Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

One of the early recommendations of the Commission for Women’s Concerns was that a Women’s Center be established. Shown here are some of the women involved in setting up the Women’s Center: Jan Ballard, Amanda Smith, Rita Shankman, Irma Rodriguez, and Mary Shaw (left to right). Rita Shankman was to become the first Facilitator of the Center, which officially opened February 19, 1975. Prior to her appointment, Shankman had been a substitute teacher in several Orange County school districts, and active in volunteer work with various organizations, such as the Anaheim Memorial Hospital Service League and the League of Women Voters. By 1975, the campus was offering courses for women: College and Career Opportunities for Women, Introduction to Women’s Studies, Roles Women Learn, etc.
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