Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Corrine Halperin Egan,

Corrine Halperin Egan has more than 30 years experience in small and large group facilitation and consulting with medium and small businesses and organizations in both the public and private sectors. 

Since coming to Erie in 1970, Corrine has served as Executive Director for the  NW PA Labor Management Council. She was director of Special Events and Community Education at Mercyhurst College, where she also assisted Alumni Relations, Adult College ,and Institutional Development, as well as being involved in grants writing, public relations, and marketing.  She continued to work with the College as coordinator for Grass Roots Leadership and Neighborhood Revitalization projects and as a grants researcher. Most recently, she directed  Global Issues Forum, a program that has grown exponentially since its inception in 2005 and is now part of Jefferson Educational Society. As Program Associate for the Jefferson, Corrine has given a series of lectures on Remarkable American Women, run Great Books Discussion groups and been instrumental in recruiting lecturers and programs for JES.  She continues to work with the Erie Neighborhood Watch Council training their leaders and assisting them in planning.

Corrine  has been responsible for bringing the 92nd Street Y and music programs to the Jefferson as well.  Her current assignments include assisting Mayor Joyce Savvochio in implementing plans for the Perry 200 Commemoration.

Prior positions include Executive Director of Council on Volunteers for Erie County (COVE), the YWCAs of Erie and as on‑staff consultant for the Erie Unit of the American Cancer Society . She has worked as a management and marketing consultant for a number of different firms, and as a small business entrepreneur.

In April of 1993, she was recognized by The Women's Roundtable of Erie as Woman of the Year.  That same year, she was chosen as Alumna of the Year by Mercyhurst College.  In 1994, she was picked as one of twelve "Women Making History" by Mercy Center for Women.  In 1996, she made the Honor Roll of Pennsylvania Women.  She served on the Board of Trustees for Metro Health Center and as a commissioner for the NW Regional Planning Commission and is a past member of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women.

Corrine returned to college in 1974 and graduated from Mercyhurst Magna Cum Laude in Business in June of 1980.  She has pursued studies for a master's degree in Industrial Psychology and Organizational Development at State University of New York at Buffalo. Corrine has been trained as a mediator/arbitrator, and has been certified by National Academy of Conciliators.