A key initiative of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is to
encourage young women to pursue classes and prepare for careers in science, technology,
engineering, and math (STEM). In concert with this initiative, the Maysville Branch
of AAUW has established a STEM award recognizing a female student at Maysville Community
and Technical College in a STEM related program. This competitive recognition will
provide the student with a $375 stipend to continue her education to MCTC. The Maysville
branch solicited applications from MCTC students and have selected Ms. Suzanne Collazo
as the 2010 recipient of the AAUW STEM Award. Collazo is originally from Florida and
was home schooled. She now resides in Mt. Olivet, KY with her husband James who is
also a student at MCTC. Collazo has a 4.0 GPA. She is a member and officer of Phi
Theta Kappa honor society, Phi Beta Lambda, the Math and Science Club and a Student
Ambassador. Collazo is working toward an associate in science at MCTC and will be
transferring to the University of Kentucky in the fall of 2010 where she plans to
major in psychology. Collazos career goal is to become a doctor of psychiatry.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
Since 1881, AAUW has been one of the nations leading voices promoting education and
equity for women and girls. It has a nationwide network of nearly 100,000 members,
1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institutional partners. Since its founding
more than 128 years ago, members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental
issues of the day educational, social, economic, and political. AAUWs commitment
to educational equity is reflected in its public policy advocacy, community programs,
leadership development, conventions and conferences, national partnerships, and international
For more information on AAUW and the Maysville branch STEM award, please contact Margo Hamm
at MCTC at 606-759-7141 ext. 66125.