The Office of the Dean is once again collaborating with Veterinary Social Work and the Office of Educational Enhancement, this time, to bring to the College an event designed to celebrate and appreciate diversity through Women’s History. We will host Women’s History Day in the College of Veterinary Medicine on March 15, 2006.
The ratio of men to women in this College breaks out as follows:
- Faculty, 60:39
- Staff, 51:104
- Students, 57:223.
Based on these numbers, it is clear that women are an integral part of the building this particular community.
Women's History Day events will include lectures and interactive discussions focused around the national theme of Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams.
Dr. Elizabeth Stone, Dean of the Ontario Veterinary College will be the keynote speaker addressing faculty and staff in the morning and students over lunch.
Later in the day, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., a panel discussion will feature prominent women from both the University and Knoxville communities who will discuss past, present, and future challenges, marks of success, and opportunities for women.
Panelists will include:
- Ms. Gloria Ray (President/CEO, Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation)
- Dr. Mili Bass (prominent area veterinarian and member CVM Board of Advisors)
- Ms. Mintha Roach (President/CEO, KUB)
- Dr. Camille Hall, LCSW (College of Social Work)
- Judge Brenda Waggoner (Ret., Knox County Judicial System)
- Ms. Maureen Dunn (Executive Vice President and General Counsel, TVA)
- Dr. Elizabeth Stone (Dean of the Ontario Veterinary College)
Events like these offer us the opportunity to share and learn from others’ experiences, and hopefully this one will not only be fun and informative, but provide some inspiration for faculty, staff, and students alike. From the National Women’s History Project:
“This year’s theme, Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams, honors the spirit of possibility and hope set in motion by generations of women in the creation of communities and the encouragement of dreams. Community comes in many forms, and dreams change, expand, and are sometimes fulfilled. Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams honors women for bringing communities together and restoring hope in the face of impossible odds.”
So please mark your calendars for March 15th, and look for more details in the coming weeks. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Have a great day, Stephanie