Torch LogoMary Heinecke Poulson

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Biography

Club Office: Former Secretary

Retired: Professor Emerita of Physical Education, Lawrence University

Degrees Held: BA in English, Valparaiso University.
MEd, Miami University, Oxford Ohio. Additional work: UW-Milwaukee, U of Colorado-Boulder.

Community Involvement: Treasurer--Fox Cities CROP WALK;  Leaven Volunteer (emergency help); Coordinator--Noonhour Philosophers (weekly lectures)

Statement:

I love.....chocolate, wine, reading, traveling, learning, friends, family, words, museums, basket weaving, adventures, playing games, volunteering
I used to..... fence, play tennis and badminton, but now walk, maybe snowshoe, play bridge and board games
I was nationally ranked..... in fencing and badminton
I attended.....Vaparaiso University, Miami of Ohio, U of Colorado and UW-Milwaukee.
I have.....waitressed in Door County, Yellowstone Park and Las Vegas.
I worked.....in Girl Scouting, training leaders and directing an established camp
I was....."on the road" for a year, bumming all over the USA and Las Vegas.
I taught..... secondary English, physical education at Milwaukee Downer College for Women and Lawrence University, and coached both men's and women's fencing and tennis.
I have..... 1 stepdaughter and son-in-law, 2 step-grandaughters and their SO's, 6 nieces and nephews, 13 great N&N's and an unknown number of great-great n&n's

I joined Torch.....to learn, socialize....
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