The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ

SCHOLARSHIPS EDUCATION CAMARADERIE NETWORKING

Member Spotlight

March 2022 –  Member  Spotlight: We are highlighting , Lorraine Haucke, our Vice President and hospitality chair. Lorraine guesses that one could say that she is a little “southern” as she was raised in Vineland, N. J. But she was born in Brooklyn and all her relatives lived there. After high school she worked a couple years, attended community college and graduated from C. W. Post College in Belleville, L.I. in 1970. Afterwards she worked for AT&T for a couple years and then took a position with the Region 2 General Services Administration. Lorraine held a few different positions: secretary to the Personnel Officer, Historic Preservation Officer and Art in Architecture Officer. These last two positions enabled her to travel throughout the region-New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. She totally loved this work as she worked with interesting, talented artists and architects. Having married her husband Ronald late in life, she does not have children. Lorraine was fortunate to retire in 2005 and lives in the Rossmoor Community in Monroe. She enjoys travel, movies, theater, and reading mystery books. She learned wood carving, mahjong and rug hooking at Rossmoor. Her membership in WCCP since 2005 has been very rewarding.

GM-101821-ConnieL_podium

February 2022 –  Member  Spotlight: Connie Loukatos, our club’s President, was born in Santander, Spain and grew up in Newark N.J. After getting a degree, in economics from Rutgers University, she worked as an internal auditor at Chemical Bank for three years. At the same time, she attended New York University at night and studied real estate. She started working for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the Newark office in 1972 as a Loan Specialist reviewing financial statements and monitoring the physical condition of FHA insured multifamily housing properties. Throughout the forty-one years she worked at HUD, she had increased responsibilities, including Director of the Multifamily Division of the NJ HUD office. In 1997, she was appointed to the position of Director of the Philadelphia Multifamily Hub. As Director, she administered the FHA multifamily insurance programs, as well as the Section 8 Rental Assistance Programs. The region included the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and West Virginia. The work of the four offices covered over 2000 multifamily properties and more than two billion dollars in mortgage insurance and a staff of over one hundred. Her interests include traveling, reading, attending concerts, volunteering, and spending time with her husband of over 50 years, her two children, and two grandchildren.

January 2022 –  Member  Spotlight: Susan Luty received a BA in Biology conferred by Douglass College, Rutgers University. In 1980 she began studies at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in the fine arts. Susan was employed as an editor for 17 years — first at Carter-Wallace in research and development and subsequently at Educational Testing Service in the Advanced Placement Program. Susan has exhibited her art work since 2006 and had received many awards and recognitions. Currently, she works in both her home studio and the MCCC ceramics studio. In the summer when the MCCC studio is closed, she takes ceramics workshops at crafts schools such as Penland in North Carolina and Snow Farm in Massachusetts.

April 2021 – Member SpotlightMary Laity, a longtime member of the club and former board member, is an avid reader, so we asked Mary for some recommendations of books that she has read recently and would recommend to the group.  Below are her recommendations: Novels by Anita Shreve (especially THE WEIGHT OF WATER); novels by Anna Quindlen (BLESSINGS, and also other novels of hers); any collections of stories by Alice Munro (e.g. RUNAWAY and other stories) and any mysteries by Hakan Nesser (THE WEEPING GIRL; HOUR OF THE WOLF; THE RETURN; MIND’S EYE; WOMAN WITH A BIRTHMARK etc.).

Magnolia

March 2021 – Member Spotlight: Nora Anaños, Board Member, our club photographer. Nora is not only a great photographer and graphic artist, but a fabulous painter. Nora  got the 3rd Place for her painting, titled: Magnolia in the Oil-Non Pro category at the 2020 Mercer County Senior Art Show – ONLINE EDITION, sponsored by the Mercer County Division of Culture & Heritage and the Mercer County Office on Aging.  80 Mercer County Senior Artists participated in the show.

LorraineHaucke-hookedRug2 copy

February 2021. Member Spotlight: Lorraine Haucke, is on the Board, serving as the Hospitality Chair. Lorraine is very proficient in hooking rugs. 

“The camaraderie of the women and generosity of sharing knowledge and material, as well as encouragement, have enabled me to complete several projects.”

Information

This entry was posted on January 31, 2022 by in Uncategorized.