Marquette University News Release

Marquette to host panel discussions for Centennial of Women celebration

February 9, 2010

Alumnae leaders in their fields to discuss faith, service to the community

**NOTE: This information was updated on 2/11/2010. A third event scheduled for Feb. 12, which was previously listed here, has been canceled.**

MILWAUKEE — As part of its Centennial Celebration of Women, Marquette University will host two different panel discussions throughout February, each featuring alumnae leaders who will share their stories of faith and service. In 1909, Marquette became the first Catholic university in the world to offer coeducation as part of its regular undergraduate program. The university has been celebrating this milestone with a series of events throughout the year.

Marquette Opening Doors to Opportunity
Thursday, Feb. 11 — 6 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, 3rd floor ballroom
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Alumni from diverse backgrounds reflect on the challenges, successes and opportunities they experienced during and after their years at Marquette. The panelists are:

  • Joy Bennett, former senior editor, Ebony Magazine (College of Communication, 1979)
  • Gina Eanes, partner, Cycle of Success Institute (College of Communication, 1989)
  • Cherryl Thomas, president, Ardmore Associates (College of Arts and Sciences, 1968)
  • Valerie Wilson Reed, CEO, Valcooks, LLC (College of Speech, 1979)

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Women Leaders Touching the Lives of Milwaukee’s Underserved
Monday, Feb. 22 — 5 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, 3rd floor ballroom
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Women affiliated with Marquette’s College of Professional Studies serving Milwaukee’s underserved — including the elderly, mentally ill and urban poor — share their experiences and explore how they chose community service careers. The discussion will be moderated by Eva M. Soeka, director, Graduate Program in Dispute Resolution and Center for Dispute Resolution Education. The panelists are:

  • Katie Cox, urban literacy special projects coordinator, Cardinal Stritch University
  • Paulina de Haan, community coordinator, Safe Streets Initiative, Marquette University Law School
  • Tracy Johnson, executive director, TEMPO Milwaukee
  • Stephanie Stein, director, Milwaukee County Department on Aging

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Information on all Centennial Celebration of Women events is available online.

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