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Release Date: September 4, 2007

Women's Conference Set for Sept. 21 at ASU

Angelo State University's College of Education will host "Discover Your Greatness," a women's conference for professional development, Friday, Sept. 21, to provide a day of personal and professional growth for career women.

The conference will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 21, followed by a series of speakers from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Houston Harte University Center's C.J. Davidson Conference Center. Speakers will include Dr. Joseph Rallo, ASU president; Susan Combs, Texas state comptroller; Dr. Carol Ann Bonds, superintendent of the San Angelo Independent School District; Joanne Rice, SAISD assistant superintendent; Fort Worth attorney Rhonda Crass of Henslee, Fowler, Hepworth and Schwartz; and inspirational speaker Nika Maples, Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year from Keller.

Dr. Lu Stephens, ASU assistant professor of teacher education 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 focus 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 and Concho Educators Federal Credit Union.

Advance reservations for the conference are now being accepted at a cost of $40 per person until Sept. 14. After Sept. 14, registration cost will be $60. For more information on the conference or how to register, contact Stephens at 942-2647, Ext. 240, or by email at

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