Sixth Annual UE Honoring Women Veterans Conference Set for June 6

Posted: Monday, May 4, 2015

The annual Honoring Women Veterans Conference at the University of Evansville is Saturday, June 6, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Eykamp Hall in UE’s Ridgway University Center. This is a day of education, fun and camaraderie for women who have served and currently serve in the United States military. The deadline for women veterans to register for this free conference is Friday, May 22.

This is the sixth year for the conference that has in the past drawn participants who ranged in age from 18 to 103 years old. Some have traveled from as far away as Oklahoma and Washington, D.C. to attend.

The day’s activities include informative sessions on military benefits, networking and career information, and an afternoon of facials, manicures, massages and more.

The day’s guest speaker will be Betty Moseley Brown, associate director for the Center for Women Veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Brown is a dynamic speaker who has been instrumental in promoting awareness of the contributions made by women who served in the military through multiple department-wide efforts, such as VA’s Her Story campaign and the Face Behind the File: Women at War DVD.

Brown served in the Marine Corps from 1978 to 1992, and then began her career with the VA. There she has held several positions including veterans benefits counselor, women veterans coordinator, veterans benefits administration, compensation and pension service and later for the associate deputy under secretary for policy and program management. She was the VBS’s first outreach coordinator, coordinating outreach activities of five major programs and providing veterans and their dependents with information on benefits and services administered by VA.

The University of Evansville is proud to host this conference and to celebrate the dedicated women who have served our country. UE has been consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top midwestern university and voted "Military Friendly" by GI Jobs Magazine.

Military veterans may register online here or by calling the Vet Center at 812-473-5993 or UE coordinator of veteran affairs Cherie Leonhardt at 812-488-2141.

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