Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host an audio press call about our new report, Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success, on Thursday, May 9, at 2 p.m. Eastern. In honor of Mother’s Day, the discussion will shine a light on the more than 1 million student mothers in community colleges and focus on what they need to succeed.
The audio press briefing will feature experts in the field and a student mother who will share her personal experience in community college. AAUW wants to make sure that gender is considered as part of broader efforts to increase graduation and completion rates at community colleges.
What: Leading experts will be available to answer reporters’ questions during an audio press call about the new AAUW report that will be available on http://www.aauw.org on May 9. The executive summary is available here.
Who: Catherine Hill, moderator, report co-author, and AAUW director of research
Andresse St. Rose, report co-author and AAUW senior researcher
Beverly Walker-Griffea, senior vice president for student services at Montgomery College
LaKeisha Cook, student mother currently attending Montgomery College
Anne Hedgepeth, AAUW government relations manager
When: The audio press briefing will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 9.
How: RSVP to media(at)aauw(dot)org to receive call-in information.
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.