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P R O F E S S I O N A L W O M E N ’ S A S S O C I AT I O N

Newsletter Volume 12 Number 1 Fall 2004

A Message from the Co-Presidents

INVOLVEMENT IN PWA has many layers. If commitment to PWA
you have come to the brown bag lunches, leadership. New to the
the annual conference and book club or Steering Committee are
have donated school supplies to Operation Treasurer, Kristen Burnett,
Backpack, this is PWA. Enlightenment, Secretary, Sandy Camp
motivation, service and a place to connect and Parliamentarian,
on key issues relevant to women’s Kori Soltz. The collective
empowerment, health or professional energy of their vision
development are the goals of PWA and its of financial growth for
activities. PWA subcommittees include PWA as an organization,
service, networking, empowerment and personal growth for PWA
skill development through its service members, and an increase
committees of Community Service, in membership overall is
Awards and Recognition, Programs going to keep us grounded
and Conference and also through its in meeting our mission.
operational committees of Membership, Their leadership is key
Website & Publicity. The diversity of in keeping the Steering
PWA member’s walks of life, profession, Committee viable and on
generation, energy, experience, hobbies, task. Kim Parent and Lupe Navarro-Garcia 2004-2005 Co-Presidents
skills and dedication lends to great
conversation, motivation and growth. Off and running with the Community and we look forward to her leadership in
Service subcommittee are Katya this worthy area!
What motivates you to participate in Armistead and Gina Gonzales. Their
a professional organization may be dedication has already been apparent We encourage you to review the website
personal and unique to you, but as a whole due to the recent success of Operation for up and coming events and to bring
membership, it is a powerful thing. That is Backpack where over 200 backpacks were along a friend. We gather a lot of new
what we want for PWA members, a sense donated to local children and teens. Look members for the Annual Professional
of collective strength, energy and common forward to other worthy service efforts Development Conference in the spring,
purpose. The volume of activities and under their leadership. Considering that yet a lot of exceptional activities occur
service that PWA provides to members expanding membership of PWA is a goal fall and winter. Jumpstart your PWA
and the local community is astounding. embraced by each member of the Steering participation and attend the fall and winter
The caliber of the presenters and the Committee, Membership Co-chairs, events we have to offer, consider joining
joy on a student’s face as they receive a Candace Stevenson and Phyllis Gibson a subcommittee to personalize your
scholarship, these are defining moments have their task cut out for them. Lucky PWA experience and utilize the contact
for PWA. It is about keeping growth in for us, they are seasoned PWA members information in this newsletter or from our
focus and celebrating and encouraging the and will bring a lot of passion and focus website to get meeting times or to send
development of women. to their task. The Program Committee is us your ideas for activities, advocacy,
continuing with the leadership of Michele outreach or conference workshops and
Coming into our presidency, our vision Crawford and the added strength of speakers.
is to build a sense of a PWA community, former PWA Secretary, Mary Rae Staton.
expand our membership and explore Their focus this year is to consolidate their We look forward to an interesting and
new and innovative ways of outreach efforts and provide quality events. Based productive year and especially, we hope to
and advocacy for women. Those are big on last year’s example of their successful meet you and hear your ideas for PWA.
