The fourth annual SHE conference has been set for Thursday, May 13 at the Nebraska Union on the city campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The conference for high school girls will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. Attendance is free of charge and includes a luncheon. The acronym “SHE” stands for: Self-Esteem and Higher Education = Empowerment. Over 200 students have registered for the conference. Nebraska communities represented include Bancroft, Crete, Fremont, Grand Island, Hebron, Lexington, Lincoln, Omaha, Papillion, South Sioux City, Schuyler, Wilber, and Winnebago. Students from Sioux City, Iowa also will attend.
Keynote addresses will be presented by Eva Sohl, a Lincoln Northeast High School senior, and Chantal N. Afuh, a sophomore biochemistry major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The program also will include a panel discussion featuring students from a variety of Nebraska colleges and universities. In addition, a series of workshops presented by a diverse group of women will engage conference participants in interactive discussions.
“This conference is intended for multicultural girls in grades 10-12,” said Denise Maybank, Associate to the President of the University of Nebraska. “It is critically important that all young women and especially students of color be encouraged to gain the benefits of a college education. We also need them to help enrich the educational experience for all students because all of them will eventually live and work in a world of cultural, ethnic, religious and racial diversity.”
For additional information contact Denise Maybank, (402-472-3109), or Bethina Moore at (472-3893).