Major General Aragon to Speak at SWOSU

Major General LaRita A. Aragon  

Major General LaRita A. Aragon USAF (retired) will speak on leadership and women's issues as related to her life experiences and military service at a March 9 luncheon on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The 12 noon luncheon in the Memorial Student Center East Ballroom is sponsored by the Weatherford chapter of the American Association of University Women. Everyone is invited.

The luncheon menu will be a baked potato bar with dessert. AAUW members are currently selling tickets for the luncheon and tickets are also available in the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office, Room 205 Administration Building. Tickets are $10, which includes the lunch cost and $1 that is donated to the national AAUW organization. The remaining proceeds support the annual Weatherford AAUW Chapter Scholarship.

Aragon of Edmond became a school teacher, principal and eventually joined the Air National Guard, where she rose through the ranks until her retirement as a major general. She became the first female to hold the rank of brigadier general in the Oklahoma National Guard and the first female commander of the Oklahoma Air National Guard.