goals, but we are coming into the year leadership, we are excited to see what they
with a strong PWA foundation, a dedicated plan for this year. Publicity & Publications
steering committee, passionate members is headed by the joint efforts of Brenda
and a “think out of the box” mentality. Reheem and Candace Stevenson. This is
Joining us in setting the tone for the year a big area for PWA in terms of our vision
are Past Presidents, Cecilia Becerra and for membership growth so be on the
Carolyn Buford, who are continuing on as lookout for opportunities to volunteer in
resources of support for the overall growth this area. Candace and Brenda have been
and mission of PWA. We are thankful longstanding members of PWA’s Steering
to have them as mentors and guides. Committee and we are confident that they
Co-Vice Presidents, Barbara Byrge and will take us to a new level. Our Website
Shana Moran-Lanier, in their Conference will continue with Sue Kadner, who has
planning role, have the opportunity to set it down to an art. New this year, is the Kim & Lupe
the stage for professional development Awards and Recognition Committee voted —Kim Parent & Lupe Navarro-Garcia
and also shape the future of PWA, as in by the PWA membership at the Fall Co-Presidents 2004-2005
they enter the first year in a three year Kickoff. Robin Rogers is taking the lead
metaphor for her views on life, and her
ERIN MCCARTNEY loves to explore. passion for swing and salsa dancing
But she is no ordinary explorer. Her also shows her how things like “paying
adventures began when she was a UCSB attention to your partner’s movements,
undergraduate and had the opportunity communicating effectively, and using
to study abroad in Leeds, England. This your creativity” can all be important in
life-changing event illuminated a new how we learn about new cultures and
and exciting path for Erin—working with environments.
students in the Education Abroad Program.
Erin sees studying abroad in England as
Erin’s role within the University one of her biggest accomplishments and
community during the past three years has it has led her to achieve things she didn’t
allowed her to help others achieve similar know she could do. Traveling abroad for a
life-changing experiences such as hers. length of time requires courage, a passion
After graduation in 2001, she successfully for learning, and a desire to learn about the
obtained a position within the EAP office world beyond oneself — all characteristics
as a Program Assistant and since then has Erin possesses. Her role as an advisor
transitioned to Program Representative for students allows her to combine all
and now to the role of Regional Advisor/ that she has learned with the excitement
Reciprocity Coordinator. Erin’s dedication she feels about the prospect of helping
to the UCSB Education Abroad Program a student begin the same journey. She
shows not only through her rapid gracefully brings all these pieces together
acceleration through the office, but also for students and is a role model for those
in the genuine joy she finds in helping she works with.
students shape their EAP experiences. “Erin loves challenges! She is energized
by the pressure of multiple deadlines, and Just as she explores and learns from the
In addition to managing those students views complex policies and procedures as many cultures of the world, she also
who travel abroad to countries in Asia and puzzles to be solved.” recognizes the joy of being right here
Europe, she also works with incoming in Santa Barbara. She loves visiting the
students who travel to UCSB from various As one of her nominators stated, “Erin farmer’s market, likes cooking and trying
regions around the world to pursue loves challenges! She is energized by new cultural foods, enjoys music (and
their degrees. The talent she displays in the pressure of multiple deadlines, and even played the clarinet in the UCSB
working with both local and international views complex policies and procedures as Ensemble as an undergraduate!), and has a
students stretches far beyond coursework puzzles to be solved.” passion for animals. UCSB is fortunate to
and advising; she helps them understand have someone like Erin to help bridge our
new cultures, languages, and communities. Erin’s passion for exploring the world community to the world.
Her gentle yet enthusiastic nature is key is evident in her lifestyle. An avid
to helping all students understand how scuba diver, Erin not only explores new We regret that, due to an oversight, we
learning about new cultures will help places on land, but also in the ocean. failed to include Erin’s biogragphy in our
them achieve a better understanding of the She learned through her diving that “we summer Unsung Heroine publication. We
world around them. must pay attention to the worlds around are delighted to give her centerstage in
us, to ourselves, and respect the animals this issue.
Erin has found a balance of excitement and people that we meet.” Diving is a
and focus in her work and personal life.

Fall 2004 Brown Bag Kick-Off Sets Attendance Record!

