Honoring Women Veterans Conference at UE Planned for June 17

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017

The eighth annual Honoring Women Veterans Conference at the University of Evansville is set for Saturday, June 17, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., in Ridgway University Center. This day of education, fun, and camaraderie is free and open for women who have served and currently serve in the United States military.

The deadline for women veterans and current service members to register for the event is June 1. 

Activities planned include a complimentary lunch and facials, manicures, massages, prizes, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to get current information on military benefits and interact with fellow women veterans.

The speaker for the event will be Marylyn Harris, US Army veteran and founder and executive director of the country’s first Women Veterans Business Center, located in Houston, Texas. She will discuss how she overcame obstacles including PTSD to lead a fulfilling personal and professional life.

While in the military, Harris served as a medic, X-ray specialist, practical nurse, and nurse instructor. She holds advanced degrees in psychiatric mental health nursing and business administration, and has decades of leadership in community service. Harris is committed to improving the mental and physical health status, education, and economic oppor­tunities of women and girls. The mission of the Women Veterans Business Center is to connect, educate, and empower women veterans and military families to start and grow wealth-generating veteran-owned businesses. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work including the White House Cham­pion of Change Award.

The University of Evansville is proud to host this event and to celebrate the dedicated women who have served our country. U.S. News & World Report named UE a top Midwestern university and eighth for Best for Veterans. The University has also received recognition from Military Friendly Schools, Military Times, U.S. Veterans Magazine, and Military Advanced Education.

Women veterans and current service members may register online for the event at www.evansville.edu/veteransaffairs or by calling the Vet Center at 812-473-5993 or Cherie Leonhardt, coordinator for UE’s Office of Veterans Affairs, at 812-488-2141.

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