During Women’s History Month this year, and as part of the college’s 50th Anniversary celebration, the MVCC Library hosted a panel discussion that highlighted stories of women who have played a very large part in Moraine Valley’s history. All of these women were or have been with the college for decades. Dr. Sharon Fritz and Lenette Staudinger were members of the original faculty body. Dr. Linda Brandt has been with the college for over 40 years. Dr. Sylvia Jenkins has been with us for over 30 years and is the college’s first female president. Dr. Margaret Lehner is the college’s longest serving tenured employee.
They share stories of their memories of Moraine Valley and share their unique perspectives as women who have seen the college grow and progress. Earlier administrations were not as supportive of women and things really began to change in the 80s. The campus has seen great advancements and now has many women in leadership positions who enjoy serving as role models for young women. Women at this campus show each other that we can do this.