KSU Education in Kenya is club topic

Mary Rak Published:

The Womans Club of Kent met recently at the Patton House in Kent to hear guest speaker Kenneth Cushner discuss his time spent at an educational facility in Kenya.

Introduced by State Rep. Kathleen Chandler, Cushner, an associate dean of education at Kent State University, presented slides of his trip last year to Kenya, where he spent one month of his sabbatical at the Taita Discovery Centre, an educational facility in Kenyas Tsavo region that is devoted to conservation and education.

In late-February and early-March, relationships were established with six schools in five villages associated with the work of the TDC. In addition, a curriculum development project related to local culture and conservation has been initiated.

After refreshments, Goldie Sites held a short business meeting. She informed the membership that Dorothy Bowen, Peg Glanzer and Eleanor Sink were taken ill with strokes. Sink passed away Jan. 31. Anyone may call Sites for the addresses to send get-well wishes and condolences to these families.

The club will meet next on March 3 for a presentation by Debbie Wilcox on Robinson Memorial Hospital Volunteer Services.

Looking forward to an educational presentation by Kent State University professor Kenneth Cushner are Womans Club members, from left, Mary Osborne, Joan Kimble, membership chairman Lou Moore and club hostess Sammy Paterson. Cushner narrated slides from his month-long stay at an educational facility in Kenya.

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