AAUW Fort Wayne Branch


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 165,000 members and donors across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political.

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AAUW Fort Wayne Branch Fall Meeting & Brunch!

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 10:30 am

Ivy Tech Community College 3800 N. Anthony BLVD

Speaker: Sister Elise Kriss, St. Francis University

Cost:  $20.00

Please plan to fall together with old friends and new for a delightful brunch at Ivy Tech. Our speaker, Sister Elise Kriss, will share her new role with community outreach. Our meal will be prepared by the Ivy Tech culinary students.

Brunch buffet includes cheese omelets, eggs rancheros scramble, hashbrowns, crispy bacon, sausage patties, French toast, assorted chilled juice, breakfast coffee, and chilled water.

Meeting starts at 10:30 am; Brunch served at 10:45 am – plan to arrive prior to 10:30 am for networking!

The main entrance to Ivy Tech is located in the center of the complex FACING SOUTH. Enter the main Coliseum Campus building using the entrance with the three flagpoles. Look for “AAUW” signage to direct you. As you enter the building the dining hall is to your left – room 1640. There will be committee members to help direct you where to go after you park. Coliseum Campus Map: https://test.ivytech.edu/northeast/coliseum.html

Your reservation and $20/person must be received no later than Monday, October 3, 2022.

Registration for AAUW Fall Meeting & Brunch:

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 10:30 am

Your reservation and $20/person MUST be received by Monday, October 3, 2022

Member Name: __________________________________________________

Guest #1 Name: _____________________________________________Phone: _____________________

Email of Guest #1: ________________________________________________________________

Guest #2 Name: ____________________________________________ Phone: ______________________

Email of Guest #2: ________________________________________________________________

Total Number Attending: __________ x $ 20 each meal = Total Check Amount: $_____________________

Mail this form and your check payable to: “AAUW Fort Wayne Branch”

To: Eileen Fraser, 9726 Silver Shore Ct., Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Ph: 260-432-7719    Email: eileen.fraser@outlook.com


Pay online at https://aauwfortwayne.org/online-payments/          Check # ________________________

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Picture of Sister Elise

Sister Elise bio:

While serving as President for 27 years—starting in 1993 after working at USF as an administrator for the previous 10 years—Sister Elise led the University through a period of tremendous growth. Enrollment more than doubled and USF added new academic and athletic programs, renovated and expanded facilities, and established sites in Crown Point and downtown Fort Wayne. She also led during the transition from Saint Francis College to the University of Saint Francis and the expansion of health sciences with the acquisition of Lutheran College of Health Professions. Shortly after Sister M. Elise Kriss, OSF retired on June 30, 2020, following her 27th year as University of Saint Francis President, she embarked on a well-deserved sabbatical.

Upon the end of her year-long leave, which included participating in the Ministry to Ministers sabbatical program at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas, she returned to the USF campus for the 2021-22 academic year. Students, faculty and staff now regularly see her familiar face as she serves as Director of Community Relations.


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