Jeannine Kennedy is the April WSS Featured Speaker

Jeannine Kennedy, executive director of Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts, will be the featured speaker for the Women’s Success Series on April 1 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The session also includes a discussion based on Simon Sinek’s TED Talk, Start With Why. Cost to attend is $10 when paid in advance and $15 if paid at the door. The cost includes a continental breakfast. 

Kennedy will speak about various watershed moments, significant people, beliefs and events that have impacted, shaped and changed the direction of her life.

In addition to her position at the arts center, Kennedy is an adjunct faculty member at Kent State Tuscarawas and a weekly arts blogger for the Times Reporter. In 2003, Kenned retired from Dover City Schools where she taught art for 30 years. During that time, she also served for 18 years as the regional director of the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. A few of Kennedy’s associations are: Board of Education, Dover City Schools (Past President); St. Joseph Church: Parish Council (President); Dover Rotary; and the Dover Education Foundation Trustee.

As a highly respected artist and art educator, Kennedy received many awards of distinction, among them are: the Ohio Art Education Association Outstanding Art Educator Award 1980, eight time winner of the Ohio Governor’s Award of Excellence in Teaching; three time winner of Scholastic’s National Award of Excellence in Teaching; Kent State University Tuscarawas Community Service Award 2010; and the Community Arts Council Friend of the Arts Award 2010.

“We are very fortunate that our selection of remarkable speakers appeals to all types of women – college students, young mothers, business and professional women, teachers and retirees,” said Pam Patacca, public relations coordinator at Kent State Tuscarawas and one of the steering committee members. “The series has developed a wonderful reputation of being inspiring and motivating.”

The Women’s Success Series is sponsored by Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and Kent State University at Tuscarawas in collaboration with Carlene Farms, Economic Development and Finance Alliance of Tuscarawas County and Tuscarawas County Public Library System.

In addition to Patacca, the steering committee members include Connie Finton from Carlene Farms, Kelli Baker from the Economic Development and Finance Alliance of Tuscarawas County, Michelle McMorrow Ramsell from the Tuscarawas County Public Library System, and Wendy Zucal from the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum.

Other organizations contributing to the Women’s Success Series are: Connolly, Hillyer, Lindsay and Ong, Inc.; Dominion East Ohio; First Federal Community Bank; First National Bank of Dennison; House of Stones; Lauren Manufacturing; Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District; Trinity Hospital Twin City;  Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce; Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau; and Union Hospital.

For more information or to register, contact the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum at 740-922-6776 or email Registration deadline for the April session is March 25. There is a limit of 100 participants. More information is available at



POSTED: Monday, March 14, 2016 02:24 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2022 04:35 PM