My name is Marie Trebec and I was hired two years ago to serve as part-time secretary at the “international office” of Adelante Mujer, Inc. in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Sister Diane, now the Executive Director, asked me to tell my story as to how this came about and what interests me about the organization. Continue reading “Adelante Mujer’s Secretary”
As I said, I know I have not arrived; but there’s one thing I am doing: I’m leaving my old life behind, putting everything on the line for this mission. I am running toward the only goal that counts: to cross the line, to win the prize, and to hear God’s call to resurrection life found exclusively in Jesus the Anointed. — Philippians 3:13-14 (Source: The Voice)
The quotation above is not Sister Ann McKean’s, but it well could be. Anyone who knew Sister Ann can attest to the fact that, as foundress of Adelante Mujer (Advance Woman,) she “put everything on the line for this mission.” Whether it was the welfare of the students, the success of the doctors, the pursuit of grants, the wisdom of investments, the caliber of the Board of Directors, the succession after her retirement, Sister Ann gave total energy and attention to each aspect of her mission. Someone jokingly said, “No matter what we’re discussing, Ann always manages to weave the conversation to Adelante Mujer!” Continue reading “The Legacy She Left Us”
The school year in Nicaragua, unlike that in the United States, follows the calendar year. When we visited students in December, they were completing the second semester of 2019. As is our practice, we met with each class of students currently funded by Adelante Mujer. Continue reading “New Beginnings”
The accomplishments and successes of most people are often unrecognized during their lifetime. However, on February 20, 2020 the contrary happened. Sister Ann McKean, CSA, the foundress of Adelante Mujer, was featured by the Illuminating Women Project at the beautiful Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
The Adelante Mujer doctors and students are making a huge difference in the availability of health care on the east coast of Nicaragua. Continue reading “Our Doctors and Students at Work”
Twenty-five years ago the University of the Autonomous Regions of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua (URACCAN) was established by and for the indigenous peoples of the area who had been deprived of higher education for far too long. Continue reading “A Surprise Award”
I can’t help observing other shoppers as they push their loaded carts down the aisles in the busy stores. Ah, it’s Christmas again. Continue reading “Merry Christmas”
Here are more heartfelt comments from our newest Adelante Mujer medical students. They were accepted into the program after interviewing last May and submitting all of their previous grades. An 80% GPA is required for admission and our continued support. Continue reading “Grateful – part 2”
We hear how thankful the students are, but you don’t have the same opportunity. You deserve to receive the gratitude since the support is coming directly from you, the donors. Below are some comments from the most recent applicants who have been accepted into the program. The thoughts are from the heart, the translation from Google. Continue reading “Grateful – part 1”
Our goal is to support women who are striving to become medical doctors. Why only women? How did that focus come about?