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SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs to host first Women's Empowerment Summit

February 22, 2017 - University Marketing Communications
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University's Office of Multicultural Affairs will host the first Women's Empowerment Summit beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, March 3, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

SFA and Nacogdoches community members are invited to develop relationships with other women who strive to make an impact, learn professional development skills, discuss current women's issues, learn how to improve personal wellness and more.

"The idea came about as we began to plan events for Women's History Month, which is held throughout March," said Veronica Weaver, OMA director. "We wanted to get women together to discuss issues relevant to them today. This event will be for all women from various backgrounds and for anyone interested in women's issues."

The event provides a full-day experience with multiple workshops led by SFA faculty and staff members. Keynote speakers include local TV personality Anissa Centers; Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey, assistant professor in SFA's School of Human Services; and Cyndra Krogen-Morton, Title IX compliance specialist.

"It is important in this day and age for women to uplift each other," Weaver said. "There are so many powerful voices around SFA's campus and community, there just needs to be an outlet to hear them."

The event is free and open to the public. Individuals wishing to attend must register at www.sfasu.edu/oma. Check-in will take place from 8 to 8:50 a.m. at the door. Pre-register by Friday, Feb. 24, to receive lunch.

For more information, contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073.