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Patti Bernard – 2015

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Patti BernardNWHP Women of Achievement – Honoree 2015

Patti Bernard has been chosen as this year’s NWHP honoree for Woman of Achievement. She has held various positions on the NWHP board. She has spearheaded the project of securing biographies of Nevada’s First Ladies and placing them on our website. Patti has worked tirelessly for the project by putting on luncheons and programs to educate our members about our research on Nevada women.

This past year she has presented the women of the Mudd/Gosse family, a successful group of Northern Nevada women activists.

A former history teacher and WCSD principal, Patti’s family came to Nevada shortly after statehood. She is a graduate of Carson High School, and received both her bachelors and master’s degrees from UNR. Retired from her Principalship for Washoe County School District, and being quite aware of the lack of information on Nevada women readily available to the general public, Patti plunged into a ‘2nd career’ working with the NWHP in conducting oral histories and collecting other types of information on women throughout the state. Her daughter Chelsea, is a speech pathologist in Carson City.