Women's Her Story Leadership Luncheon Planned at SWOSU


Southwestern Oklahoma State University will host a Women’s Her Story Week leadership luncheon on Thursday, March 9, on the Weatherford campus.

Several local women and men have agreed to be table hosts at the luncheon that will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the SWOSU Conference Center. The program will begin at 12 noon and conclude at 1 p.m.

Co-chairs of the event are SWOSU students Tanner Hankins of Eldorado and Ashley Calhoun of Chickasha.

The event is being held as part of the National Women’s History Project, which this year has the theme of “Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams.”

“The table hosts will be the program for the lunch as they lead directed discussion as we share the meal,” Calhoun said. “It will be very interactive, energetic, educational and fun while we share ideas and a great meal. The table hosts saying ‘yes’ to leading us is a true gift to the event.”

Table hosts include: Radwan Al-Jarrah, SWOSU Dean; Donna Barlow, Social Science Professor; Debbie Brown, President Elect of the YMCA of Weatherford; Mike Brown, Weatherford Mayor; Brenda Burgess, SWOSU Comptroller; Mike Burgess, Custer County Sheriff; Mindy Burgess, Psychology Professor; Jacqueline Duncan, Judge; Laura Endicott, Social Science Professor; Tom Fagan, SWOSU Vice President of Finance; Cindy Foust, SWOSU Associate Provost; Dr. John Hayden; Social Science Professor; Faye Henson, President of the American Association of University Women of Weatherford; Larry Hollingsworth, SWOSU Director of Financial Aid; Dr. Jill Jones, Language Arts Department Chair; Helen Maxson, Language Arts Professor; Ken Rose, SWOSU Dean; and Ed Smith, Clinton Police Chief.

Misty Williams, coordinator of SWOSU Residence Life, will host the event along with Hankins and Calhoun.

Lunch topics for discussion as a total group and in small table settings include but are not limited to:

  • What is?
  • Best thing about being a woman?
  • Best thing about being a man?
  • Something society allows/will allow your daughter to do that your mother could not?
  • Professionally, best gender equality you have witnessed?
  • Professionally, worst gender discrimination you have witnessed?
  • A man in the nursing field today facing?

The event is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Zeta Phi, Sigma Sigma Chi, Kappa Delta Omega and Collegiate Activities Board. The Young Republicans also made a generous donation to the program.

Area residents are invited. Tickets for non-SWOSU personnel are $10 and available by calling 580.774.3767 or emailing Rebecca Manney at rebecca.manney@swosu.edu. The program is free for SWOSU students, faculty and staff but is limited to the first 100 to sign up.