Shirley Nord Lischer

Honored by:Raymond F. Lischer and Phyllis Sunins
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Role model, risk taker, friend, confidante, professor, community volunteer..... Shirley Nord Lischer is all of these and more. Shirley was born in Creston, IA, on July 25, 1925, and has always been actively involved in a variety of professional and community activities.

Shirley has always stressed the importance of education, not only as her profession but also for her family and friends. In 1947, she earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Northwestern University and in 1961 an M.S. in Education from Drake University. She was a teacher at Creston Community Schools from 1957-61 and a Professor of Economics & Accounting and Counselor at Southwestern Community College in Creston, IA, 1966-87. Both her husband, Ray, and their son, Art, graduated from Iowa State University while daughters, Susan and Karen, earned degrees from the University of Northern Colorado.

As heroines leave legacies in everyday life, so has Shirley. She has touched many people with her enthusiastic support for education and community activities as diverse as the Union County Planning & Zoning Committee to running for office as a State Representative.

Shirley's multiple volunteer activities include:

  • Member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), holding several offices -- past President, past Treasurer and Secretary
  • Previous member of ISEA (Iowa State Education Association)
  • Member of lst Congregational United Church of Christ (holding several offices)
  • Original Member of the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa in Creston, IA
  • Volunteer at Greater Community Hospital in Creston, IA
  • Volunteer at Matilda Gibson Public Library in Creston, IA
  • Member of the Union County Democratic Central Committee