“Healing • Growing • Achieving: The Spirit of Resilience” is the theme of this yr’s Empowered! Women in Education Conference, a free annual Pasco-Hernando State College occasion. And readily available to rejoice this spirited occasion, half of the campuswide It Takes Us initiative and introduced with the help of PHSC President Dr. Timothy Beard, shall be a full roster of luminaries identified on the native and nationwide stage, together with nationally syndicated recommendation columnist Dr. June Hall (aka Dr. June).
This is the third girls’s Empowered convention. Associate Dean of Retention and Student Life at Pasco-Hernando State College Jessica White, MS, stated, “We want to praise and recognize the work of women all around us. Empowered is a recognition of women’s achievements at all levels, professional and personal, and of the camaraderie and unity we need to succeed.”
It was in truth a distinguished former PHSC Administrator, former Senior Vice President of Technology and Distance Education and Chief Information Officer at Pasco-Hernando State College Melissa Harts that conceptualized and originated the Empowered convention. Now it’s coordinated by Dr. Davina Jones, a 24-year veteran professor of interpersonal and rhetorical communication research who presently teaches public talking on the PHSC Porter Campus in Wesley Chapel. Jones’ administrative service contains roles as the previous director of the grasp of arts in media & communications at Adler University in Chicago, Illinois, and assistant campus director for Rasmussen College in Ocala. Jones has introduced at a number of skilled conferences. Her group outreach features a historical past of packages on psychological well being, parenting, relationship decisions, and most just lately the GREAT Camp, which is designed to reveal teenagers and pre-teens to the facility of intention.
Jones acknowledged, “This conference and its speakers tell a story not often told. It is befitting to continue, as through the generations we always strive to get better and better; As a family, a community and a nation.”
This yr’s Empowered convention will function PHSC’s personal Senior Vice President, Institutional Technology, Marcia Austin, Ed.D., Associate Vice President, Alumni and College Relations/Foundation Lisa Richardson, Ed.D., and Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Marketing and Communications Sonia Thorn in its Wednesday, March 23 session. “These are our three leading ladies. They’ll talk about creating opportunities for the community, and share their own stories of healing, including the mentors and books that inspired them,” acknowledged Jones.
Speaking on the March 30 session shall be Camesha Whittaker, Ph.D., who’s an award-winning academician, college developer, and enterprise communication advisor who presently serves as director of the BJ Moore Center for Faculty Innovation and Associate Professor of Communication at Bethune-Cookman University. Dr. Camesha’s biography states she is a veteran educator and management improvement coach. She is obsessed with advancing the ideas of civility and world citizenship as espoused by Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt. She earned the B.A. in Mass Communication from Bethune-Cookman University (Daytona Beach, FL), the M.A. in Public Communication from American University (Washington, DC), and the Ph.D. in Communication Studies: Organizational Communication from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA).
Also showing March 30 shall be Dr. June Hall, affectionately generally known as Dr. June, who has been an educator and facilitator for greater than 20 years and is a nationally syndicated recommendation columnist. Dr. June’s biography states that she based Time to APT (Accentuate Positive Thinking), which facilitates packages to assist others personally and professionally. As a speaker she has been the keynote for Mental Health Association of Broward, CARE Foundation, Girl Scouts of America, schools, church buildings and extra. As a media character, Dr. June has been an knowledgeable panelist on syndicated and native TV speak reveals reminiscent of Bloom, Black News Channel, and Daytime. She has acquired the EPIC (Exceptional People Impacting the Community) Award and began the APTacious Network for the non-public/skilled improvement of girls and small enterprise house owners.
Dr. Hall says that she plans to talk on the difficulty of “Filling your glass with something good, whether it’s half full or half empty.” She states, “I want to help women, especially younger women who are adolescents or going into college, to be stronger and use their voice. To go forward.”
Jessica White believes that the problems addressed on the Empowered convention are useful to all audiences.”They’re simply conveyed by means of a girls’s lens,” White states. And the final word message of Empowered is to be higher to one another and to be higher collectively. White states, “Together we can do anything.”