Penobscot Valley Branch of the AAUW – Welcome


Pizza and Politics Nov. 2022

Welcome to our branch!

It’s our 100th Anniversary!! Penobscot Valley is  planning a variety of programs to further the AAUW  mission of promoting 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, monthly  “Pizza and Politics”, and annual meeting in May.  Please visit the projects and programs pages for further activities.

To promote women’s economic equality, AAUW has developed a free online salary negotiation program!


Apply for National AAUW Scholarships
Dr, Bonnie Newsom, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maine, is a 2019 AAUW American Fellowship Winner!

Apply for Penobscot Valley College Scholarships !!!!

 Poster information link

 Application link


The latest information will be sent by email and in the latest issue of Branching Out.  

Next meeting!!!!

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm Zoom and in person (it will be recorded).Light fare and soft drinks will be served.
Place: Fogler Library, The Salon, Lynch Room
Program: “From Surviving to Thriving: Ensuring that We Support the Whole International Student”
Speaker: Dr. Rajika Bhandari, author of the award winning memoir:  “America Calling: A Foreign    Student in a Country of Possibilities.” Dr, Bhandari will share her insights on attracting international students and serving their needs with campus diversity efforts to ensure their success. This event is part of the Salon Series at Folger Library

Pizza and Politics!  

We have made changes and are now  meeting the third Wed. of at the month at 4:00 by Zoom.  Check your email for the Zoom link for the latest meeting. When the weather gets warmer, we’ll try to meet in person!     Next meeting:     March 13 at 4:00 pm  Zoom.   Our current political situation offers much to talk about!


Please see the Membership page.

Penobscot Valley Branch 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.  Our branch, now the Penobscot Valley Branch, includes members from Bangor, Belfast, Brewer, Deer Isle, Eddington, Newburgh, Old Town, and Orono.

Special Recognition …

Maryann Hartman Awards:

Member Mary Cathcart and former members 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.