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Bethlehem, Pa., August 17, 2011--Stacey B. Zaremba, professor of psychology at Moravian College, will receive the Volunteer of the Year Award from the YWCA of Bethlehem for her dedication to YWCA fundraising. Zaremba will be presented with the distinction during the YWCA of Bethlehem 84th annual Business Meeting on Thursday, August 18. At the meeting, Zaremba will also be named President of the Bethlehem YWCA Board of Directors.
Zaremba was recognized for her service in helping the YWCA raise much needed funds for programs and services. She solicited baskets for two silent auctions including the A Bid to Remember Silent Auction and the silent auction that takes place during the Annual Women and Teens of the Year Ceremony. Additionally, Zaremba volunteered her time to the 2011 5K Race Against Racism.
"The mission of the YWCA is to eliminate racism and empower women." Zaremba noted. "As Eleanor Roosevelt once said 'For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.' I plan to spend the next year doing my part to eliminate racism and empower women in our community."
Stacey Zaremba, received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Fordham University. Dr. Zaremba is the Director of Moravian's Women's Studies program. Her research focuses on measuring feminist attitudes and the relationship between feminist attitudes and attitudes toward menstruation. Dr. Zaremba is also very interested in the use of feminist pedagogy in the classroom, animal memory work and faculty development issues. Drs. Zaremba and Dunn run a comprehensive faculty orientation program for first-year faculty members. Dr. Zaremba received the Bridegam faculty Service Award in May 1991, 1993 and 2004, the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1991 and the ODK Golden Apple Leadership and Teaching Award in 2004.
Founded locally in 1927, the YWCA of Bethlehem celebrates its 84th anniversary in 2011. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Programs of the YWCA of Bethlehem include WAND, TechGYRLS, LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of the Lehigh Valley and Southern Lehigh Valley, Adult Day Services Center, Senior Housing and Case Management, Prom Dress Day, Neighbor to Neighbor, Allentown Neighbor to Allentown Neighbor, Healthy Heart Workshop, Great Decisions Foreign Affairs Lecture Series, Gals Golf Clinic, Boys Golf Clinic, and study/reading circles.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College's Web site at www.moravian.edu.