INSIDE BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
Swain named ‘woman of distinction’
Mary Ann Swain, provost and vice president for academic affairs, was honored last week by the Girl Scouts-Indian Hills Council as the 2007 Woman of Distinction Honoree.
Swain, who has held her position since 1993, administers all of the academic programs conducted at the University and sees to the enhancement and development of the curriculum.
She holds a concurrent tenured appointment in the Decker School of Nursing.
Swain earned master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of Michigan and holds a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University.
This year marks the 95th anniversary of Girl Scouting, which is dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence and character.
The annual Women of Distinction event, which began in 1999, honors a woman who exemplifies the values of the Girl Scout program and who has given to her community in a significant way.
Binghamton University President Lois B. DeFleur was named the group’s Woman of Distinction in 2002.
This year, more than 200 individuals and businesses supported the event and celebrated Swain’s achievements.
Proceeds from the dinner support the council’s Girl Scout troop program, scholarships for at-risk girls, Amahami Outdoor Center maintenance and capital projects and the recruitment and training of more than 1,800 adult volunteers.