PSU Hosts Author Linda Tarr-Whelan Book Signing Sept. 23

September 10th, 2009 by Adam

Author Linda Tarr-Whelan comes to Plymouth State University on Wednesday, September 23, to discuss and sign copies of her newly published book, Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World.

The author served as Ambassador to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in the Clinton Administration and as Deputy Assistant for Women’s Concerns to President Jimmy Carter in the Carter White House, the first nurse appointed to these positions. Later, Ladies’ Home Journal named Ms. Tarr-Whelan as one of the 50 most powerful women in Washington. Currently, she serves as Chair of the National Advisory Council for the Pax World Resources Women’s Equity Fund. In 2007, Ms. Tarr-Whelan was the Undergraduate Commencement speaker at PSU and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

The book event and signing will take place on Wednesday, September 23 at 3 p.m. in the Commons Café of the Lamson Library and Learning Commons. The author will also serve as a guest speaker in the General Education Directions course “Career Explorations” taught by Ms. Gail Carr. This event is being co-sponsored by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the S.A.G.E. Center and the Lamson Library and Learning Commons.

For more information about this event, contact Anne Lebreche or call 535-2833. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or

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