AAUW to Host Panel Discussion about Women in Community Colleges

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Experts will discuss the findings of AAUW’s latest research report.


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a panel discussion about our new report, Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success, on Tuesday, May 21, at 2 p.m. EDT. The event will be live streamed online. The town hall-style event will highlight the 4 million women students at community colleges, the challenges they face in completing a certificate or degree or transferring to a four-year school, and strategies to help them succeed. The report looks specifically at the experience of student mothers and women in nontraditional fields, including science, technology, engineering, and math at community colleges.

A panel of experts, including the AAUW researchers and a representative from the American Association for Women in Community Colleges, will lead the discussion. The panel will focus on the role of gender as a significant consideration in increasing graduation and completion rates at community colleges.

What:     Leading experts will be available to answer questions during a Q&A session after the panel discussion. The panel will focus on the new AAUW report.

Linda D. Hallman, AAUW Executive Director
Catherine Hill, Ph.D., report co-author and AAUW Director of Research
Andresse St. Rose, Ed.D., report co-author and AAUW Senior Researcher
Beverly Walker-Griffea, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Student Services at Montgomery College and representative from AAWCC
Donna Milgram, National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology, and Sciences Executive Director
Tiffany Reardon, Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Community College Program Assistant Director

When:         2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 21

Where:     Northern Virginia Community College
        Alexandria Campus
        Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
        3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311

How:         RSVP to aauw-research(at)aauw(dot)org. To access the live-stream video of the event, register online here.


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 165,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

Learn more and join us at http://www.aauw.org.

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