Women’s History Month – March 2019

The month of March Americans celebrate women—mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters, and celebrate historical figures alike. The Worthington Campus remembered women with an Open Mic Tuesday March 26, 2019. Students and Faculty spoke of women that impacted or made a difference in their lives.

Dr. Nancy Purcell, Adjunct English Instructor, spoke of a Catholic nun that impacted her life in high school. Although her experience was not so favorable, because she was denied an application to take the SAT exam. Dr. Purcell remembered Sister Mary Elizabeth when she walked crossed the graduation stage accepting her college degree. Sue DePhilippis, ESL & Modern Languages spoke of several woman including her mother, teachers, and colleague Gwen McIntyre, the Coordinator of ESL & Modern Languages. Sue brought with her a bottle of pink salt. She challenged the audience to guess what salt has in common with women. The answer: both women and salt will flavor your life. Than Sue ask if anyone had any questions. The first student that posed a question received the salt. Student Maria Taleb a Business major spoke of several women in her family that help raise her and gave her guidance to become the woman she is today. Student Cecilia Doan, an Education major and Student Services work-study spoke about her mother and grandmother. She referenced, it was her grandmother that contributed the greatest impact as tears started streaming down her face because she misses her dearly.


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