Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Leave Your Shoes at the Door - Living in Japan Series

Andrew Magrath provided an insightful look at Japanese life and education through an American lens by sharing his experiences from the past three years of living and working as an Assistant Language Teacher in Daito, Japan. Stationed at a middle school outside of Osaka by the JET Program, Andrew found a unique harmony between traditional and modern Japan. The series included a visit to Nara, a typical day at his school, the influences of religion on the culture, and a look at everyday life.

Dorothy Davis Chosen to Receive 2008 Fullmer Volunteer Leadership Award

Barb Armitage, the 2007 receipient, presents Dorthy Davis with the 2008 Fuller Volunteer Leadership Award at the association's 82nd Annual Meeting held on April 23. The award recognizes and honors YWCA women for their contribution to the lives of women and girls.

Dodie has been a YWCA member for over 30 years and her ability to remember names and faces is legendary. She has lived the YWCA mission by constantly reaching out to and being available to others in the Alliance and college community during her years as Dean of women students and later as Alumni Director, guiding people to work together to accomplish useful and productive lives. Congratulations Dodie!