Fall at Lake Arrowhead
The Management Skills Assessment Program
At seven minutes, while Joan was speaking was to bond when we shared a common for assessing management qualification.
about tuition, you made a statement and experience — translation: pain. I know many women and men on our
Joan stopped speaking. On four occasions, campus have participated in this program
you said, “I would like to clarify.” You Our days and evenings were packed with as part of their professional development
asked five questions during the task. meetings, debriefings, exercises, feedback, and consider it instrumental in their
and a lot of huffing and puffing up and advancement within the institution. Since
“What is the relevance of these down the mountain path to and from our the program’s focus is on assessment,
comments?” you might ask. They are comfortable suites. Meals were served it provides no training on skill sets; but
the core of the UC Management Skills in a lovely dining room where everyone viewed as one part of a comprehensive
Assessment Program (MSAP) and gathered for breakfast, lunch and dinner. professional development plan, it is
they are called objective behavioral The food: delicious and plentiful. The definitely worthwhile.
feedback. I recently returned from setting: gorgeous. The camaraderie:
MSAP where I, along with 35 other priceless. It was exciting to meet UC staff After my final assessment summary, all of
UC staff from the southern campuses, from our sister campuses. We seldom have the various aspects of the program came
participated in the four-day program, the opportunity to relate to our colleagues together; and I began to see where the
which is offered twice a year at the UCLA from other campuses (or our own for that insights and information I gained might
Lake Arrowhead Conference Center. matter) for this length of time, and I found be helpful in my career. Here was another
During several group exercises we were that I formed surprisingly strong bonds experience with specific feedback on my
assessed for competency in analysis, of friendship with several participants. observed strengths and weaknesses from
conflict resolution, creativity, decision Hopefully, a few of them will take me which I could explore future development
making, delegation and follow-up, oral up on my invitation to come visit Santa and career opportunities. I also returned
communication, leadership, interpersonal Barbara. Also, the three-and-a-half hour to campus with some self-identified goals
effectiveness, planning and organizing, drive to and from Lake Arrowhead with and assessor recommendations that I
political acumen, written communication, my fellow UCSB participant gave us am free to follow or discard. The choice
and persuasiveness. A rather daunting list; plenty of time to get to know one another is mine. It is still my responsibility to
I think. and learn about our different working continue to create my own career path,
environments on campus. but I now have a greater awareness of
I confess to going through the first few the possibilities along with a continued
exercises with more than a little confusion John Berberet (a former PWA co- appreciation for the support and
and frustration. Realizing how dependent president) in Human Resources oversees encouragement I have received from
I was on subjective feedback (just tell me this program here at UCSB and sends our campus management to pursue
I did great or lousy), I sought out other an announcement twice a year inviting professional development opportunities.
participants; and as we shared our feelings staff to apply. I had considered attending To learn more about MSAP go to http:
about the experience, it was obvious this program for several years but timing //
that I was not alone. We spoke about our was always difficult. This year I finally —Candace Stevenson
frustration, laughed about our blunders, decided the time was now or never for
and acknowledged how much easier it me to complete this university standard

Out and About with PWA
EACH MORNING while merging onto the and applicable to their personal and
UCSB/217 exit I find myself wondering professional lives.
what the campus will have to offer today?
Will a Tony winning playwright grace the The first PWA member is me, Kristen
campus with his/her presence? A worldly Burnett. What a terribly convenient
human rights advocate? A pioneering interviewee choice, huh? Well, in addition
wildlife biologist? Believe it or not, my to being easy for me to track down and
colleagues, you and I spend a significant interview, I am also a woman who is
amount of time just footsteps away from relatively new to the professional world
a potpourri of inspiring events. So, what of higher education. As a rookie, I am
are we waiting for, women? Let’s extract looking ahead to thirty professional years finds it remarkable that such a feminine,
ourselves from our desk chairs and take and always on the hunt for ideas and well-educated woman begins each
advantage of all that the hallowed halls of advice about how to tailor my own career workday confronting a face of society
this university have to offer. path to foster both success and balance. that is fundamentally disturbing. Candy
acknowledges that it takes a very strong
Many of you may be saying, “I do not What I found most useful about my time personality to judiciously handle the
have the time or the flexibility to break up with Joyce was her willingness to be both disturbing nature of this sort of business,
my work day to attend such events.” Ah, flexible and open-minded about the ways without allowing the details to impair your
the understandable and honest conundrum in which one’s career path, inevitably, ability to advocate for justice and applauds
of the working woman. My best response changes and evolves over time. Joyce Joyce for her unflagging commitment to
to this is “try a lunchtime talk or concert.” does not view 21st century career paths serve the Santa Barbara community.
