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The American Association of University Women appeared on the following Newsmakers

The American Association of University Women appeared on the following Newsmakers

(From KGCS)

The American Association of University Women, now better known as AAUW, works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, research, and education.

State officers Sue Shineman, Missouri AAUW president, and Debra McArthur explain the group’s mission in the upcoming Newsmakers program. McArthur, who is the director of college and university relations, details the process of bringing an AAUW campus chapter to Missouri Southern State University.

Joplin AAUW Chapter President Diane Reid Adams and Executive Committee member Marj Boudreaux discuss fundraising efforts for the Dorothea B. Hoover Scholarship that the local AAUW is awarding to an MSSU student.

Adams is a trainer with the AAUW Work Smart program, which teaches young women how to apply for a job, how to ask for a promotion and how to ask for a raise. Melissa Holt-Nance, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, shares the impact of scholarships and what it takes to qualify.

Newsmakers airs nightly at 5:00pm and 9:00pm the week of June 23rd on KGCS-TV and will air at 5:30am Saturday, June 29th on KOAM-TV. It is also posted on the station’s YouTube channel: KGCS – Missouri Southern State University.

KGCS programming can be seen on channel 21 and is also available on regional cable television systems such as Sparklight, Mediacom and Optimum Internet in Carthage. The station operates as a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University.