Publish Date: 10/7/2008
October 7, 2008
MANSFIELD, PA— Eight Mansfield University students participated in the Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women in Pittsburgh on October 2.
Liz Burnett, Jenn Cheddar, Sarah Golden, Connie Jorden, Christie Martin, Meg Olney, Moriah Renner and Jackie Thompson were accompanied by Shawndra Holderby, associate professor of History and director of Women’s Studies and Kristin Sanner, assistant professor of English and chair of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women.
The conference, which drew women from across the Commonwealth, featured speeches from Governor Ed Rendell, Ambassador Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen Foundation to Cure Breast Cancer, and human rights and peace activist Nontombi Naomi Tutu.
Participants also had the opportunity to attend sessions focusing on women’s leadership, financial issues and environmental ideas.
Funding for the students participation came from the President’s Commission on the Status of women, the Women’s Studies Department, Mansfield's First Year Experience and the Mansfield Leadership Institute.
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