|Creator:||Georgia Association for Women in Education.|
|Title:||Georgia Association for Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors papers|
|Quantity:||0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of correspondence, conference materials, newsletters, minutes, etc. of the Georgia Association of Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors. All of the material is of an administrative nature and dates from minutes recorded in 1928. Of special note is the correspondence of several members including State Rep. Louise McBee who served as president while at the University of Georgia.|
The Georgia Association for Women in Education (GAWE) was founded over 50 years ago as the Georgia Association of Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors, an affiliate of the national association, NADAC, founded in 1916. Growing and evolving over the years to meet the challenges wrought by the changing roles of women in society and in education, GAWE is a professional organization committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities, programs, and services for women in the public and private sector. With a focus on higher education, GAWE, an affiliate of the National Association for Women in Education, also provides leadership training and opportunities for women. Georgia Association for Women in Education website - Who we are http://www.aug.edu (Retrieved May 5, 2009)
Dr. M. Louise McBee served six terms in the Georgia General Assembly. A native of Tennessee, Dr. McBee's career began as a high school teacher in Virginia, but she has made her mark on education and politics in Georgia. Beginning in 1963, she held several posts with the University of Georgia, including dean of women, associate dean of students, dean of students, assistant vice president for instruction, associate and senior associate vice president for academic affairs, and acting vice president for academic affairs. Throughout her tenure at the University, Dr. McBee won the high regard of students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the institution for her openness, candor, honesty, and integrity as well as for her consummate skill as a university administrator. She was a Fulbright scholar and authored or co-authored numerous books and scholarly articles. In 1988, she received the Abraham Baldwin award from the University of Georgia Alumni Society for distinguished service to the University. She retired from the University in 1988 and moved into the next phase of her life with customary vigor and enthusiasm. She tackled Mt. Everest and was, at the time, the oldest woman to climb higher than 18,000 feet. From there she plunged into politics. McBee was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives from Clarke County in 1993. She served 6 terms before retiring from the General Assembly of Georgia in 2004. She ran unopposed in every election. She co-sponsored the commission that set goals for higher standards for the Hope scholarship program and is credited with saving the program, which she calls 'the best thing that has happened to the state of Georgia in the 20th century."
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Related collections held by the University of Georgia, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies: Louise McBee papers.
Georgia Association for Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors papers, 1928-1988. MS 2646. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.