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Women2Women Breakfast focus on women in aviation

The next Women2Women Breakfast Series will be held at the Gables of Hudson, 5400 Darrow Rd., Hudson, on Thursday, July 28. The breakfast will be from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. The sponsor of this event is The Learned Owl Book Shop (Kate Schlademan), located at 204 N. Main St., Hudson.

The speaker for this event is Maureen McFarland, senior academic program director for Kent State University’s Aeronautics Program. Her topic is: “Women in Aviation.”

McFarland graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. After completing The Basic School, she reported to Pensacola, Florida, for training as a naval flight officer. She graduated at the top of her class and earned her wings in 1998. From 1996 to 2004, McFarland was on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as an electronic countermeasures officer. She completed three deployments and is mission commander qualified.

In 2002, McFarland received a Master of Business Administration from Boston University. She currently holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and serves as a battalion commanding officer. Among McFarland’s personal decorations are the Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.

In her current position at Kent State, McFarland is responsible for directing all operational, administrative, instructional and financial activities of the Aeronautics Program.

Cost to attend is $12.00 for Chamber members, $17 for non-members, and includes a breakfast buffet. Reservations and payments can be made online through the Chamber website at www.smfcc.com under the EVENTS tab. Seating is limited to 45. Cancellations cannot be accepted after noon on Friday, July 22.