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Birth Date: 1916
Birth Place: Loda, Illinois

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Date submitted: October 24, 2006
Gift: Brick Paver - small
Location on plaza map: B4
 
Education:
- Attended Mundelein College, Chicago (1935-1937)
- B.S. in Education, University of Illinois (1939)
- M.Ed. (Foundations), University of Arizona (1972)

Employment History:
- Teacher, one-room country school (grades 1-8), 1939-1941
- Civilian instructor of parachute rigging and maintenance, Chanute Field AFB, Illinois, 1941-1943
- Head instructor for parachute department, Brazilian Air Force, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and taught English to AF cadets, 1943-1945
- Instructor at Pima Community College Skill Center, 1967-1984

Community Activities:
- Secretary and board member of Playbox Community Theater
- Board member of Pio Decimo Center, 1969-1984
- Advisory Committee, UA Exploratory Workshops, Home Ec. Dept., 1978-1984
- Pima Community College East Campus Neighborhood Advisory Committee, 1981-1984
- Facilitator of Woman’s Day during Tucson’s 1975 Becentennial Celebration
- Founding board member and secretary of the Southern Arizona Light Opera Company
- Charter member of the Tucson Women’s Commission, 1976-1979
- Member of We Also Served and Ex-Spouses of Servicemen and Women for Equality, 1981
- Member of Executive Women’s Council of Southern Arizona, 1982
- Docent at Tucson Museum of Art since 1985
Independent, intellectually curious and compassionate, Ann Manns has contributed in countless ways to our community as an activist and feminist, through her employment as an instructor with Pima Community College Skill Center, where she taught adult education, GED preparation and job orientation for the Work Incentive Program, a program which enabled women on welfare to find jobs and become self-sufficient, as well as through her numerous volunteer activities, ranging from her membership on the boards of such diverse organizations as Pio Decimo Center and the Tucson Women’s Commission to her participation as a docent at the Tucson Museum of Art. She has served as a mentor and inspiration to women of all ages in the community, as well as to her own children and grandchildren. Since her retirement she has continued to be involved in the community and has remained an active supporter of the arts and local theater.