On November 12, 1975 the Poughkeepsie Branch held a dinner at the Vassar Alumni House to commemorate the International Women's Year and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of our branch. Eight women were honored for outstanding service to the residents of Dutchess County. Since that time, the Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW has selected a local woman to honor as our Woman of the Year. These women exemplify the goals stated in AAUW's mission statement:
The American Association of University Women advances equity
for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
We invite you to nominate candidates for consideration of this honor using the form linked below to print, fill in and mail. Your nomination will be in consideration for two years from the date you submit the form to one of the Woman of the Year Committee Co-Chairs: Gail Sisti, 313 Forest Rd, Wallkill, NY 12589 or Mary Lou Davis, 125 Andrews Rd, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
Honored at the 50th Anniversary of AAUW in 1975
From the program of the celebration of this anniversary:
Miss Haight was a teacher for 42 years and came to Poughkeepsie High School in 1952. She was the Supervisor of Social Studies from 1959 until she retired in 1969. She is a past president of AAUW and also has been active in the American Field Service She is President of Tel-Care.
Miss Haight has a Master's degree from the Teachers College at Columbia University, and has also taken special courses at Syracuse and NYU.