Cogswell College to Hold Brown Bag Event April 17 for WWII History Buffs

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cogswell College, one of the world's leading regionally-accredited institutions offering a unique curriculum that fuses digital arts, engineering and entrepreneurship, is holding a Brown Bag event featuring a discussion of the book, The Measure of a Man: My Father, the Marine Corps, and Saipan (2013 Naval Institute Press), by its author, Kathleen Broome Williams. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. Dr. Williams is director of general education and history professor at Cogswell College. She writes prolifically on naval history and for ten years served as executive director of the New York Military Affairs Symposium (NYMAS).

WHAT: Cogswell College Brown Bag Lecture Featuring Author Kathleen Broome Williams
WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
WHERE: Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

About Kathleen Broome Williams

Williams is the Director of General Education and professor of history at Cogswell College in Sunnyvale, California. A prolific naval historian, her published work includes Secret Weapon: U.S. High-frequency Direction Finding in the Battle of the Atlantic (Naval Institute Press, 1996); Improbable Warriors: Women Scientists and the U.S. Navy in World War II, (Naval Institute Press, 2001); and Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cyber Sea, Naval Institute Press, 2004 (paperback edition 2013).

Williams serves as a trustee of the Society for Military History and sat on the editorial advisory board of The Journal of Military History, as regional coordinator for the SMH, and on several SMH program committees. For ten years before moving to California she was the executive director of the New York Military Affairs Symposium (NYMAS), which hosts a weekly military history lecture series in New York City.

About Cogswell College

Located in Sunnyvale, California, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Cogswell College is a WASC accredited four-year institution of higher education with a curriculum that fuses art, engineering and entrepreneurship ( As one of the Bay Area's premier colleges, its novel academic approach offers an integrated model that emulates the industry environment—a collaborative, project-based, learning experience that uses multidisciplinary teams to take projects from concept through the delivery pipeline.

CONTACT: Bonnie Phelps Cogswell College 408-498-5145 Kimberly Hathaway Gallagher Group Communications 415-994-1097Source:Cogswell College