Center plans Susan B. Anthony dinner

A tribute to Susan B. Anthony and the presentation of the first annual Lifetime Achievement Award from the Susan B. Anthony University Center will highlight a dinner celebrating women's achievement at the University on Thursday, February 13.

The Center's first annual Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Jean Watkeys M.D., who received her AB degree from the University in 1932 and was one of three women in her medical school class, graduating in 1936. A Planned Parenthood physician from 1938 to 1947, Watkeys received the organization's Lifetime Dedication Award in 1995 for 25 years with the agency's medical advisory board, board of directors, and speakers' bureau. She also worked for many years as a physician at Eastman Kodak Co.

The dinner also will include a presentation of photographs and mementos culled from the University's extensive collection of Anthony's papers; they reflect on Rochester's first female students and Anthony's efforts to promote their education. Anthony pledged her own insurance policy to raise the final dollars stipulated by University trustees to finance the admission of women.

In addition, outstanding female students will be cited for their accomplishments, and the University's female a cappella group, Vocal Point, will perform.

The dinner, which will celebrate the famous suffragist's birthday two days early, will be held at 6 p.m. at Hill Side Restaurant on the River Campus. Tickets for the public are $20. Call x5-8799 by February 7 to order tickets and reserve seats. University student tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons.

Call x5-8799 for more information.

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