Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

More minorities served as student body officers in the 1970s, but it was not until May 1976 that a second woman was elected to serve as Student Body President of Fullerton College. Sue Fenwick of Placentia became the first woman since Joan Guss in 1943 to hold the office. A liberal arts major, Fenwick described herself as a feminist. In February 1976, Fenwick had coordinated a three-day Rape Awareness and Prevention Seminar on the campus. In 1977, she was selected as Woman of the Year. Fenwick later became a staff aide to Representative Jerry M. Patterson, the first Democrat to be elected to Congress from a district entirely within Orange County.
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