Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Womenâ€™s Club for Career Womenâ€™s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions theyâ€™ve made to community and family.
The club was founded in 1930, originally known as Punxsutawney Business & Professional Womenâ€™s Club. On Sept. 8, 1998, the club name was changed and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the name of Punxsutawney Career Womenâ€™s Club, with objectives to promote growth and respect of women in the workplace; improve self-esteem in all careers; educate women; and support community projects. This article is Part II in a five-part series.
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” When Melissa Fedigan was informed, by the Career Womanâ€™s Club in Punxsutawney, that she had been chosen as one of the representatives for Career Womenâ€™s Week, she said she was â€śboth flattered and humbled.â€ť
Born and raised in Punxsutawney, Fedigan is a graduate of the Punxsutawney Area High School.
After graduation, she attended Penn State, where she started out in pre-med; however, she decided to follow her true calling, which was teaching.
Read all about Fedigan in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.