Two local women have received Program for Continuing Education grants from the International Chapter PEO Sisterhood. Susan Forrester, formerly of Astoria, has received a $1,000 grant, which she will use to complete a master’s degree in international management at Portland State University. Holly Jeffrey of Astoria was awarded $1,500, which she will use to earn an associate’s degree in nursing from Clatsop Community College.

Forrester and Jeffrey were recommended to the International PEO Scholarship Committee for these awards by PEO Chapter DL of Astoria.

The Astoria chapter also elected new officers for the 2013-2014 term on March 14. Newly elected officers are: Barbara Canessa, president; Jean Sprouse, vice president; Ann Bales, recording secretary; Sunny Pedersen, corresponding secretary; Kathy Rodin, treasurer; Janet Kemp, chaplain; and Dawn Young, guard.

Delegates to the Oregon state PEO Convention to be held in June are Barbara Canessa and Jean Sprouse as alternate.

The PEO Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization with more than 250,000 members, is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for women, and sponsors state, national and international scholarship programs.

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