Student Represents OU at National Leadership Conference

Student Jan Sexton ’12, a mathematics major, is pictured with Dr. Herschler and Betty Slater, director of public relations for AAUW’s Atlanta chapter, during a visit to Oglethorpe.

In the summer of 2010, Jan Sexton ’12 represented Oglethorpe University at the National Conference For College Women Student Leaders, a leadership conference sponsored by the AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women).

The annual conference was held in Washington, D.C.  and Jan attended as a representative of the University and the Atlanta chapter of AAUW. Jan was recommended by Oglethorpe former Provost Dr. Steven Herschler and received a scholarship from AAUW’s Atlanta branch to supplement her trip to D.C.

AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research, with the goal of breaking through educational and economic barriers that women often face in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

Jan will discussed her conference experience at an Atlanta AAUW gathering on Sunday, September 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the Grenwald Room in the Emerson Student Center on the Oglethorpe University campus.

To learn more about AAUW and its mission, visit

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