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Women's History Month Events at Ocean County College

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March is Women’s History Month and Ocean County College is celebrating with a variety of events!  All programs will be held on the OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.  All events are open to the public.

Monday, March 5

 Speaker: Dr. Ali Botein-Furrevig, OCC Assistant Professor of English & Literature.  Topic: Our Golda: From Wisconsin to the Promised Land.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall.  Time: 11:00 a.m.  

Speakers: OCC Instructors of English & Literature Heidi Sheridan and Lynn Kraemer-Siracusa.  Topic: Acceptance & Exile: Poetry of Shonagon & Akhmatova.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall.  Time: 12:30 p.m.  

Tuesday, March 6

Speakers: OCC Professors of English & Literature, Dr. Sandra Brown and Judith Angona.  Topic: Choice, Love, & Passion: The Power of Women’s Voice.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall.  Time: 9:30 a.m.  

Speaker: Dr. Richard Trimble, OCC Assistant Professor of Humanities.  Topic: Women of the Civil War.  Co-sponsored by the OCC History Club.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall.  Time: 2:15 p.m. 

Thursday, March 8

Speaker: Dean J. LaBollita, OCC College Lecturer of Social Science.  Topic: Lois Wilson – The Mother of ALANON.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall.  Time: 9:30 a.m.  

Speaker: Francis Polk, OCC Provost of Off-Campus Programs.  Topic: The Woman who helped Establish The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Location: Room 117, OCC Southern Education Center, Manahawkin. Time: 2:00 p.m.  

Friday, March 9

Speaker: Dr. Norma Betz, OCC Director of Financial Aid.  Topic: Dr. Betz will discuss her book, Dear John, about the life and letters of John and Abigail Adams.  Books will be available for purchase following the program.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall.  Time: 12:30 p.m.  

Speaker: Francis Polk, OCC Provost of Off-Campus Programs.  Topic: The Woman who helped Establish The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Location: Room 117, OCC Southern Education Center, Manahawkin. Time: 12:30 p.m.  

Monday, March 19

Speaker/Topic: poet and inspirational speaker Anita Woolery, OCC Instructor of Social Science, will present some of her writings.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall. Time: 11 a.m.  

 Speaker: Suzan Fichtner, Executive Director of Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity, and Peggy Berger, Brush with Kindness Coordinator.  Topic: Issues for Women Today.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall.  Time: 3:30 p.m. 

Thursday, March 22

Speakers: Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford and Martial Arts Instructor Dr. Kum Sung, proprietor of Kum Sung Martial Arts in Toms River.  Topics: Self Defense for Women & Rape Prevention and Self-Defense Techniques Demonstration.  Location: Conference Rooms A & B, College Center/Bookstore Annex.Time: 11:30 a.m.   

Speaker  Suzanne Musolf, Owner of Benchmark Construction Services and 2011 Small Business Woman's Award Winner.  Topic: Ms. Musolf will speak about her experiences as a businesswoman.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall. Time: 3:30 p.m.  

Friday, March 23

Speaker: Marilyn Muller, Owner of Buttons & Bows Nursery School & Daycare Center, Jackson.  Topic: Ms. Muller will speak about her experiences as a businesswoman.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall. Time: 11a.m.

Monday, March 26

Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Pandolpho, OCC Director of Career, Employment, & Counseling Services.  Topic: Issues for Women Today.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall.  Time: 11:00 a.m.  

Speaker/Topic: Student papers will be presented on Famous Women in History.  Co-sponsored by the OCC History Club.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall.  Time: 12:30 p.m.  

Tuesday, March 27

Speaker: Author Debra Sharp.  Topic:  Ms. Sharp will discuss her book, Shattered, and how she reclaimed her life after she was a victim of violence.  Location: Solar Lounge, College Center. Time: 9:00 a.m.  

Speaker: Dr. Maysa Hayward, OCC Dean of E-Learning & Adjunct Faculty.  Topic: The Role of Egyptian Women in the Arab Spring.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall. Time: 11:00 a.m.  

 Speakers: OCC English & Literature faculty members, Professor Katja Hawlitschka, Associate Professor Joaquin Rolon, and Associate Professor Jennifer Dellner.  Topic: A Reading and Discussion of Selections by Wendy Wasserstein.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall. Time: 12:30 p.m. 

Speaker/Topic: Student papers will be presented on Famous Women in History.  Co-sponsored by the OCC History Club.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall. Time: 2:00 p.m. 

Thursday, March 29

Speaker: Jayanti Tamm, OCC Assistant Professor of English & Literature.  Topic: Writing Wrongs: Contemporary Female Authors.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall. Time: 2:00 p.m. 

 

Speakers: OCC Business Studies faculty members, Associate Professor Barbara Napolitano and Associate Professor Katherine Dillon, along with OCC students Rebecca Powell and Gina Minnetto.  Topic: Evolution of the Administrative Professional.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall.  Time: 12:30 p.m. 

Speaker: Edward Kissling, OCC Professor of Business Studies. Topic: New Jersey Leader Mary Norton.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall.Time: 2:00 p.m.  

Friday, March 30

Speaker: Christine Kitchin, OCC Associate Professor of Social Science. Topic: Pocahontas Revealed.  Location: Room 203, Bartlett Hall. Time: 8:00 a.m. 

Saturday, March 31

Event: The Women’s Career & Life Event.  Theme: Becoming Fearless in Career & Life.  Speakers: Bernadette Amato, OCC Coordinator of Career Services; Virginia Watts, employed in the field of construction; and The Inspiration Guru Donna Cardillo, RN.  Topics: Being Fearless in Non-Traditional Employment and Becoming Fearless In Life & Career.  Location: Solar Lounge, College Center.  Admission: $9 (includes refreshments and workshop materials); $6 for current OCC and Kean-Ocean students with valid student ID.  Time: 8:30 a.m.  Registration is required.  RSVP by Friday, March 23 to 732-255-0400, ext. 2945.

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