The seventh annual Honoring Women Veterans Conference at the University of Evansville is Saturday, June 18, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in Eykamp Hall in UE’s Ridgway University Center. This free event is a day of education, fun, and camaraderie for women who have served and currently serve in the United States military. The deadline for women veterans and current service members to register for the event is June 1.
The day’s activities include facials, manicures, massages, and more, as well as sessions on military benefits, networking, and career information. Participants can meet fellow veterans of all ages and from all branches of the service. In the past, attendees have ranged in age from 20 to 105 years old, and traveled from as far away as Oklahoma and Washington, DC, to attend.
Betty Moseley Brown, associate director for the Center for Women Veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs and Marine Corps veteran, will be the guest speaker. Brown is a dynamic speaker who has been instrumental in promoting awareness of the contributions made by women who served in the military through multiple department-wide efforts, such as VA’s Her Story campaign and the Face Behind the File: Women at War DVD.
Brown has held several positions at the VA, including veterans benefits counselor, women veterans coordinator, veterans benefits administration, compensation and pension service and later for the associate deputy under secretary for policy and program management. She was the VBS’s first outreach coordinator, coordinating outreach activities of five major programs and providing veterans and their dependents with information on benefits and services administered by VA. She serves as the national president of the Women Marines Association, a non-profit charitable organization composed of women who have served or are serving honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps regular or reserve components.
UE is proud to host this event and to celebrate the dedicated women who have served our country. The University has received numerous recognitions for being military and veteran friendly including U.S. News & World Report as a top Midwestern university and eighth for Best for Veterans. UE has also received recognition from Military Friendly Schools, Military Times, U.S. Veterans Magazine, and Military Advanced Education.
Women veterans and current service members may register online for the event at www.evansville.edu/veteransaffairs or by calling the Vet Center at 812-473-5993 or UE coordinator of veteran affairs Cherie Leonhardt at 812-488-2141.