The Susan B. Anthony House celebrates Rochester pioneers, both past and present, at its annual birthday luncheon on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, with the theme “What Happens in Rochester Changes the World. Keynote speaker is Dr. Elaine Marshall Sorensen, author, educator, advocate, and historian, who is currently Director of the Center for Nursing Scholarship at Georgia Southern University. A popular presenter at national and international conferences, Dr. Marshall will inspire one and all with lesser-known but vital aspects of Susan B. Anthony’s life and work as well as insights into Rochester’s role in changing the world. The Presenting Sponsor for the event is Van Bortel Ford—Van Bortel Subaru.
Deborah Hughes, executive director of the Susan B. Anthony House, said, “Just when we think that most all history is known and there is nothing new from the past, we find exciting aspects of Susan B. Anthony’s life and work that have been missed or ignored. Dr. Marshall will share with us little known information about Susan B. Anthony’s impact on the modern profession of nursing and the role she played in creating standardized qualifications for the profession.”
Also featured at the event will be Janis F. Gleason, author of the new and comprehensive biography of Kate Gleason, an eminent Rochesterian, daughter of the founder of Gleason Works, friend of Susan B. Anthony, and pioneer for women in the field of engineering. The biography will be available for purchase at the luncheon and Ms. Gleason will autograph books after the luncheon at 1:30 p.m.
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