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Mary Lou Williams-Schroeder

Mary Lou Williams-Schroeder, American nurse, community education specialist. Registered nurse. Recipient Janesville Young Women’s Christian Association Woman of Distinction award, 1988.

Background

  • Williams-Schroeder, Mary Lou was born on February 6, 1937 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of John Frank and Helen Ann (Gruener) Williams.

  • Education

    • Diploma in nursing, University Pennsylvania, 1958. Bachelor of Science cum laude, Syracuse University, 1963. Master of Education, Columbia University, 1968.

    Career

    • Public health coordinator Visiting Nurse Association, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1959-1961, assistant supervisor, 1963-1966. Instructor Northhampton County Community College, Bethlehem, 1968-1969. Assistant professor University Wisconsin, 1969-1977.

      Lecturer, instructor Milton (Wisconsin) College, 1979-1980. Community education specialist Rock County Board Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services, Janesville, Wisconsin, since 1979. Organizer, consultant Alliance for Mentally Ill, Janesville, 1981-1984.

    Major achievements

    • Registered nurse.

    Politics

    The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.

    Religion

    Our faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The strongest feature of Methodism is that ordinary people play a major role in the running of the Church.

    Membership

    Lecturer Rusk County Positive Youth Outlook Workshop, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, 1984, Mercy Hospital, Janesville, 1985. Interviews with WCLO Radio, Janesville Gazette, Beloit Daily News, 1980-1985. Board directors Teenage Self Help Support Group, Janesville, 1983-1985.

    Organizer, consultant Rock County School District student assistance programs alcohol and drugs, Janesville, since 1980. Member Young Women’s Christian Association alternative program advisory board Shelter for Abused Women. Member Elder Abuse Task Force, since 1987.

    Member Mental Health Association (board directors 1979-1984, education chairman 1982-1983, Annual award 1982), Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Alzheimers Disease Family Support Group (board directors local chapter 1980-1988), Wisconsin Prevention Network, American Mental Health Fund, Wisconsin Association Community Human Services Programs.

    Personality

    Interests

    Knitting, gardening, biking, photography, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Stephen Gregory Schroeder, May 20, 1978. 1 child, Allen Gregory.
    • father: John Frank Williams
    • mother: Helen Ann (Gruener) Williams
    • spouse: Stephen Gregory Schroeder
    • child: Allen Gregory Williams-Schroeder
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