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Muriel Mendelsohn Shishkoff

Muriel Mendelsohn Shishkoff, American writer. Grantee Reachout, Department Mental Hygiene, Sacramento, 1972. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve (W-VS), 1942-1945. Member League of Women Voters (vice president Palos Verdes Peninsula chapter 1963), National Museum Women in Arts (charter).

Background

  • Shishkoff, Muriel Mendelsohn was born on March 5, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Henry Robert and Anita (Arnow) Mendelsohn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Chicago, 1936. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1940.

    Career

    • Founding director Women's Opportunities Center, University Extension, University California, Irvine, 1970-1972, assistant director Office Relations with Schools and Colleges, 1974-1982, consultant education improvement programs, 1993-1995. UCI consultant to ASSIST, 1985-1990. Consultant Principals Conference for Academy Excellence in Effective Schools, 1985-1991, Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education program, Sherman Intertribal Academy, 1990-1992, CAPP Scholars in Training/Curriculum Development, 1991-1992, Native American Intertribal University, 1992-1994.

      Consultant CPEC-Eisenhower Math and Science Leadership Training, 1993-1996.

    Works

    • Author: Transferring Made Easy, 1991, (with Kogee Thomas and Barbara Al-Bayati) Dream Catchers: A Transfer Guide for Native American College Students with Special Assistance for Those from Tribal Colleges, 2000, Taking Risks, 2004.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve (W-VS), 1942-1945. Member League of Women Voters (vice president Palos Verdes Peninsula chapter 1963), National Museum Women in Arts (charter).

    Connections

    • Married Nicholas Shishkoff, August 26, 1946. Children: Andrew, Debra.
    • father: Henry Robert Mendelsohn
    • mother: Anita (Arnow) Mendelsohn
    • spouse: Nicholas Shishkoff
    • children: Andrew Shishkoff
    • Debra Shishkoff
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    Nationality
    • 1936
      University Chicago
    • 1940
      Northwestern University
    • 1970 - 1972
      Founding director, Women's Opportunities Center
      Irvine, California, United States

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