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Honoring Mothers, Mentors and MusesPosted Feb. 20, 2012 | Jessica Smeltz
On Tuesday, March 6, the Women’s Center at Kent State University will host the annual Mothers, Mentors and Muses Scholarship Fundraiser reception. The event will take place at the Kent Student Center Ballroom at 5 p.m.
The event looks to honor women nominated as any of three roles: a mother – someone who has helped “birth” new ideas and thoughts in others and has also served as an overall nurturing individual, a mentor – an individual who has been both a role model and a trusted counselor to others, or a muse – an individual who has inspired both creativity and academic enthusiasm in others.
Previously, 88 Kent State women have been nominated and honored. This year, 2011 honoree, Randi Schneider, Ph.D., will speak at the event.
The Women’s Center, which was established in 1996, has been focused on advancing women in their academic careers. Funds raised at the event will fund $500 scholarship awards for two Kent State University female students. This scholarship has benefitted 16 students since its introduction in 2003.
Registration to attend the event deadline is Feb. 29. Early bird registration ends Feb. 20.
For more information or to register for and donate to the scholarship fund, visit www.kent.edu/womenscenter.