WE Conference draws 543 participants
The 12th annual Women Empowered (WE) Conference
was held May 22 & 23 with approximately 543 attendees at the McAllister
Auditorium. Hosted by the SAC Services for Women and Non-traditional Students,
this year’s event featured keynote speaker Dr. Laura Reñdon. It was
co-sponsored by HEB and Network Power Texas.
The WE Conference is a free outreach and recruitment
symposium for women who want to get ahead in life through employment
or education. The event features
enhancement and leadership workshops, as well as answers to questions about
college and career goals.
This was the first year that the WE conference has spanned
two days. Twenty-one scholarships totaling $17,000 were awarded on the first
day and a job fair was held on day two.
Scholarships and their recipients (name of scholarship
followed by recipient):
- Sara Zeigler: Maria Angeles Ybarra
- Mary Zeigler: Tiffany Flores
- Jose de Jesus & Maria Patria Ortega: Susana Bryant
- Non-Traditional Student Club: Anita Reyes
- Mary Jesse Roque Memorial: Victoria West
- Bonnie Terry Memorial: Tajuana Klyes
- Carla Buchanan Memorial: Zhor Boukhnouch
- Cathy Hoy: Julianne Gonzales and Stacey Wiley
- Carolina Villasenor Memorial: Alexi Gutierrez
- Maria Guadalupe Mendiola Memorial: Miranda Ashe and Irma
- HEB: Brenda Travieso, Andrea Barrera, Priscilla Arocha,
Karina Sanchez, and Diana Barrera
- Socorro Alcocer Memorial: Linda Gelin
- A & C Products:
- A & C Products (two-year scholarship): Sylvia Ortiz and Luisa Castro.