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Anderson resigns and signs

Published: Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 3:44 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 3:50 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Longtime director of the Zearing Child Enrichment Center (ZCEC) Andrea Anderson has announced her resignation from that position and her decision to accept the position of executive director of the Bureau County United Way.

Anderson, who has been with the Zearing Center since 2004, said the decision was not an easy one to make, and she has enjoyed her time with the ZCEC.

“I truly love and am passionate about the work I do at ZCEC in support of children and families. I will miss them greatly along with the outstanding staff and ZCEC Board of Directors I’ve had the pleasure of working with over these many years,” Anderson said. “The biggest pleasure, of course, has always been to watch the children learn and grow.”

Looking ahead, Anderson said her new position with the Bureau County United Way will allow for more flexible hours which are needed at this time in her life. The position will also allow her to continue to do the work she loves, which is service and working with people.

Through the years, she has also had the privilege to work with retiring United Way Director Michelle Lymberopoulos, Anderson said. Filling Lymberopoulos’ shoes will not be easy, but she is looking forward to the challenge, she said.

Concerning her new responsibilities, Anderson said much of the United Way’s work of fundraising and serving others in the community is what she has done for years in her current position and loves to do.

“So in a way, I’m going from one realm of service to another, from serving little people to people of all ages,” Anderson said.

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