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Meet Mary Kay Aufrance

Mary Kay AufranceMary Kay's Aufrance was among the first software developers to create commercial business applications for the Internet. As Aufrance Associates, she and her husband Tom share many "firsts" to their credit, having created the first suite of software applications that "make business work" on the Internet. Read more about Aufrance Associates firsts on the Internet here...

Before starting Aufrance Associates, Mary Kay made her mark as an aggressive software developer for large companies in Washington and California for energy, government, health care, education and other business.

Mary Kay Aufrance - Background

Before entering the field of software development, she enjoyed success in the field of communications with an emphasis on publishing, and became Director of Communications for an international health care professional association The Optometric Extension Program. Therefore, Mary Kay's background spans the technical to the publishing arts, "which turned out to be perfect combination for doing business on the Internet."

Today, Aufrance Associates serves several commercial and academic web sites for clients whose businesses range from online shopping, tourism, employment search and marketing, real estate marketing / multiple listing service and music sales.

Education and Professional Credentials...

B.S. Computer Programming "With Honors" Griffin College, Seattle, Washington.

Graduate Study in Computer Science at University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

M.A. Public Relations & Journalism, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Editor of The Pride graduate student publication. Masters Project Internship: Office of the Kent State Vice President of Public Relations and Development.

B.A. Political Science "Magna Cum Laude" Mount Union University, Alliance, Ohio. First woman President of the Student Senate. Editor of The Unonian yearbook. Photo Editor of the Dynamo newspaper. WRMU Radio with FCC 3rd Class License. Internships in Washington D.C. at the American Civil Liberties Union and U.S. Department of the Interior. Pi Gamma Mu Ohio Zeta Chapter The National Social Science Honor Society. Listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges in recognition of outstanding merit and accomplishment. Alpha Lambda Delta honor society.

Graduate of Newton Falls High School Newton Falls, Ohio. State Winner of Ohio State Department of Education Tests of Scholastic Achievement Awards: First Place - English III 1971, Third Place - English I 1969, Fourth Place - French I 1969

Professional Citations and Publications

Featured in NetSuccess: How Real Estate Agents Use the Internet ISBN: 1-56592-213-1 Published by O'Reilly & Associates 1996

Publications:

No-Fuss Transporting: The Aufrance Associates Screen and Report Conversion Kit makes it easy to move screens and reports between Windows and Macintosh. FoxPro Advisor, September 1996, by Mary Kay Aufrance and Tom Aufrance.

Author of professional courses and articles on public relations for vision care providers (Registered by the Library of Congress. Available in Public Libraries and through Worldcat.com):

Developing Patient-Community Awareness : a Series of Papers Released by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation to Its Membership, 1979-1980 by M K Aufrance; Optometric Extension Program Foundation.
Format: Print book
Publisher: Duncan, OK: Optometric Extension Program Foundation, 1980.

Public Relations for Optometrists : a Course Released by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation to Its Enrollees, 1979-80 by M K Aufrance; Optometric Extension Program Foundation.
Format: Print book
Publisher: Duncan, OK: Optometric Extension Program Foundation, 1980.

Public Relations for Optometrists : a Course Released by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation to Its Enrollees, 1980-81 by M K Aufrance; Optometric Extension Program Foundation.
Format: Print book
Publisher: Duncan, OK: Optometric Extension Program Foundation, 1981.

Forum : Issues/Controversy by Mary Kay Aufrance
Journal, magazine : Periodical
Publisher: Duncan, OK: Optometric Extension Program Foundation, 1980-81.

OEP News, Editor: Mary Kay Aufrance
Journal, magazine : Periodical
Publisher: Duncan, OK: Optometric Extension Program Foundation, 1979-81.

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