Centennial Snippets - June Anderson Center

  • The first women's center was established in 1977 and was known as WISE - Women's Information Service in Education.
  • Dr. June Anderson, a chemistry professor on campus, served as the first director.
  • The name changed to Women's Information and Referral Center, and Rebecca Rice served as the director.
  • The department eventually became known as the June Anderson Women's Center, or JAWC.
    • It was named in memory of June Anderson
  • Upon her death June Anderson donated a large portion of her estate to MTSU.
    • Scholarships were set up for nontraditional women in male dominated fields.
  • Brown bag lunches were started in the early 80's and still continue today.
    • Various topics are discussed during this lunchtime event.
  • Past directors include Candace Rosovsky, Susan Trentham and Terri Johnson.
  • In 2010 the JAWC merged with Off Campus Student Services to become the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students.
  • Anne Fraley currently serves as Interim Director.

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