There really are a lot of options out there as linear progressions and promotes
and many of the groups, departments, and the concept of lifelong learning, both On a different note, Candy respected
campus associations who sponsor these through formal degree programs and Joyce’s passion for creative writing and
events need our support. Besides, you work experience, as the ticket to keeping her willingness to admit that prose writing
never know, attending one of these events oneself marketable and attractive in the is not a skill that comes naturally to her.
might inspire you both professionally and job market. According to Joyce, “though the general
personally. plot of Justice Served took only ten days
Joyce’s flexible and open-minded nature to jot down, it took nearly five years to
One day this past summer I decided to was not confined to the professional train herself to write in a way that was
alter my regular noon hour routine and world, which I appreciated. As a married worthy of its genre.” Candy sees Joyce’s
stop in at the Women’s Center to attend a woman and mother, Joyce acknowledged willingness to concentrate on developing
book signing and talk by Santa Barbara the difficulties that she has faced while herself creatively as “a strong statement
County Deputy District Attorney and juggling a high profile career and being a about having a passion for something and
newly-published novelist, Joyce Dudley. parent and wife. This made my ears perk working hard to master it.” Along with
Joyce was on campus promoting her up because I feel that the issue of balance the writing classes that Joyce utilized to
novel, Justice Served. In addition to is overwhelming for all professionals, sculpt her writing style, she credits her
including UCSB on her book tour, she rookies and veterans alike. Whether we are writing role model, David Kelly, for his
generously donated a portion of her book thinking about becoming parents, living it contributions to screen writing.
proceeds to the Women’s Center. up as sophisticated singles, or trying to be
caring wives, sisters, or friends, balancing There you have it, two PWA members’
Allow me to take a moment to give a little one’s professional and personal life well is opinions about how a noon hour visit to
background on Joyce Dudley. In addition no picnic. Joyce honestly admitted that at the Women’s Center stimulated productive
to her ‘day job’ as the Deputy District times she feels that she could have been a professional and personal dialogue. So,
Attorney for Santa Barbara County, Joyce better wife and mother to the “men in her please take advantage of the opportunities
is a happily married mother of four boys, life.” Her well-tested recommendation for to learn, relate, network, and enjoy the
a law school professor, a hiker, and has happily balancing one’s work and home many exhilarating women and men who
a long list of community service-based life is to schedule time to devote to the visit our campus. For more information
accolades, including the 2004 Soroptimist important people in your life, and to keep about upcoming events that are happening
Woman of Distinction Award in Human this time sacred. just outside your office door, grab a Daily
Rights and the Status of Women. Oh, and Nexus and glance at what they have
in her ‘spare time’ she is a novelist. Joyce, The second interviewee is PWA member listed on their Monday events calendar.
much like her protagonist, is a woman of Candace “Candy” Stevenson. Candy is a Another best bet for event announcements
experience and a commendable role model UCSB veteran, having worked on campus are campus web pages, a few that come
for all professional women. for nineteen years. She is seasoned in the immediately to mind include: The
professional world of higher education and Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Arts
As I walked into the cozy Women’s Center currently works in the Office of Student and Lectures, The Women’s Center, and
library I noted that a multifarious group Life. more! Also, remember our own PWA
of enthusiastic attendees, including a events and the Learn-at-Lunch speaker
handful of PWA members, were present Candy particularly admired Joyce’s
professional bravery and her willingness series. Hope to see you out and about!
