From the desk of DeeDee Lafayette: the only constant thing is change. ....
As this issue of Special Delivery goes to press, we are preparing to say goodbye to Gina Forbes and welcome two new people to the staff. We're very excited about the new energy coming into the office, but very sad that Gina won't be here as ALACE ALACE Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer
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Gina joined the ALACE staff as the Workshop Coordinator immediately after graduating from Simmons College Simmons College may refer to:
In addition to her contribution as the workshop coordinator, Gina has played a huge role in strategic planning Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people. , both for the Labor Assistant Training Program and for ALACE as a whole. She excels at thinking outside the box and coming up with creative solutions for difficult problems.
Gina is leaving ALACE August 31st to pursue her midwifery midwifery (mĭd`wī'fərē), art of assisting at childbirth. The term midwife for centuries referred to a woman who was an overseer during the process of delivery. In ancient Greece and Rome, these women had some formal training. training. While we will miss her greatly here in the office, we are sure that as a midwife MIDWIFE, med. jur. A woman who practices midwifery; a woman who pursues the business of an account.
2. A midwife is required to perform the business she undertakes with proper skill, and if she be guilty of any mala praxis, (q.v. she will empower hundreds of women and touch hundreds of lives with her warmth and compassion.
Whitney Hogan will be joining us in August as the new Workshop Coordinator. Whitney just graduated from Bowdoin College Bowdoin College, at Brunswick, Maine; coeducational; chartered 1794, opened 1802, named for James Bowdoin. One of the nation's older colleges, its alumni include Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Franklin Pierce. in Maine with an impressive academic and extracurricular career. She ran the Campus Women's Center and directed V-Day (a production of the Vagina vagina: see reproductive system.
Genital canal in females. Together with the cavity of the uterus, it forms the birth canal. In most virgins, its external opening is partially closed by a thin fold of tissue (hymen), which has various forms, Monologues). We are very excited to have Whitney join the ALACE staff.
In early July we welcomed Nora Weatherby, a student at Lesley University Lesley University is a private university with campuses at Boston and Cambridge, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Lesley College was founded by Edith Lesley in 1909 as The Lesley School, focused on early childhood education as a part of a larger international kindergarten , as a part-time office assistant. Nora has been a joy to work with and has been a tremendous help while we are short-staffed.
As you know, we announced in the last issue of Special Delivery that we were recruiting a new Executive Director. We interviewed several wonderful candidates, but because the compensation we are able to offer is less than competitive, we were unable to hire anyone. As an interim step, we have hired Heather Amsden, a Development Consultant, who is focusing on fundraising, so that we will be in a position to hire an Executive Director in the future, as well as expand our current programs.
So, there is a great deal of transition happening at ALACE this summer. If you hear a new voice on the phone, please welcome the new person (and be patient while they learn the ropes!).