Pat Faunce

“Shimmy, Patsy, Shimmy!” were words of encouragement as I danced on the bar at my father’s Black Cats Nightclub at age two. Since that auspicious beginning, I have sung with various choirs and with the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir for 25 years. I hold a BA, MA, and a PhD in counseling psychology, fueling a 40-year career at the U of M, leadership positions & activist pursuits to establish rights of women, people of color & LBGT persons. Since retirement, I have been extensively involved in another of my passions, the theatre, music, and the arts communities. Alive & Kickin is a kick in my butt! I can sing, create, and shimmy with abandon.

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