, develops interdisciplinary, collaborative, community-based infectious disease prevention projects.
Social gathering is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Breakfast Buffet is 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., meeting is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and program is from 11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon. For more information and reservations, please call Margy Arthur at 562-799-8479 by October 28th. Cost of the luncheon is $20.00. Donations towards new grant recipients will be accepted.
AAUW provides scholarships to local middle-school girls to attend Tech Trek, a summer camp at University California Irvine and Whittier College for one week and also the S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Education and Math) Conference held at Long Beach City College in February to encourage local middle-school girls to prepare for college.
AAUW Membership is open to those with an AA degree or higher. To learn more about membership in AAUW, please go to www.aauw-longbeach.org.