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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.

Religion

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

Politics

The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

Views

The family has its own complex identity as a small community of covenant love and trust.

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Knitting, gardening, biking, photography, reading.

Connections

Married Stephen Gregory Schroeder, May 20, 1978. 1 child, Allen Gregory.