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Edane Applegate Mueller

In addition to her studies in the Family and Human Services program at the UO, sixth-generation Oregonian Edane Applegate Mueller works half-time as an educational assistant in a life-skills classroom at Springfield High School. She also works at the Full Access Brokerage, an agency that helps developmentally disabled adults to live in the community. "I've had two part-time jobs while I've gone to school," says Mueller, a 31-year-old returning student with a 3.8 GPA. As a senior project, she is raising funds to support a summer schedule for the Springfield School District's Community Transition Program, aimed at 18 to 21 year-old students. "The goal with a senior project is to fill gaps in service," she explains. "We decided to throw a benefit concert. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go for the kids' extended school year." The all-ages event, scheduled for Thursday, 31, from 6-9 pm at Cozmic Pizza in Eugene, will feature a variety of performers, from folk to hip-hop. Ten days after graduation in June, Mueller will begin a masters-degree program in special ed at the UO.Activity Center in Springfield on May 17, 4-5:30 pm.

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photograph and story by Paul Neevel

Eugene Weekly / 24 May 2007

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