and it got me wondering how this speaker
would relate to each of us individually. I to set aside time for creative development For more information about Joyce Dudley,
was certain that there would be moments through writing. By professional bravery, or Justice Served, visit her website at:
of collective appreciation, whimsical or Candy is referring to the criminal
disturbing excerpts from her book, but work that Joyce handles at the District —Kristen Burnett
would Joyce’s words appeal to me in a Attorney’s Office. In her role as the
way that was unique to the man or woman Deputy District Attorney, Joyce tries
sitting next to me? Let’s find out what criminal law cases, specializing in crimes
two PWA members found most useful of sexual violence and abuse. Candy

The Spirit of Volunteerism
I’LL NEVER FORGET the day Carolyn Buford path that was set by my predecessor, and saw the happy faces of the kindergarteners
caught me in the Coral Tree Café and I found people all over campus who were with their Sponge Bob satchels, I got a
asked if I wanted to chair the community willing to help out. As I made phone rush of joy that was better than that first
service committee for the Professional calls, wrote emails, and stopped people cup of morning coffee. It was better than
Women’s Association. I hold Carolyn in on the sidewalks to promote my projects, a hike, a bike ride, and even better than
the highest regard so I was flattered that a I started to feel connected to a volunteer a brownie sundae. I started a mental
woman of her caliber remembered me, and network that was crystallizing before my humanitarian resume right then because I
thought enough of me to ask if I would eyes. knew that the spirit of volunteerism had
chair a committee. I had never chaired flooded my being, and I would not be able
a campus committee, nor sat on one for I’d talk about the project with anyone I to live without the positive feelings that
that matter, so I was instantly intrigued. met. I asked my roommates, friends and resulted.
Though I had many acquaintances, and coworkers to contribute anything they
been to many campus functions, I still felt could. I never lacked for conversation, After the project concluded and I had
isolated and disengaged from the greater and I felt like a real community booster some time to reflect, I took a second look
UCSB community. I thought this might when I’d tell people the reasons why PWA at the volunteer network I had uncovered.
be a good way to get involved. After I believed in the project: “Children need the I found that I had new friends all over
accepted the chair position, I attended a proper tools to learn, and there is nothing campus, as well as in the community.
steering committee meeting only to find more important than the education of our When I stopped to talk to my new friends,
that I was behind schedule, and had to future leaders. Teachers have to spend they identified me by my volunteer efforts
hustle to meet the deadlines for our annual more of their own money on supplies to and affiliation with PWA; and adopting
backpack drive. make up for budget cuts, and they are that new image of myself made me feel
already underpaid.” As my list of reasons great. I continued to receive praise from
So there I was with a fancy title and a grew larger, so did my self-esteem. I was the steering committee members and
lot of work to do. I started to fret about constantly reminded that I was making a this made me feel even more successful
not meeting the high standards of the real difference in the community. and accomplished. I had created a new
steering committee and not getting enough and very positive identity, and in this
donations to meet the previous year’s The project was a complete success, and way PWA has truly been a means for
accomplishments. That’s when I hit the we even doubled the number of stuffed developing my professional self.
