Installation Ceremony, Scholarship Awards, and Appreciation Party

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Carol Highton’s Garden

Please join us for an evening of friends and fun honoring our outgoing board, our incoming board, Scholarship Awards, additional awards, and our 3rd Annual Appreciation Party.


Carol Highton’s beautiful garden where the 2017-2018 installation was held.

The evening’s festivities will begin at 5:00 PM with:

  • Beverage service and mingling with friends
  • The awarding of Local Scholarships (see additional information below)
  • Installation Ceremony for the 2018-2019 Board

The Appreciation Party will start at 6:00 PM and will Feature:

  • An Italian buffet, appropriate libations, and fun, fun, fun!
  • AAUW Fund Branch Named Gift Honorees
  • AAUW Fund Contribution Recognition
  • Additional acknowledgments

RSVP: There is no cost to attend, however you need to RSVP, by Friday, June 1st, to: Joanne Quijano  (925) 831-3023

RSVP Note: It is important for everyone to respond so our Hospitality Committee will know how much food to order, how many tables and chairs to order, etc.  Also, a late response is better than no response.

Location: 1933 Park Meadow Drive, Alamo CA

Name Tags: Please don’t forget to bring your name tag.

Scholarship Awards

Five outstanding applicants will be receiving scholarships at the June 7th Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek AAUW Installation and Awards Reception.

KASSI METTLER: Kassi is a junior at Colgate University, majoring in International Relations with a goal for Law School. She has been asked to be a research assistant next year by a professor of Political Science. She worked as a writing and speaking center consultant. She interned last summer at the Contra Costa District attorney’s office. This summer she will be working for the California attorney General’s office. Kassi graduated from Northgate High School in 2015.

REBECCA MICKELSON: Rebecca graduated from BYU-Provo in 2016 in Exercise Science. She is continuing her education studying Physical Therapy at Rocky Mt. University of Health Professions in Lindon, Utah. She volunteers at the Utah State Hospital working with teen girls. Rebecca is a student assistant at RMU. Rebecca is excited to make an impact in the world of healthcare especially with the Opiods crisis. She desires to use treatments and techniques that have shown decrease pain in the long-term better than medication. Rebecca is a 2012 Monte Vista graduate.

NATALIE OBERHAUSER-LIM: Natalie is currently in medical school at UCSD, class of 2021. Graduated UCSD 2015: Major: biology, Minor: global health. Her field of interest is a pediatric specialist; cardiology, neurology, and surgery as a sub specialty. Natalie worked one year as an Autism Specialist Para educator in the SRVUSD before entering medical school. In 2014 Natalie worked in Tanzania in the pediatric and maternity wards. She was a medical volunteer in Uganda in 2015 assisting with patient care, including prenatal care and infant vaccination. Natalie is a CAL High graduate in 2012.

DANA OUTCULT: Dana is currently studying at Ohio State University. She will graduate this spring in Anthropology with a triple minor in Business, History and Classics. She is enrolled at University of Cambridge (England) for the Fall of 2018. Her goal is to be a museum curator of social anthropology. She has published. Last summer Dana interned at the Smithsonian Natural Museum of Natural History. She worked as an Assistant Director of Humanities for the Ohio Union activities and was membership vice-president for Gamma Phi Beta. Dana graduated from Monte Vista in 2014.

LISA ROBERTSON: Lisa graduated with a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley in 2007. She has worked at PG&E in Land Management for the last 10 years. She is currently working on her MBA at St. Mary’s College. She is active in field related organizations. She is currently involved in a newly initiated forum “Women In Land Forum”, additionally she has been Educational Chair for the local San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of IRWA. The IRWA is the professional organization for those parties who secure rights to construct infrastructure within our communities. Lisa lives in Walnut Creek and graduated from Miramonte 2003.

The  Jane Trittipo scholarship will go to Natalie Oberhauser-Lim.