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AAUW Branch Plans Kickoff Meeting on September 8


The Weatherford branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will have its first meeting of the 2015-16 year on Tuesday, September 8, from 3-5 p.m. in the SWOSU Technology Stone Building, Room 103. 

This will be a general meeting to provide information about AAUW and to make plans for the year. Light refreshments will be served, and the general public is invited to attend.

AAUW membership is open to all individuals who have completed a college/university degree (associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate). Current college students are eligible for a free student e-affiliate membership.

The AAUW Weatherford Branch meets once each month, September through April, to conduct educational, community service and social activities.  Branch activities include funding college scholarships, supporting at least one SWOSU student to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCWSSL) conference, breast cancer awareness activities, Tech Trek math & science camp for girls, and an annual branch luncheon.

Branch officers include: President Lori Gwyn (SWOSU Chemistry), President-elect Karen Sweeney (SWOSU School of Business and Technology), Vice President-Membership and Past President Lisa Appeddu (SWOSU College of Pharmacy), Vice Presidents-Programs Cindi Albrightson (SWOSU Engineering Technology) and Faye Henson (SWOSU, Allied Health, ret.), Secretary Jorie Edwards (SWOSU Psychology), Treasurer Kathy O’Neal (SWOSU Mathematics), and Social Media Chair Holly McKee (SWOSU School of Business and Technology).

For more information about AAUW, call Gwyn at 580.774.3744 or Appeddu at 580.774.3148.  Special rates for new members are available.  For more details, check the website ( and Facebook page.