Keene State College  

KSC alumna Renee Pedersen received the 2003 President's Outstanding Women of New Hampshire award. Pedersen pursued a major in English and a minor in Women's Studies. She started Babysitter's Corner, a free child–care service in the state's Step by Step Career Guidance Program, to give single mothers the time they need to seek educational and employment opportunities, and was the statewide coordinator for Smart Steps, a walking program to promote fitness among people with limited incomes. She was also a member of the Keene State Feminist Collective.