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AAUW to Host Panel Discussion About Women in Community Colleges at NOVA-Alexandria

May 15, 2013

The American Association of University Women will host a panel discussion about its new report, “Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success,” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus. The event will be streamed live online.

The town hall-style event will highlight the four million women students enrolled at community colleges, the challenges they face in completing their education, 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.

The panel will focus on the role of gender as a significant consideration in increasing graduation and completion rates at community colleges.

Leading experts will 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

2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21

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

RSVP to To access the live-stream video of the event register online here

Media Contact: Jennifer Gonzalez | 703-425-5839 |

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