ground running. I began following the backpacks from the previous year. When I

Book Club
THE PWA BOOK CLUB discussed Jumpa The Stupidest Angel
Awkwardness is Gogol’s birthright. He
Lahiri’sThe Namesake in the November grows up a bright American boy, goes
meeting. On December 2, the group to Yale, has pretty girlfriends, becomes Readers of The Lust
will discuss Christopher Moore’s The a successful architect, but like many Lizard of Melancholy
Stupidest Angel from noon - 1 p.m. second-generation immigrants, he can Cove (1999), the cast
in Goleta Valley Room and will hold never quite find his place in the world. of which returns in this
the annual cookie exchange. For more There’s a lovely section where he dates yarn, will confirm that,
information regarding the book club, a wealthy, cultured young Manhattan if any town could put
email Paulina Daniels: paulina.daniels@b woman who lives with her charming the eerie back in Merry parents. They fold Gogol into their easy, Christmas (whaddaya
elegant life, but even here he can find no mean it’s never been
The Namesake peace and he breaks off the relationship. there--aintcha read
His mother finally sets him up on a blind Dickens?), it would
Any talk of The be Moore’s cut-rate California coastal
Namesake—Jhumpa date with the daughter of a Bengali friend,
and Gogol thinks he has found his match. paradise, Pine Cove. It all begins a few
Lahiri’s follow-up to her chapters in, when Dale Pearson accosts his
Pulitzer Prize-winning Moushumi, like Gogol, is at odds with
the Indian-American world she inhabits. ex, Lena Marquez, while she is stealing
debut, Interpreter of Christmas trees and ends up with a shovel-
Maladies—must begin She has found, however, a circuitous
escape: “At Brown, her rebellion had blade in the neck. Seven-year-old Josh
with a name: Gogol Barker glimpses Dale’s demise and, since
Ganguli. Born to an been academic ... she’d pursued a double
major in French. Immersing herself in a Dale has on his Caribou Lodge Santa suit,
Indian academic and his wife, Gogol is assumes the jolly old elf’s been offed; his
afflicted from birth with a name that is third language, a third culture, had been
her refuge—she approached French, Christmas wish becomes to have Santa
neither Indian nor American nor even back. Unfortunately, dim-bulb angel
really a first name at all. He is given the unlike things American or Indian, without
guilt, or misgiving, or expectation of Raziel has drawn angelic Christmas duty,
name by his father who, before he came which is to grant one child’s Christmas
to America to study at MIT, was almost any kind.” Lahiri documents these quiet
rebellions and random longings with wish, and eventually (nothing is ever in a
killed in a train wreck in India. Rescuers hurry in Moore’s lurching, Margaritaville
caught sight of the volume of Nikolai great sensitivity. There’s no cleverness
or showing-off in The Namesake, just version of the world, though it reads fast)
Gogol’s short stories that he held, and Dale/Santa is resurrected, along with quite
hauled him from the train. Ashoke gives beautifully confident storytelling. Gogol’s
story is neither comedy nor tragedy; it’s a contingent from the same graveyard,
his American-born son the name as a kind just in time for the Christmas party in the
of placeholder, and the awkward thing simply that ordinary, hard-to-get-down-on-
paper commodity: real life. nearby chapel. Delirious!
sticks. —Ray Olson, Copyright © American
—Claire Dederer,
Library Association. All rights reserved
Committee Updates
Community Service Recognition & Awards
The Professional Women’s Association
2004 PWA Backpack Drive is pleased to announce a new committee
Exceeds Expectations dedicated to the recognition of women’s
achievements on campus. The Recognition
In collaboration with the Associated & Awards Committee, chaired by Robin
Students Community Affairs Board, Rogers, will coordinate the “Unsung
the Professional Women’s Association Heroine Awards” honoring women who
sponsored another successful Backpack make a positive impact on the campus by
Drive this fall. The generosity of UCSB going above and beyond what is expected
staff and students as well as the community in contributions to their job, their co-
at-large was astounding. We also received workers, the campus, or the community.
a number of backpacks from Costco and The committee will also research and
a substantial monetary donation from the recommend additional mechanisms and
Towbes Group that supported our endeavor. to Candice Brooks of the Educational programs to recognize women on campus.
In total, we collected, assembled, and Opportunity Program for helping solicit “We are so pleased that the PWA has been
delivered approximately 200 backpacks to donations; thanks to Suzanne Erlinger of able to support this program for the past
local students in need of school supplies the Office of Admissions for helping stuff seven years and are thrilled that it has now
to begin the year. In addition, we donated backpacks; thanks to Don Daves-Rougeaux evolved into a standing committee,” says
school supplies to community organizations of Associated Students for delivering Carolyn Buford, Co-Past President, PWA.
like Head Start, the Isla Vista Teen Center, donations to Oxnard; thanks to Sara
and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul that Nieves-Lucas of the Office of Admissions We invite you to be a part of this new
provide support for students of low-income for facilitating the delivery of donations committee and are eager hear your thoughts
families. We even donated supplies to a to Tijuana, Mexico; thanks to Orientation about recognition programs. Please send
new school for the poor in Tijuana, Mexico. Programs for the use of their electric an email to to share
vehicle; and thanks to the PWA Community your ideas!
