Cindy Pare Speaks At ElderScholars Meeting March 12

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cindy Pare, administrator of the Mary Ellen Locher Foundation, will speak at the March ElderScholars meeting Tuesday, March 12, in the Lookout Mountain Room at the UTC University Center at 1 p.m.  The room is located in the center of the first floor on the Food Court end. 

Ms. Pare’s duties include communications with applicants, marketing and public relations, event planning, and office management.  A native of Raleigh, N.C., Ms. Pare earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was formerly an education reporter for the Chattanooga Free Press and has a background in marketing and public relations in both the private and non-profit sectors. She is married to Mike Pare, deputy business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. They have two daughters and two grandchildren and are active members at Red Bank Baptist Church.

The Mary Ellen Locher Foundation is a national college scholarship program for children who have either lost a parent to breast cancer or have a parent who is a breast cancer survivor. The awards are designed to ease the financial and emotional burdens faced by families dealing with the disease. The organization was founded in 2002 by Mary Ellen Locher, a well-known WTVC news anchor and health reporter. She started the foundation because she was concerned about the future of her own son. Ms. Locher died in 2005 after her third bout with cancer. 

The ElderScholars will meet at the University Center Cafeteria for lunch around noon. They will not have an ElderScholars sign prepared to place on the table in the food court, but will be hoping for their usual table. The official meeting starts at 1 p.m.

Parking is free in any UTC lot; be sure to place a letter on the dashboard indicating that you are attending the ElderScholars meeting. If you have any difficulty with ticketing, please take your letter and the ticket to the University "Police Station" which is at the top of the hill at the end of the street directly behind the Student Center. 



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