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Diane Propsner
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Diane Propsner is an advocate of women’s colleges and blogs about their advantages on her blog site. She has an undergraduate degree in biology from a women’s college in Pennsylvania. Her career involves recruiting within the life sciences and technology as well as providing coaching services for job seekers. Assisting individuals land their ideal position is what she likes best about her career. In addition to a variety of artistic endeavors, Diane was a foster mom to a sweet senior beagle (that is until she recently adopted Gertrude).

Entries by Diane Propsner

The Rise of Entrepreneurship Among College/Graduate Students and Young Professionals

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 11:41 AM

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Photo Caption: Mount Holyoke College student Woyneab Habte '17 won second place in the Draper competition for her entry "On Her Own," an organization that provides economic opportunities for female Ethiopian college students.
Photo Credit: Mount Holyoke College

For the past...

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Evelyn B. Christensen, Ed.D., Award-Winning Educational Book Author

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 3:33 PM

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Evelyn B. Christensen, Ed.D., is a pro when it comes to creating educational puzzle books, especially when numbers are involved.

Puzzles are an excellent way to bolster creative thinking and logic skills and are available in various forms. The major...

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Karen M. Davis, Making a Difference via Computing Management

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 4:03 PM

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More and more frequently, recent college graduates are interested in employment with companies providing products or services for improving planet earth. Karen Davis is employed...

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Lauren M. Schwartz, Ph.D., Helping Farmers Increase Crop Production

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2016 | 9:09 AM

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Photo Caption: Dr. Schwartz inspecting a soybean study in the Altheimer Greenhouse at the University of Arkansas.
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mills

This year, my HuffPost blog posts are all about amazing women's college STEM alumnae. In the previous post, I wrote about...

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Lucia Perez, Aspiring Astrophysicist

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2016 | 10:20 AM

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Photo Caption: Lucia Perez and Dr. Medupe with the 16" telescope at North West University in Mafikeng, South Africa.


In my last blog post, New Year, New Focus: STEM Alumnae from Women's Colleges, I shared my 2016 blogging intention...

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New Year, New Focus: STEM Alumnae From Women's Colleges

(2) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 4:57 AM

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Saint Mary's College chemistry majors work inside the "glovebox" researching the effects of organic liquids interacting with metals.

Photo Credit: Saint Mary's College

My 2016 resolution is to write about women's college alumnae, specifically alumnae who majored in a STEM...

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Double the Halloween Fun at Cedar Crest College

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2015 | 3:45 PM

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Halloween is a holiday where candy rules and who doesn't love getting and giving away free candy? Throw in being able to wear a cool costume and it's understandable why Halloween is no longer just for little children. Today, young and old alike...

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Where High School Girls Discover Engineering

(4) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 2:54 PM

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Attendees of the October 2015 Explore Engineering for High School Women Program
Photo Credit: Sweet Briar College/Paulette Porter-Stransky

Although the field of engineering offers women careers that are engaging and interesting, this career has not been a historically popular choice. Understanding why...

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Meredith College Making Move-In Day Even More Memorable

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 6:32 PM

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The Welcome Angel at Meredith College is a heavenly Move-In Day addition.

Move-In Day is a special day for students as they begin their college life. It's both exciting and nerve-racking. While first-year students like the idea of newfound independence, being away from...

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All-Girls STEM Camps to Keep in Mind for Next Summer

(1) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 12:21 AM

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Sweet Briar College's Explore Engineering for High School Women program Photo Credit: Meridith De Avila Khan/Sweet Briar College

Summer STEM camps provide girls with an opportunity to experience the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). For girls new to...

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Why Adult Women Returning to College Choose a Women's College

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 12:28 AM

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Image Credit: Stacy Hornung, Illustrator

For the past two years, I've blogged about the magnetic attraction women's colleges have on academically focused college-bound high school girls. While the reasons these young minds attend a women's college vary, the most notable (and...

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Science Majors Develop Effective Communication Skills at Women's Colleges

(1) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 12:45 PM

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Budding chemists from St. Catherine University, Laura Crepeau '16 and Katelyn Caron '16, meet Nobel prize winner Dr. Robert Grubbs at the 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition.

There are numerous reasons why I encourage girls interested in a STEM career...

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Mentoring More Women in Music Production

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 8:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Barnard College

In an earlier blog post, I introduced you to women's college alumna Ebonie Smith, an accomplished music producer, singer-songwriter and audio engineer who is passionate about having more women in her field. With this in mind, she...

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Celebrating 19th-Century American Female Composers

(2) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 5:07 PM

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Six Songs by Clara Kathleen Rogers (1882) Courtesy of Christopher A. Reynolds

Early female composers, while making significant contributions to the world of music, have often gone unnoticed. American composers such as Margaret Ruthven Lang (1867-1972), Amy Marcy Beach (1867-1944), Clara Kathleen Rogers...

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New College Cool: Women's Colleges

(4) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 5:09 AM

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Photo Caption: Salem College located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina Photo Credit: Jordan Brannock Photography

With the influx of college-bound high school girls applying to women's colleges, colleges for women are becoming the new college cool.

Now, some of you young ladies might be...

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Christmas Vespers, Concerts, and Candlelight Services at Women's Colleges

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 9:40 AM

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Photo Credit: University of Saint Joseph

On December 6, 2014, thanks to live-stream technology, I enjoyed the 88th Annual Spelman‒Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert from the comfort of my abode.

I was not disappointed.

Combining the magnificent student voices from these...

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10 Fantastic Autumn Traditions Celebrated at Women's Colleges

(6) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 4:57 PM

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Photo Caption: St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN Photo Credit: Rebecca Zenefski '10/By Rebecca Studios LLC


There's something about college traditions that I find appealing. Perhaps it's because past experience has shown me that the traditions celebrated at women's colleges foster...

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Move-in Day at Women's Colleges

(3) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 4:43 PM

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President Dottie King of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College greets new students. Photo Credit Betsy Wells / Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN

Now that Move-In Day 2014 is a thing of the past, I thought it would be fun to do a quick rewind...

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Women's Colleges Welcome the Class of 2018

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 11:26 AM

As colleges around the country greet their first-year students, it's time to welcome the Class of 2018 and what a fantastic class it is. Going from a high school senior to a first-year college student is pretty darn exciting.

I'm especially excited for women's colleges as they welcome their first-year...

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Recapping the Women's College Advantage

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 10:01 AM

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Photo Credit: Amanda Stup -- Artfully Captured

August marks my one-year anniversary as a Huffington Post blogger. To celebrate this milestone, I decided to write a year-in-review post.

I'll begin by saying how much fun it's been blogging about women's colleges. This...

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