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, philanthropy, and research.
We invite you to nominate candidates for consideration of this honor using the form linked below to print, fill in and mail. Your nomination will be in consideration for two years from the date you submit the form to one of the Woman of the Year Committee Co-Chairs: Margaret Ouart, 26 Broad St, Fishkill, NY 12524 or Gail Sisti, 313 Forest Rd, Wallkill, NY 12589
Honored at the 50th Anniversary of AAUW in 1975
From the program of the celebration of that anniversary:
Mrs. Buchholz is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has a Master's and a Doctorate in German Literature from the University of Illinois. She taught at Vassar College and was the first House Fellow on Campus from 1950-1953. She has been a Dutchess County Legislator, a member of the Town Board of Representatives and was a candidate for Town Supervisor (Poughkeepsie) in this fall's election.
Mrs. Buchholz was active in the formation of Dutchess Community College, was a member of the County Charter Commission, Vice Chairman of Dutchess County Child Development Committee, and Past President of the League of Women Voters.
Anna Buchholz was also honored as Woman of the Year 2002. Link to a biography of Anna Buchholz written in 2008 by Barbara Mindel for the "Women in History project of AAUW-NYS.