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August 2006

Release Date: August 30, 2006

Conference Set at ASU for Women Educators

 "Discovering Your Greatness," a women's conference for professional development, is scheduled Friday, Sept. 22, by Angelo State University's College of Education to provide a day of personal and professional growth for career women, especially in the field of education.

Speakers will include ASU President Dr. James Hindman; Dr. Shirley Neeley, Commissioner of Education with the Texas Education Agency; Austin attorney Chris Elizarde of Walsh, Anderson Brown, Schulze and Aldridge, a law firm specializing in education law and general insurance defense; Dr. Susan Simpson, Texas Association of School Boards superintendent of the year with White Settlement Independent School District; and Inspirational Speaker Cynthia Buckingham of San Angelo.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 22 in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in ASU's Houston Harte University Center, 1919 Rosemont Drive.  The program will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and will include a luncheon.  Cost is $35 for reservations received through Sept. 12 and $50 afterwards.  Additional information is available by calling (325) 942-2052, Ext. 240.

Dr. Lu Stephens, an assistant professor of teacher education at ASU and developer of the conference in conjunction with the Texas Council of Women School Educators (TCWSE), said the program is designed to "motivate and inspire participants as they begin the new school year and to help them deal with the many challenges they face every day."

While the conference's primary audience is for women in all levels of education, Stephens said the conference can benefit women in any field, especially "women who want to learn and keep learning."

The conference is sponsored by the ASU College of Education and TCWSE with support from Compass Learning, Concho Educators Federal Credit Union and Town & Country.