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The FTCC Psychology Club will host a daylong event to celebrate women’s empowerment on March 22 in the Tony Rand Student Center Multipurpose Room. The Women of Power event, which is schedule from 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m., will feature women speakers to enlighten on the topic of women’s empowerment. A new speaker will take the stage every half-hour. Afton Lynch will serve as the mistress of ceremonies. 

  • 9:45 a.m. — Welcome & Introductions by Jennifer Bledsole and Afton Lynch
  • 10 a.m. — Catherine Ammons – speaking on the Native American woman; accompanied by Cheyenne Shashoni Daniel of the Hallwa-Saponi Tribe
  • 10:30 a.m. — Cannie Hunter (FTCC Communications instructor) – speaking on American actress and producer Viola Davis
  • 11 a.m. — Hattie Presnell (FTCC History Department) – speaking about Julia Margaret Cameron, a pioneer of photography
  • 11:30 a.m. — Lieutenant Washington and Lisa Reid of the Fayetteville Police Dept. – speaking about opportunities for women at the Fayetteville Police Dept.
  • Noon — Arleen Fields (Methodist University) – speaking about Adrienne de La Fayette
  • 12:30 p.m. — Pamela Collins (FTCC Sociology instructor) and Sama Saleh (FTCC student & Club President, Association of Students for Social Justice) – speaking about Malala Yousafzai
  • 1 p.m. — Kimberly Lynch of Foundation29 (cancer nonprofit) – speaking about Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, a founder of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in 1908 at Howard University
  • 1:30 p.m. — Kerri Donohue (FTCC Biology instructor) – speaking about Dr. Laurie Marker, Executive Director of Cheetah Conservation Fund
  • 2 p.m. — Deborah Jordan (FTCC Counselor) – speaking about Gail McDowell, local entrepreneur
  • 2:30 p.m. — Carrie Nance (FTCC Psychology instructor) – speaking on Lizzo, advocate for body positivity

Please reach out to Jennifer Bledsole ( with questions.