The P.E.O. Record September-October 2022 (public)

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P.E.O. Philanthropies and Foundation 19 P .E.O. Educational Loan Fund The ELF Difference BY STEPHANIE HALTON 20 Cottey College Getting to Know Cottey BY DR. STEFANIE D. NILES 21 P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund Growing Connections with IPS Students— From Recipient to Sister and Beyond BY KAREN NEYLON

President’s Message Making A Difference BY PATRICIA L. BROLIN-RIBI


P.E.O. Leadership Development The Beauty of Assistants for Chapter Officers…Wait, We Can Have Those? BY DEBBIE KOTECKI


P.E.O. International Membership Committee Connecting the Ties that Bind BY SUSAN HARBER

22  P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

Celebrating 50 Years of PCE BY BEVERLY PREWITT

23  P.E.O. Scholar Awards

36 Award-Winning Ideas 38 P.E.O. Authors 39 New Chapters 40 Centennial Chapters 42 Where in the World is The Record? 44 Fundraising Marketplace

Named and Endowed Scholar Awards 2022 BY P.E.O. SCHOLAR AWARDS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

27  P.E.O. Foundation

Raising the Educational Bar at Cottey College BY P.E.O. FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES

28  P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

Going Above and Beyond for STAR BY SUE BARKER

50 P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Partners in Peace (PIP) News

48 About P.E.O. 49 To the Point

Gallery of Presidents 29 P aisley L. Huntoon, Colorado Jane Byerley, District of Columbia Ann Ward, Illinois

Renee Piper, Nebraska Wanda Ness Seyler, North Dakota Susan Holak, Northeast District Jamée Ard, New York Jane Koch, Ohio Starr Hull, Pennsylvania Elizabeth Freer, South Dakota Julie Anne Black, Washington Sally Jane Northrop, Wisconsin Sharon Johnson, Wyoming

Events and Reminders 4 Connect with P.E.O. on Social Media 5 P.E.O. Bed and Breakfast is Back! 10 The P.E.O. Record Digital Edition is Better than Ever!

Carrie Wilkinson, Iowa Linda Kekina, Kansas Lisa Cole, Missouri Alicia Nolan, Louisiana Debbie Hedrick, Montana

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