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For Immediate Release: Contact: Heather Meaney
March 2, 2012 (518) 381-1250

SCCC Celebrates Women’s History Month

Schenectady County Community College will host the following events celebrating Women’s History Month, with the theme Women’s Education, Women’s Empowerment.
In Honor of Women    
Submit poetry, artwork, recipes, short stories, favorite memories, reflections of women, pictures, quotes, sayings or expressions to be shared with the campus community.
Please e-mail submissions to Dr. Martha Asselin, Vice President of Student Affairs, asselimj@sunysccc.edu. Submissions will be accepted throughout the month of March. 
Schenectady Art Society Exhibit
March 1 - March 30, 2012, Van Curler Room
Celebrating Non-Traditional Careers for Women Luncheon
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.,  Lally Mohawk Room. Free.
This luncheon will feature the following presenters:  Captain Robin Benziger, New York State Trooper; Janet Tanguay, Business Owner and Entrepreneurship Manager for the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce; Arlana McMurray, Vice-President, Key Bank; and Melissa Doney, Chef and Faculty Member, SCCC School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism. Please RSVP to Margaret Anne Williams, Nontraditional Student Counselor, 381-1337, Elston Hall 222 or williama@sunysccc.edu
Life Unplugged – Young Women and Leadership
Saturday, March 24, 2012, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Van Curler Room. Free.
Schenectady Business and Professional Women invite students to the ultimate reality show in which they are the star of their future. Life Unplugged is an interactive program where students participate in exercises to determine their most important values and identify their ideal careers by living within a monthly budget and work through critical life choices.
Women and Meaningful Relationships with Ellen Gootblatt
Monday, March 26, 2012, 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m., Stockade Building 101. Free.
Ellen Gootblatt is a relationships expert and motivational speaker. She was the creator and host of the No. 1 rated WABC talk radio program that focused on relationships.
Screening of the film Miss Representation, followed by a panel discussion
Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 6 p.m., Stockade Building 101. Free.
The screening of this 90-minute film will be followed by a discussion about how women are portrayed in the media.
Miss Representation, directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. It premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Stories and includes interviews with teenage girls, politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, including Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem.
The discussion following the screening will feature: Dr. Laura Schweitzer, President of Union Graduate College; Susanne H. Dolin, President of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association; Cora Schroeter, Constituent Representative for Congressman Paul D. Tonko; Dr. Babette Faehmel, Assistant Professor at Schenectady County Community College; and Rowie Taylor, Executive Director of the YWCA NorthEastern New York. Susan Beaudoin, Assistant Vice President of Administration at Schenectady County Community College, will moderate the hour-long discussion. Denise Murphy McGraw, Chairwoman of the SCCC Board of Trustees, will make opening remarks.
See the poster.

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