Sponsored by the Deerfield Area, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, and Waukegan Area Branches of AAUW, the 6th Annual AAUW Fellows Brunch took place at Lambs Farm, Libertyville, Saturday, April 9. Members from these branches and the Elgin Area Branch numbered around 60. After a delightful meal, the audience heard from these three AAUW Fellows:
Sarah Graff, PhD, University of Chicago, Postdoctoral, Archeology, University of Chicago, who spoke about her onsite research of ancient western Syria (Ebla vicinity)
Ana Maria Reyes, PhD, Art History and Criticism, University of Chicago, who spoke about her study of 20th Century Columbian artist Beatriz Gonzalez
Amanda Fisher, MS, Mathematics, Roosevelt University (Chicago), who spoke about her plans to study and develop new classroom methods for math teachers
Raising funds for AAUW grants and fellowships is an integral part of many AAUW branches. Learning about how these monies help further the educations of outstanding women is indeed gratifying. These three women are worthy recipients. Both Graff and Reyes hope to have their work published soon.