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Coe College honored by American Association of University Women

Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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2014-03-27 12:26:44 - General

Coe Vice President for Academic Affairs Marie Baehr, Chemistry Professor Maria Dean and President Dave McInally accept a "Gateway to Equity Award" from Sue Jorgensen (at podium) from the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

In commemoration of Women's History Month, the Cedar Rapids Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has honored Coe College with a Gateway to Equity Award. Coe was chosen for this award for promoting equity for women and girls by hosting the "Open Minds, Open Doors" conference for middle school girls since its inception.

Since 1997, AAUW, Grant Wood Area Education Agency and Coe have partnered to co-sponsor the annual "Open Minds, Open Doors" conference. As a result, more than 7,500 girls have experience workshops in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The award was presented from Sue Jorgensen of the AAUW, and it was accepted by Coe President David McInally, Coe Vice President for Academic Affairs Marie Baehr and Chemistry Professor Maria Dean. Professor Dean received special recognition as the coordinator of the event at Coe since it began.