Eau Claire Resident Appointed to Mensa Foundation Board

  • Aug 27, 2015

Lessa Scherrer selected as Foundation Trustee

ARLINGTON, TEXAS (8/27/15) — Lessa Scherrer of Eau Claire, Wis., has been named a trustee of the Mensa Education & Research Foundation. She has been an active member of American Mensa for 11 years, including service as chair of the Gifted Youth and Scholarship committees. She also founded and edited YM², the Young Mensan magazine.

Scherrer received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Michigan and will receive her Certificate in College Admissions Counseling from UCLA in December. Currently, she is a Lead Teacher and College Admissions Consultant at the Sylvan Learning Center in Eau Claire and is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), Wisconsin Association of College Admissions Counselors (WACAC), National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG), and Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG).

“I am extremely pleased to have Lessa join our Board,” Mensa Foundation President Dave Remine said. “Lessa’s experience in education, and her extensive work within American Mensa, make her a wonderful addition, and I look forward working with her.”

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For more than 40 years, the Mensa Education & Research Foundation has been a strong voice in supporting intelligence. The Foundation fosters the best and brightest through scholarships and awards, and encourages research and intellectual inquiry through the Mensa Research Journal and various Colloquiums. Governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, the Mensa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and is funded by American Mensa, Mensa members and other charitable donations. To learn more about the Foundation, visit mensafoundation.org.