May 18, 2018 – At its recent meeting, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Nevada County Branch presented Ann Shulse with its 2018 Edi Silverman Community Service Award. Since 2003, the Edi Silverman Community Service Award has recognized annually a branch member who has made outstanding contributions to the community.
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In announcing the award selection, Fran Erickson, 2017 award recipient, pointed to Shulse’s contributions to the local Habitat for Humanity, where she and her husband, John, are partner family to two different homeowners, and she has been an active member of the Homeowners’ Support Committee. In addition, Shulse has put her 30 years as an educator to good use as a Friendship Club tutor briefly as well as an active member of the AAUW Tech Trek STEM program and Local Scholarship committees, which provide opportunities and support to local girls. She also has volunteered with the STEM into Knowledge event for middle-school- aged girls held at Nevada Union High School.
AAUW membership is open to individuals with an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. The Nevada County Branch offers “Friends of AAUW” membership for individuals interested in participating in branch interest groups and other activities, but who have not had the opportunity to complete a degree. For more information about AAUW in Nevada County and/or becoming a member or “Friend of AAUW,” go to https://nevadacounty-ca.aauw.net/.