March 11, 2005
For more information, contact: Bobby King – (901) 333-4247 / Kimberly
Stark – (901) 333-4023
SOUTHWEST’S PREP ANNOUNCES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH SERIES
Written by Bobby King
March is Women’s History Month, and Southwest Tennessee Community
College’s (Southwest’s) PREP (Professional Re-entry Education Program)
has announced the calendar for its Women’s History Month Series.
Weekly events will be held Wednesdays on the Macon Cove Campus of
Southwest. Wednesday, March 16 there will be a Women’s History Month
welcome, featuring Sharon Taylor McKinney, enterprise specialist for the
Business Economic and Research Office (BERO). The program will be held
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farris, Rooms A and B on the Macon Cove
A “Read-In” will be held Wednesday, March 23 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. in
Farris, Room A. Finally, the Women’s History Month Culmination Program
will feature Lauren Howard, acting executive director for the Tennessee
Economic Council on Women, Wednesday, March 30 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Refreshments and door prizes for the programs have been sponsored by
This year's theme, "Women Change America", celebrates and honors the
role of American women in transforming our culture, history, and
politics. "Women Change America" also recognizes the 85th anniversary of
women in the United States winning the right to vote.
In 1980, President Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation
calling on the American people to remember the contributions of women.
By 1987, fourteen governors had declared March as Women's History Month,
and that same year, Congress and the President followed by declaring
March as National Women's History Month.
This March, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the multicultural
women's history movement. Designated by Joint Resolutions of the House
and Senate and Proclamations by five American Presidents, March has
become a huge opportunity for the nation to recognize women as a force