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Lincoln Resident Elected to Mensa Foundation Board

ARLINGTON, TEXAS June 20th, 2014 — Jane Hanson of Lincoln, Neb. has been elected Foundation Trustee to the Mensa Education and Research Foundation.

Jane is an alumna of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a doctorate in Foreign Language and ESL Education (University of Iowa). She currently teaches linguistics, composition, and ESL in UNL’s Intensive English Program and second language reading methods at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jane also teaches in UNL’s Indigenous Roots online educational program, providing instruction in second language reading methods for teachers and faculty in Native American schools across Nebraska.

Jane contributes to the Lincoln community as the coordinator for the Lincoln Literacy Council’s FLAIR program, serving children of immigrants and refugees in Lincoln and pairing them in literacy classes with UNL Education majors. A native Nebraskan, she lived nine years in Venezuela and has traveled extensively. She speaks Spanish, Mandarin and French, is an avid reader, weaver, genealogist, and an active member of Nebraska/Western Iowa Mensa. "Dr. Hanson's background in education and communication, along with her experience in global relations, will be very important to our board as we move ahead with international outreach with our programs. I fully expect that with her on the board, we will be able to successfully expand our presently small international impact with both new programs and improvement to the ones we have launched already," said Mensa Foundation President Dave Remine.

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The Mensa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization focused on intelligence and giftedness in the community at large. It's mission supports two of the three stated purposes shared by all Mensa organizations, to identify and foster intelligence for the benefit of humanity and to encourage research into the nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence. The Mensa Foundation pursues these goals, in partnership with American Mensa and/or Mensa International where appropriate, with resources donated by Mensans and non-Mensans alike and aspire to use the intelligence of Mensans and non-Mensans to make the world a better place. For more information about the Mensa Foundation, visit or call (817) 607-5577.