On November 12, 1975 the Poughkeepsie Branch held a dinner at the Vassar Alumni House to commemorate the International Women's Year and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of our branch. Eight women were honored for outstanding service to the residents of Dutchess County. Since that time, the Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW has selected a local woman to honor as our Woman of the Year. These women exemplify the goals stated in AAUW's mission statement:
The American Association of University Women advances equity
for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
Honored at the 50th Anniversary of AAUW in 1975
From the program of the celebration of this anniversary:
Dr. MacMahon graduated from Radcliffe College and did graduate work at Bryn Mawr, Columbia, and the Robert Brookings Graduate School. She received her Doctorate degree in 1930. She has been teaching at Vassar College in the Dept, of Economics, Sociology and Anthropology since 1942. She has been a professor since 1952.
Dr. MacMahon has had many papers and research published in the field of economics and has traveled abroad extensively studying other economic systems.
She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Dutchess Community College and is also a member of the Evaluation Committee of the local Office of Economic Opportunity,