Lillie "Mae" Williams Clausen graduated from I.S.U. in 1951 with a B.S. degree in Home Economics Education. Her husband is Arnold Clausen, a retired school teacher. She then taught Home Economics for six years before retiring to raise her four children. She felt this was a very important role in her life and important to her children Robert, Mary, Marc, and David. Robert and Mary also graduated from Iowa State. Mary was also in the Home Economics Education program.
Since her retirement Lillie Mae taught adult education classes for Iowa Central Community College and was very active in her church life where she continues to sing in choir and is on a pastoral nominating committee. When her last child left for school she upgraded her education and became a counselor for Children and Families of Iowa. She feels she had "had it all" by taking the time to raise her children but to continue to make the best use of her education.
As her mother I am proud of her accomplishments and wish to contribute to the Carrie Catt Campaign and purchase a brick in Lillie Mae's honor.
Mae Clausen has been on the staff of Children and Families of Iowa in the Fort Dodge of f ice since 1985. She has held the positions of In-Home Family Counselor Family Counselor and Family Crisis Intervention Unit Counselor. Currently Mae is working as an In-Home Family Counselor. In her various positions Mae works with multi-problem families providing therapy and skills development. She works with individuals couples and families to assist them in gaining the information and power they need to ameliorate the problems they face. She has experience providing counseling service to people in their homes and in an office setting. Mae is especially knowledgeable and experienced in working with the issue of chemical dependency and its effects on families. Mae has a very professional yet caring manner with her clients which promotes optimum opportunity for them to meet their counseling goals. I have had the pleasure of being Mae's In-Home supervisor for the past five years. Her professionalism flexibility and experience make her a valued asset to our agency.
Honored by: Beulah L. Williams
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