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THE WEDNESDAY MONSTER The Glazier-Higgins-Woodward Tornado of April 9, 1947 by Kellie Sanders

Monday, April 5, 2010

7:00 PM

Amarillo Public Library

Downtown Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

OUR PROGRAM WILL BE THE WEDNESDAY MONSTER The Glazier-Higgins-Woodward Tornado of April 9, 1947 by Kellie Sanders. Ms. Sanders is a native Texan, and with the exception of college, has lived in the Texas Panhandle all of her life. She has been employed as a part-time Instructor at West Texas A&M University since Fall 2005. Sanders received her Master of Arts in Communication in May 2005 (4.0 GPA) from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where she was also a Graduate Assistant/Graduate Teaching Assistant in 2004 to 2005. Her thesis, The Glazier-Higgins-Woodward Tornado of April 9, 1947: An Oral History of the “Wednesday Monster,” won WTAMU’s Best Thesis Award. She is in the process of expanding her thesis into a book, but due to her late mother’s many debilitating illnesses, this was at a hold for more than two years. She has lectured frequently on this topic. Kellie also works for the Transportation Security Administration. Prior to concentrating full-time on her graduate studies, Sanders taught nine years in the public school system as well as working many years as an Administrative Assistant in various businesses. Sanders received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Theatre Education in December 1984, from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. She was a cum laude graduate with a 3.9 GPA and was an active member of the nationally-award winning KSU Speech Team. In her limited spare time, she enjoys spending time with her cats and going to movies. She dedicates this presentation to her late mother, Eleanor Pearl Barnes Seedig Sanders, who, as a seven-year-old, survived the tornado, along with her mother, Pearl Marie Fox Barnes Seedig, and four others as they huddled underneath the last two pews in the First Baptist Church in Higgins.

Contact Kellie Sanders for more information: kbelle12001@yahoo.com


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