We collected backpacks beginning in Service Committee for their support.
August through September and delivered Unsung Heroine nomination forms will be
them at the beginning of the school year, —Katya Armistead and Gina Gonzales available early in the winter quarter. For
shortly after Labor Day. The backpacks more information, visit the PWA website,
were filled with supplies to help students
Conference Planning
The Annual PWA Professional Develop- —Robin Rogers
during the school year. We personalized the ment Conference (held spring quarter)
backpacks by dividing them by gender and is a chance for members to develop their Program
providing supplies that were appropriate professional selves by attending and also by The committee (Carol Wilmoth, Judy
for each grade level including pencils, designing it. So far, we have put together Watts, Lisa Oshins, Cathe Hedrick, Kathy
erasers, sharpeners, pens, paper, notebooks, an amazing committee full of energy and Davis, Michele Crawford and Mary Rae
folders, crayons, markers, rulers, glue, and inspiration. Our meetings thus far have Staton) would like to welcome all PWA
calculators. been fun and spirited with an emphasis on members and the campus in general to
The schools we donated to this year were ‘getting real’ and leaving the fluff behind. an exciting academic year of program-
Isla Vista Elementary School in Goleta, We are tossing around ideas for workshops ming. Our first event, the PWA Kick-Off
David J. Sanchez Elementary School in and bouncing some of these off other was held on October 19th in the MCC
Santa Maria, La Cumbre Junior High members. The responses have been great. Lounge with approximately 75 members
School in Santa Barbara, and a school Most women we have talked to love the in attendance sharing brown bag lunches
in Oxnard. The donations to these four idea of having a self-defense workshop as well as the plans for the coming year.
schools in combination with donations to and an assertive communication workshop Our monthly Brown Bag event will com-
the three community organizations enabled exploring why being nice isn’t always the mence on November 10th at the Visitor’s
us to reach almost 250 school age children. best strategy. We are still brainstorming for Center with a theme of Fellowship. The
We recognized the need to support local themes that will encompass all our ideas, December 7th Brown Bag will be a cookie
students and the schools they attend in this so please come out to the next meeting and exchange at the Visitor’s Center. Prepara-
time of state budget crisis. It is especially help us with ideas. Our meetings are held tions are underway for the Speaker’s Lun-
important since the situation does not every other Wednesday at noon, so if you cheon in February, 2005 with more details
show signs of improving anytime soon and can join us and need details email Barbara to follow. All in all, a great year is ahead
parents can use the extra help outfitting or Shana and we’ll give you the scoop. of us as we endeavor to meet the needs
their children with school supplies. To this —Barbara Byrge and Shana Moran-Lanier and interests of our members and the
end, we requested that the schools and campus through programming. Everyone
organizations to which we donated give the
Membership is welcome to attend and to voice interests
Phyllis Gibson and Candace Stevenson are for future events.
backpacks and supplies to the families who the Membership Co-Chairs for 2004-05.
demonstrated the most financial need. We are excited about helping to get out the Publicity and Publications
As the Co-Chairs of the Community word about PWA and making it easy for Brenda Reheem is still looking for vol-
Service Committee, Katya Armistead and people to renew or join. If you have not unteers to assist writing and proofing the
Gina Gonzales, we would like to sincerely sent in your membership form and dues newsletter, web page maintenance and
thank those who helped with this year’s since July 1st, please take a moment to go design, as well as help with mailings and
backpack project. A special thanks to James to the PWA website and download a form. photography of PWA events. She can be
To, Pam Van Dyk, Paige Ryder, and Binh If you would like an actual brochure, please reached at
Vuong of CAB for soliciting donations and email Phyllis at or
assisting with backpack preparation; thanks Candace at
2004–05 PWA Officers 2004-2005 PWA Standing
Lupe Navarro-Garcia Barbara Byrge
Education Opportunity Program Engineering Computer Infrastructure Community Service • x4550 • x5480 The goal of this committee is to promote
Kim Parent Shana Moran-Lanier volunteer opportunities by designing and
Orientation Programs Education Opportunity Program sponsoring projects of service to our campus • x3858 • x2558 and the community.
