Sunday, September 4, 2011

Book: 50 Years - 50 Women

There is pride in Bill Sterritt’s voice. He’s the proud father a book. It’s a book that has been a labor of love for the former College of the Albemarle professor and administrator.

In fact, the book is a celebration of COA, and 50 women who made the community college possible since its inception 50 years ago. The book is “50 Years — 50 Women.”

It was a four-year project that Sterritt says was difficult because those woman who are alive were not willing to talk about themselves.

“They would say they hadn’t done anything but I would tell them they had,” says Sterritt.

The book will be published Sept. 14 and will be on hand for the 50th anniversary of the founding of COA. In the meantime, here are some excerpts from the book, a series of profiles about 50 women who made important contributions to the Albemarle region, and North Carolina.

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