Barstow Community College celebrates Women’s History Month


In honor of Women's History Month, Barstow Community College in California annually holds special activities and presentations. In past years, the schools has hosted such influential women as Linda Ronstadt.

The Grammy Award-winning singer and entertainer has also won two Academy of Country Music awards and an Emmy as well as having many albums reach platinum, gold and multiplatinum status. Mark Cauble, history professor, showed clips of the career highlights of Ronstadt.

Additionally, Melanie Hanson, professor of humanities, hosted a visual and audio presentation on international women, which included volunteer readings of well known female figures, such as Virginia Woolf.

In other years, the school has looked at the role of writers in the 19th and 20th centuries as well the roles of women during the Colonial period. Christie Firtha, humanities professor, presented visual and audio programs that demonstrated the depth of women in English literature.

These types of programs may best suit those who wish to study gender roles.

Recent estimates from the Pew Research Center suggest that community colleges enroll close to half of all U.S. undergraduates.

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