SECRETARY: Katya Amistead
Sandy Camp Admissions Visitor Center
Development • x8113 • x8910 Gina Gonazles
Admissions Visitor Center
TREASURER: • x4518
Kristen Burnett
Sexual Harassment Complaint Resolution Office Membership • x5410 This committee supports the growth of PWA
through active recruitment within the UCSB
Kori Soltz Co-Chairs:
Housing & Residential Services Phyllis Gibson • x8458 College of Letters & Science • x2807
Candace Stevenson
PAST CO-PRESIDENTS: Office of Student Life
Carolyn Buford • x4521
Office of Student Life • x8749 Programs
Cecilia Becerra The Programs Committee provides year-
Financial Aid round activities and events on topics • x3336 responsive to the members’ needs and
interests. It researches possible activities and
PWA Statement of Purpose Statement of Appreciation coordinates with other campus constituents.
To develop awareness among faculty, Co-Chairs:
The PWA would like to thank the Michelle Crawford
staff, and other campus constituencies of Affirmative Action Office for their
the contributions of women to the mission Office of Research
financial contributions and continued • x3787
of UCSB. support of the publication of the Mary Rae Staton
To provide activities and support to other bi-annual PWA Newsletter. Linguistics
campus constituencies that contribute to • x2206
the advancement of women.
To serve as a networking and Publicity and Publications
communications channel among women The members of the Publicity and
employees at UCSB. Publications Committee are responsible for
To provide a forum to influence decisions The PWA Membership Committee publicizing and informing members of PWA-
on campus and community issues that co-chairs have been revising the sponsored events and activities.
affect women at UCSB. membership lists and labels. E-mail Chair:
reminders will be sent to you if your Brenda Bernu Reheem
membership has expired. Office of Student Life • x4568

Awards & Recognition (Unsung Heroines)

Yes! I Would Like to Join the Chair:
Robin Rogers
UCSB Professional Women’s Association! Office of Research • x8891
$10 Annual Dues (July-June) • Please Make Check Payable To: UC Regents
Send To: PWA Treasurer, Mail Code 8627 Web Site Maintenance
❒ New Membership ❒ Membership Renewal Chair:
Name: ________________________________________ Phone: _____________________ Sue Kadner
Information Systems & Computing • x2759
Department: ____________________________________ E-mail: _____________________
I would like more information on the following committee(s). Please contact me!
❒ Membership ❒ Community Service ❒ Program ❒ Publicity

Make Plans for the
2005 PWA Annual Conference!
As a member of PWA, this conference is about YOU!
The conference planning committee would like your ideas, thoughts, and suggestions to
make this year’s conference fantastic.
Do you have an idea for:
A Conference Theme • A Workshop or • A Keynote Speaker?
then just email your suggestions to
We look forward to making the 2005 PWA Conference
a great professional development opportunity for you!

N E W S L E T T E R 2004 – 05
We want to hear from you! Please let us know if you would like to see a particular topic or event covered in future newsletters. Any comments positive or negative
are welcome. Address all suggestions to Candace Stevenson at or Brenda Reheem at
Candace Stevenson
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Brenda Bernu Reheem
For more information about PWA: Contributors:
Katya Amistead, Kristen Burnett, Barbara Byrge, Gina Gonzales, Shana Moran-Lanier,
Web Site: Lupe Navarro-Garcia, Kim Parent, Robin Rogers, Mary Rae Staton, Candace Stevenson

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