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The Purdue North Central Women's Association (PNCWA) was established on March 21, 2001 to serve the women of Purdue North Central as well as the women in our local communities. We welcome women of all ages and interests to join. Membership is only $15 a year and we would love to have you join us!


PNCWA Welcomes in its 2013-2014 Officers!

President - Melissa Westphal-Benefiel
Vice President - Marie Claire-Foster
Treasurer - Tricia Jauquet
Secretary - Bianca Villarruel

Spring Bake Sale

Thursday, March 20, 2014
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
TECH North Entrance
Outside SWRZ Vending Room

Help support the PNCWA BIG Pink Check!

Spring Bus Trip

"Motown the Musical"
Saturday, May 3, 2014

Location: Oriental Theatre, Chicago
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Bus Departs
6:30 pm Arrive back at PNC

Contact Liz Bernel at
to be put on the waiting list.


Are You Interested In Joining
Our Board of Directors?

Now's your chance!
The following Standing Committee Chair positions are open:


For more information or to express interest, contact President Melissa Westphal-Benefiel at (219) 785-5274 or today!

PNCWA offers a variety of social and educational activities for its members. Membership in PNCWA is open to all interested women within the Purdue North Central service area.

to address issues of interest and concern to women
- to organize opportunities for educational, cultural and recreational 
  activities for members
- to promote an educational and cultural atmosphere within the 
  Purdue North Central service area
- to support and promote Purdue North Central
- to develop an atmosphere of friendship, cooperation and camaraderie among our members.

Annual membership dues are $15 and entitle members to attend general programs, participate in Interest Groups, receive the Association's newsletter, and advance ticket sales for special events. Some PNCWA  events require a nominal fee.  The membership year runs from July 1 to June 30.

Newcomers' Group
Our Newcomers' Group is the "welcome wagon" of our organization. All new members of PNCWA will be contacted by the Newcomers' Group Chair to help acquaint you with the campus and our organization.

PNCWA Supports Purdue North Central
An annual contribution is given by PNCWA to support women's programming, curriculum, scholarships, or other activities at Purdue North Central. These contributions come from individual member donations and from fundraising efforts during each fiscal year. We invite you to consider a donation to support this effort.

Photo of PNCWA Past Presidents

Past PNCWA Presidents (L to R): Jean-Ann Morton, Carol Kurmis, Deb Pratt, Martha Garcia-Saenz, Judy Back
Not Pictured: Laura Odom



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Westville, IN 46391
(219) 785-5469

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