Penobscot Valley Branch of the AAUW – Welcome

Our Penobscot Valley Branch is celebrating its 75th birthday!   We have a variety of programs planned which further the mission of AAUW  including women’s economic equality and diversity.  In addition to our programs, we also enjoy each other’s ideas and conversation at our annual January brunch, “pizza and politics” dinners, and annual meetings.   Please visit the projects and programs pages for further  activities and for national and local information.   

Apply for National AAUW Scholarships now!

The latest Information on our Penobscot Valley Scholarships will be available soon.

Upcoming events:

Pizza and Politics:  Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30 at Pat’s!!

Branch Meeting: Sept. 24, 2019,
3:30 pm, Hauck Auditorium,  Emily Cain, TIAA Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture followed by Lown Room, Hauck Auditorium Birthday Celebration with cake!
Speaker: Emily Cain, TIAA Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture

For photos and more information, see our Facebook page

A Little Penobscot Valley History …                 

Originally called the University of Maine branch, our branch was founded in 1924.  Many familiar with the University of Maine will recognize buildings named after these charter members: Dr. Caroline Colvin, Dr. Ava Chadbourne, and Dr. Edith Patch.    Later, in the 90’s, we became  the Penobscot Valley Branch.  Our branch now includes members from Bangor, Belfast, Bradley, Deer Isle, Holden, Newburgh, Old Town, Orono. 

Special Recognition …

Maryann Hartman Awards:

Members and former members Mary Cathcart, Ruth Lockhart, and Katherine Musgrave have received the Maryann Hartman Award at the University of Maine, These annual awards recognize women whose works inspire others and raise awareness of contemporary women’s accomplishments.

Maine Women’s Hall of Fame

Mary Cathcart, Katherine Musgrave, Sharon Barker,  Ruth Lockhart, and Ann Schonberger are members and former members who have been elected to the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame.