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IFW Winter Forum at UAlbany March 10

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY , N.Y. (March 8, 2005) - Initiatives For Women, which has given out more than $230,000 in financial awards to 330 University at Albany women students, faculty, and staff since its inception in 1993, will feature a panel of former award winners Thursday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the University at Albany's Campus Center Assembly Hall on the main campus. Timeless Milestones: Revisiting IFW's Past, Present, and Future is free and open to the public.

The panel includes Nancy Belowich-Negron, director of UAlbany's Disabled Student Services; Debernee Pugh, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Criminal Justice and a resident director for UAlbany's Department of Residential Life; Carmen Caamaño, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies; and Pauline M. Bush, a single mother who won the IFW Avon Life Impact Scholarship in 2001. With her award, Bush transferred from Hudson Valley Community College to UAlbany, where she is now pursuing a sociology major and psychology minor. Panelists will discuss how their IFW award helped them to achieve professional or educational goals.

IFW's mission is to enrich educational and career opportunities for women students, faculty, and staff at UAlbany.


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