Thursday, June 7, 2012

Alumna recognized for efforts organizing women's caucus


Ann Page Blair Stecker ’64 has received an award for raising awareness of issues critical to women’s rights and health.
Ann Page Blair Stecker ’64, third from the
top, helped her colleagues organize the New
Hampshire Women's Caucus.    

Colby-Sawyer College, where Stecker is a professor of humanities, honored her with a Gown Award for her efforts to organize the New Hampshire Women’s Caucus. In November 2011, that convention drew nearly 200 people to Colby-Sawyer to discuss ways to improve women’s lives.

The convention focused on access to healthcare, equality in the workplace, and ending discrimination against women.

After graduating from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Stecker earned a master’s degree at the University of Virginia. She then joined Colby-Sawyer in 1980. Her areas of teaching include environmental literature, autobiography, British literature, New England history and women’s literature.