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TWU’s Sheppard appointed to AAUW Student Advisory Council


DENTON — Jacqueline Sheppard, a junior psychology major at Texas Woman’s University, recently was appointed to the Student Advisory Council of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Ms. Sheppard, of Denton, is the only student from the southwestern United States to be appointed to the council.

The AAUW Student Advisory Council is a national coalition of student leaders that advises the AAUW on strategies for the future of young women and girls. Council members write for the student e-bulletin, “AAUW Students Speak Out,” make program recommendations, develop workshops and introduce speakers for the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

“I enjoy being involved with something that impacts women,” Ms. Sheppard said. “I like that I have a voice that actually matters.”

Amy Parsons-O’Keefe, director of TWU Commuter Services, encouraged Ms. Sheppard to apply for the council post. “When I first met Jacqueline on campus, I was struck by both her leadership potential and her ambition,” Ms. Parsons-O’Keefe said. “I knew she would personally benefit from contact with other talented students from across the country. The AAUW is committed to hearing the voices of all university women, and Jacqueline, as a student parent, represents voices not often heard.”

Ms. Sheppard, a 2001 graduate of Fred Moore High School in Denton, has worked as a part-time nanny since December 2001. It’s a job that allows her to bring along her 4-year-old son, Michael. She also works part-time for TWU Athletics. Ms. Sheppard is a member of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, and is a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association. She also has been accepted to the Monster Diversity Leadership Program this summer.

For more information on the AAUW, visit www.aauw.org.


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