In honor of International Women’s Day, Athens State University will be celebrating with a special event on March 8 at 10:30 am in Carter Gymnasium. Keynote speaker, Kristin Scroggin, will deliver a message titled “Shoot for the Stars,” a discussion about being real, setting goals without guilt, and realizing the importance of self-care.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM, along with fun trivia games to keep everyone engaged and allow networking among other attendees. After lunch, “Panel with Pizzazz” will be held, providing a chance for attendees to learn alongside each other as our panelists discuss a number of different issues, what keeps them motivated, and how anything is possible with the right support network. Featured panel members include Elizabeth Thomas, Real Estate Agent at Dream Key Real Estate and Program Analyst at Parsons Corporation; Brandy McCain, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for GEBC Services; U’Meeka Smith, Assistant Director of the City of Huntsville Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; and Kennedy Malone, Second Grade Teacher at Creekside Primary School. Missy Ming Smith, Athens State Board of Trustees and retired news anchor, will serve as the moderator.

Kristin Scroggin has a Master’s degree in Communication Studies, a Bachelor’s in Communication Arts, and has been a Communications Professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville for 15 years. In 2017, she launched her company, genWHY Communications, and has been a Keynote Speaker at more than 100 conferences and 250+ organizations across the United States, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to tiny non-profits. Her research has been published in magazines, and she’s been a guest on multiple podcasts. Kristin consults on attracting, developing, and retaining Rockstar Millennial and GenZ talent.

This event is part of the “Athens Forever” Bicentennial Series at Athens State University. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased on Eventbrite. Deadline to register is February 28.

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