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MPAEA 2007 Elections


Montana MAACE members run for MPAEA board


Suzette Fox and Donna Bakke are running again – this time for the MPAEA board. Suzette has been nominated to run as one of two representatives from Montana on the MPAEA board. Donna Bakke said yes when asked to run for vice president of the MPAEA organization. When you receive your MPAEA ballots, please vote for these two hard-working MAACE members.  We appreciate your votes!


Here are bio’s for both candidates:


Donna Bakke has a Master of Arts in Curriculum Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Education from the University of Montana. Donna began her work with adults at a non-profit agency that helped under-privileged women gain skills needed for employment. In 1998 she became the Chairperson of the Adult Basic Education program for Missoula County Public Schools, in Missoula, Montana. She has been involved in the Montana Association for Adult and Community Education (MAACE) since 1998, serving as president in 2005. She has been a member of MPAEA for the past seven years and helped with the planning of the MPAEA conference in Bozeman in 2003. Currently, she is teaching at the University of Montana-College of Technology in Missoula and serving an extended term as past-president of MAACE.


Suzette Fox is almost finished with a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Montana and has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.  Suzette worked as a lab assistant for Adult Ed computer programming classes in high school, taught for two years at Acadiana Technical College, and joined the Adult Basic Literacy Education staff in Billings in 2004 after serving as the Technology Integration Specialist at the Career Center for four years.  In 2005, Suzette was elected to the MAACE Board and was elected by the MAACE membership to serve as President-Elect this year.  Suzette was recently awarded the 2007 MPAEA Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Studies and plans to continue serving the Adult Education Community in Montana.