The Women’s Council for KSU’s Alumni Association is hosting the Fifth Annual Women’s History Month Commemoration. This event features a panel of professional women who have localized government careers.
According to Caryn Young, Associate Director for KSU Alumni Affairs, the Celebrating History Through Her Story event benefits students, faculty and staff through hearing about the panelists’ personal journeys in their career paths. Each panelist will share personal experiences that led them to accomplishing their goals and offer advice regarding what differences they could have made in their professional journey.
The Alumni’s Association’s Women’s Council event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, March 2 in the Continuing Education Building, Rm 400. The event is free, but the Alumni Association asks those planning to attend to please RSVP for the event for accommodation purposes. Attendants can RSVP on the KSU Alumni’s page under the events tab.
Jennie Kay Coleman, Meeting and Event Planner for the KSU Alumni Association, said this event demonstrates “collaboration with community partners.” Coleman explains that three other organizations, League of Women Voters Marietta-Cobb, General Federation of Women’s Club and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, partnered together to present a valuable way to network
with successful women in Cobb County.
“[This event] is about partnering with groups who are all about empowering women who are localized to Cobb County, Marietta and Kennesaw” Young said.
She believes that this event is a valuable opportunity, not only for students to learn from these professional women, but also to have any of their questions answered regarding life after college.
What students will also find interesting about this event is that two of the panelists are also KSU alumni. Amanda Seals is Executive Director of Government Relations for the University System of Georgia and Susan Hiott has been appointed as the City Clerk for the new city of Brookhaven.
“This allows students to see people who actually have gone to KSU and see what they accomplished in their careers,” Young said.
The goal of the Alumni’s Women’s Council is not only to engage the community with this event, said Young, but also to demonstrate to students that this event is just as much an event for them, as it is for the community.