2017 Women's Symposium

Saturday, March 25, 2017  --  9 am – 12:30 pm

McDonald Gym -- Free Admission

In celebration of Women’s History Month 2017, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Women’s History Planning Committee will be hosting the Lamar University Women’s Symposium.

This symposium is a true commitment to diversity and the importance of women in a global society. Paramount to this belief is recognizing the importance of women in leadership positions. Lamar University alumnae from various professions will serve as panelists and share their stories.

This symposium will inspire and encourage participants to optimize their talents, resources, networks, and passions to reach their goals.

The symposium is open to all students, faculty, staff and community.


Dr. Brenda Nichols

Dr. Brenda Nichols

Lamar University Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Associate Provost for Digital Learning

Dr. Nichols will be facillitating the Q&A throughout the symposium, and adding insight to the discussions.


Ms. Jeanetta Price

Ms. Jeanetta Price

Golden Triangle Chapter President, National Federation of the Blind

Lamar University Alumnae

Topic: Walk into your vision with confidence and style!

Zena Stephens

Sheriff Zena Stephens

Jefferson County Texas Sheriff

Lamar University Alumane

Topic: Play to Win and always look for the next step in being the best.


Afshan Jilani

Outreach Director for Muslim Women Leadership Forum

Topic: Struggling for Freedom in the U.S.: A Muslim Woman's Quest to be Understood

Teresa Rocknic

Teresa Rocknic

Industrial Project Manager, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors

Lamar University Alumnae

Topic: Do What You Love and the Money will Follow??