Author to meet with local group

PARKERSBURG – A Parkersburg High School graduate who co-wrote a book that has become a major seller on will be in Parkersburg to meet with the participants in a program of the local community foundation.

Nina Vasan wrote “Do Good Well” and on June 3 will meet the Civic Leaders Fellowship participants in the program sponsored by the Our Community’s Foundation-Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, Judy Sjostedt, executive director, said.

Vasan graduated from Parkersburg High and was raised in Vienna.

“We’re excited-we believe the 26 student leaders in our program, with the eight joining us from the Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley-can learn a lot from Nina,” Sjostedt said.

Vasan and co-author, Jennifer Przybylo, met 10 years ago when they were high school students in Prudential’s Spirit of Community Awards program. Vasan said said her work with the American Cancer Society and the launch of ACS Teens, offered inspiration for this guidebook to help aspiring young leaders to execute their ideas well.

The book combines personal anecdotes, worksheets and reflection questions and case studies contributed by other young leaders. Those using the book can also join an online support network for leaders and social innovators.

Students will receive Vasan’s book, billed as a guide to student leadership and engagement.

A public book signing will be held after the program at 4 p.m. at the foundation office at 1620 Park Ave. across from the City Park main entrance.

Purchases can be piggy backed on the foundation’s order for a group discount, Sjostedt said. The book also is available at and Vasan will sign books already purchased.

To join the foundation’s order, a check must be received by the foundation Office by Thursday. The retail cost is $30 and orders placed with the foundation will be at a reduced price of $24.

To purchase by credit card through through the foundation, go to, click the Network for Good icon at the top right and follow instructions for an online gift of $24, designating it as “Do Good Well.” Questions may be directed to PACF at