In June, Program Director Carolyn Ware left to join a new oral history project at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. At the end of August, Executive Secretary Judy Hitchcock accepted a position at the New Orleans Country Club. We wish them well, and invite you to join us in welcoming the new members of our staff:
Taking over for Carolyn in the role of Education Coordinator is Crystal Kile. Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, she holds a BA in History from Emory University, an MA in Popular Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the American Culture Studies Program at BGSU. Her dissertation is titled Girls Can Do Anything: American Women Coming of Age in/and Popular Culture, 1970-2000. She is co-author of the just-published book, SurferGrrrls: Look, Ethel! An Internet Guide for Us (Seal Press).
Sheila Johnson is familiar to many on the Newcomb campus as the longtime Program Coordinator for the Junior Year Abroad Program. Having made a difficult decision to leave that position, she will be assuming the duties of executive secretary, as well as working with Crystal on some areas of program planning. Sheila holds a BA in Anthropology and German from the University of Southern Mississippi.
We would like to thank visiting scholar Betsy Jones Hemenway for valiantly stepping in as the Center's executive secretary while we conducted a search to fill the position.