The Fourth Annual Ann W. Trombadore Women & Leadership Weekend

Friday, March 23

Women & Leadership Recognition Dinner
6:00 p.m. in Commencement Hall
Keynote Speaker Lisa Allen, President and CEO, Ziegenfelder Company

About Ziegenfelder Company: The spirited team at Ziegenfelder Company is proud of their growth and the delicious fun treats they’ve been producing for well over a century. The company started as a small candy store in West Virginia in 1861. In 1922, it was incorporated as an ice cream business, and was later purchased by the Lando family, which expanded the business into all types of frozen treats. Today, the company is focused on their Budget $aver brand of popsicles and is lead by President and CEO Lisa Allen. Lisa and her four siblings grew up visiting the factory where her grandfather and father worked. In 1999, Lisa began working alongside her father until the business was put in her hands in 2003.

Saturday, March 24

Women & Leadership “Pearls” of Wisdom and Continental Breakfast
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Commencement Hall

Four alumnae representing a variety of majors, career paths, and ages will tell 10-minute stories to speak to their personal lessons in leadership and the role Bethany played in their path to success. “Pearls” of Wisdom plays homage to Pearl Mahaffey, distinguished professor of languages, who every day dares us to love Bethany as much as she did.

Speed Interviewing Session and Lunch
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Speed Interviewing
Commencement Hall

Here’s your opportunity to sharpen your job seeking skills, and make valuable connections with mentors who can guide you as you pursue your career dreams. Students will rotate among alumnae who will conduct one-on-one “speed interviews,” a popular style of interviewing in 7-minute increments. The final rotation will provide students with a speed impression of their resume, which you will need to bring.

Networking Reception and Dessert
1:15 p.m. in Commencement Hall
with alumnae participants

Girls & Women in Sports Day

Saturday April 7, 2018 9:00-1:30 pm
Bethany College Women’s Athletics

Spend an afternoon with the women athletes of Bethany College and learn some new sports skills at this free clinic. Everyone will participate in six sessions: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, and Lacrosse, and also meet athletes from Swimming, Cross Country/Track, and Equestrian teams.

Girls in Sports Day is for elementary and middle school girls grades K-8. Sign up today or register the day of the event with parent or guardian signature on waiver. Registration begins at 9:00 am, sessions start at 9:30 am. If possible, bring: tennis racket, softball glove, gym shoes and field shoes.

For more information go to Bethanybison.com and click on Girls Day in Sports or call Liz Blake 443.615.5287 or Brad Jones 276.494.4948.

2018 Oreon E. Scott Lecturer: Rev. Dr. Irie Lynne Session

Rev. Dr. Irie Lynne Session holds an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Oklahoma Christian University; a Master of Divinity with a Certificate in Black Church Studies from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University; and a Doctor of Ministry in Transformative Leadership and Prophetic Preaching from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, the alma mater of Social Justice icons, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Howard Thurman.

She is ordained with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where she currently serves as Co-founder and Servant Leader of the Gathering. Dr. Irie is also a Co-founder of POETIC Trauma Therapy Center and Creative Arts Studio serving teen girls with histories of sex trafficking, sexual abuse, and commercial sexual exploitation.

Dr. Irie is known for teaching biblical texts in ways that are relevant and practical. Her theological training in Womanist Biblical Interpretation equips her to responsibly re-examine biblical texts in ways that help women and men discover and reclaim their unique value and voice. Because she brings all of who she is to every facet of her teaching ministry her style is interactive, energetic, and empathic. Having survived her own traumatic experiences, Dr. Irie continues to thrive amid a racists and sexist culture. Through her gifts of teaching, preaching, and writing, Dr. Irie strives to empower women; and, dismantle PMS (Patriarchy, Misogyny, and Sexism) one biblical story at a time.

The 63rd Oreon E. Scott Lectures will be held April 9-10, 2018, at Bethany College. This year, our lecturer is Rev. Dr. Irie Session.

About Rev. Dr. Irie Session

Rev. Dr. Irie Lynne Session holds an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Oklahoma Christian University; a Master of Divinity with a Certificate in Black Church Studies from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University; and a Doctor of Ministry in Transformative Leadership and Prophetic Preaching from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, the alma mater of Social Justice icons, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Howard Thurman.

She is ordained with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where she currently serves as Co-founder and Servant Leader of the Gathering. Dr. Irie is also a Co-founder of POETIC Trauma Therapy Center and Creative Arts Studio serving teen girls with histories of sex trafficking, sexual abuse, and commercial sexual exploitation.

Dr. Irie has spent the last 30 years providing ministry and social services in Dallas. Most recently, Dr. Irie was Director of Training, Spiritual Support, and Survivor Leadership for New Friends New Life (NFNL)-a Dallas non-profit that helps transform the lives of adult women survivors of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

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