TCC Celebrates Women’s History Month

FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 27, 2017) – Tarrant County College will commemorate Women’s History Month with numerous public events to celebrate the history, strides and betterment of all women.
TCC campuses will offer events that include health care services, informative visual displays, self-defense training and career building workshops along with panel discussions.
Northeast Campus, 828 W. Harwood Road, Hurst:
On March 22, the Northeast Campus will host a self-defense class led by Instructional Adjunct and 4th degree black belt Shane Whitehead from 10 a.m. to noon. The class will teach awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies and physical techniques that help participants successfully prevent, escape, resist and survive violent assaults.
Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway:
The Northwest Campus Student Leadership Academy will present “Marketable Skills: Women in the Workforce,” a workshop designed to help students build successful life skills that may be translated into the workforce. The workshop will take place March 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
A poster exhibit sponsored by the Northwest Campus Empowering Links organization will spotlight empowered women in the Northwest community. The exhibit will be on display from March 27 to March 30 in the bookstore lobby.
South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive:
The Triesha Light Annual Women’s Symposium will be held March 4 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Student Center Living Room, SSTU 2105. The Behavioral and Social Sciences Division and the Student Activities Office sponsor the symposium.
During the entire month of March, the South Campus library will present a visual display with the theme of “Women in the Labor Force.” The display will highlight the history and significance of women in the labor force.
Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway:
On Mar. 21 and 29, beginning at 10 a.m., the Southeast Campus will show the documentary Painted Nails, which follows the life of Van Hoang, a Vietnamese nail salon owner who testifies before the United States Congress about the need for safer cosmetics. On March 30, Sharon Wettengel, TCC Assistant Professor of Sociology, will show clips and lead a moderated discussion of the Painted Nails documentary. The discussion will begin at 10 a.m. in the library classroom.
Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle:
Jackie Opollo, Ph.D., director of Professional Practice & Nursing Research at Parkland Health and Hospital System and professor of Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington, will lead a discussion about the importance of care and compassion in nursing at the Trinity River Campus. The discussion will be March 1 from noon to 1 p.m.
On March 30, the Trinity River Idea Store will present “A Conversation with the CEO of Catholic Charities, Heather Reynolds” from noon to 1 p.m. Reynolds will discuss how Catholic Charites Fort Worth is working to eradicate poverty.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with TCC

FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 25, 2015) – As part of its commitment to supporting student learning and success through excellence in teaching and learning, Tarrant County College is marking Women’s History Month with events that examine past contributions and provide tools for healthy, successful futures.

Each of TCC’s five campuses will host activities during March. Events are free and open to the public.

South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive: (DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER THE SYMPOSIUM WAS CANCELED) The 15th annual Women’s Symposium scheduled to launch the month-long celebration of Women’s History Month Feb. 28 was postponed due to inclement weather. Efforts are under way to reschedule the gathering that will feature speakers, exhibits, networking and a panel discussion on achieving goals in the business world. For more information, call 817-515-4740.

Learn about Elithe Kirkland, Texas’ first great female author and an accomplished journalist, at a presentation by author Michael Price. The lecture will take place in the South Campus Student Center Forum Room, SSTU 2207, March 17 (11:15 a.m.–12:20 p.m.) and will include screenings of musical performances based on Kirkland’s work.

Women can receive a mammogram at South Campus March 26 through the Moncrief Cancer Institute’s mobile unit. Routine screenings are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no cost to uninsured women who qualify; insurance also is accepted. For more information or to schedule a mammogram, call 1-800-405-7739.

Enjoy the music of pianist Dr. Mijin Kim March 26 in the South Campus Recital Hall. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception.

Northeast Campus (828 W. Harwood Road in Hurst): Northeast Campus will host a presentation about efforts to stop human trafficking in the United States and around the world. Representatives of Rescue Her, a local nonprofit, will speak 12:30-1:50 p.m. March 4 in the Student Center.

Get a foundation in self-defense at Northeast Campus March 16 (10 a.m.–noon). The class will cover techniques such as awareness, assertiveness, safety, and physical methods of protection. To register, call 817-515-6688.

Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway.: Author Debra Winegarten will visit the Walsh Library at Northwest Campus March 19 (11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.) to share stories from the life of Oveta Culp Hobby. This extraordinary Texan served as the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, the first commanding officer of the Women’s Army Corps, and the chair of the Houston Post board. Pizza will be served.

Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Pkwy. in Arlington: TCC government professors Ruthann Geer and Marilyn Murphy will reflect on the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence March 23 (2:20-3:40 p.m.). The interactive discussion, which takes place in the Southeast Campus library, will include excerpts of the documentary “Miss Representation.”

Southeast Campus will highlight women’s historical contributions with a special exhibit on display March 17-31. The exhibit’s opening reception is March 18 (10:30-11:45 a.m.).

Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle: Trinity River Campus’ Main Street will display a timeline showing significant events in women’s history throughout the month. In addition, the campus will hold “Library on the Loose” events along Main Street March 3 and March 24. Librarians will be on hand with books, videos, and other women’s history media available for instant checkout by the TCC community.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital of Fort Worth will bring its Wellness for Life mobile unit to Trinity River Campus March 26 for mammograms. Screenings are available by appointment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Trinity River Campus Health Services at 817-515-1059.

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TCC Sponsors “An Evening with Great Women”

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 19, 2014) – “Taking History into Our Future” is the featured topic of a special Women’s History Month panel discussion Wednesday, March 26, during “An Evening with Great Women” at Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle.

Featuring key female executives at major Fort Worth companies and organizations, the panel will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Action A Room on the fourth floor. Parking is available at TCC’s Cherry Street parking garage.

Speakers by category are: Banking and Finance – Julia Wellborn, executive vice president and executive director for Wealth Management, Comerica Bank; Education – TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley; Human Resources – Jean Wallace, senior vice president of Human Resources, Lockheed Martin; Law – Caroline Harrison, partner, Cantey Hanger LLP; Military Service – Colonel Kim Olson, CEO/president, Grace After Fire; and, Political Science – Eva Bonilla, National Board of Directors of MANA, a national Latina Organization.

Shivaun Palmer, CEO for Plaid for Women, is the moderator. Space is limited. Register online at

TCC Celebrates Women’s History Month

Tarrant County College campuses will observe Women’s History Month with a number of events and exhibits, concluding with the Annual Women’s Symposium Mar. 29.
“Everyday Superheroines” gets the month-long activities underway with an exhibit that highlights 40 amazing women who are everyday superheroines. Open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mar. 3-21 in Art Corridor III at the Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington, the exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call 817-515-3595. The opening reception will be held Mar. 3, 1-2 p.m.
Mar. 5, “Fabulous Fun Day” takes place at the Northeast Campus in the Student Center, 828 Harwood Road, Hurst, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The event is geared toward those in need of pampering, insights into health and personality and a chance to connect with others on campus. Services offered include hand and stone massage, hair and makeup consulting and vascular testing.
Theresa Schrantz, assistant psychology professor at the Trinity River Campus, will discuss enhancing the world through service in the Student Center Living Room at the South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive, on Mar. 6. The event takes place from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7.50 for others. Those interested are encouraged to get tickets as soon as possible. Contact: Treisha Light at 817-515-4740 or Kathy Burks at 817-515-4470.
On Mar. 20 and 24, “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” will be shown in the ESCT Hub at the Southeast Campus. The film traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, “Wonder Women!” looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.
Click on the link for a list of Women’s History Months Events at TCC:
Women’s History Month Events at TCC – Spring 2014

Attend the Women’s Symposium on South Campus

Women's SymposiumNow that you’re back into the swing of things after spring break, don’t forget that it’s still Women’s History Month. And don’t miss out on your chance to do some networking and learn from some expert speakers this Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the 12th Annual Women’s Symposium on South Campus.

The free event will kick off in the Student Center at 8:15 a.m. with a continental breakfast in the Faculty Dining Room. You’ll also have a chance to register, check-in, do some networking, or take in more than 35 exhibits in the lobby and the cafeteria until the opening session begins at 9 a.m.

Opening Session

The symposium officially opens with a conversation on “Economic, Social, Spiritual, and Business Forces of Change in the 21st Century.” The professional panel includes Barbara Becker, dean of the school of urban and public affairs at UT-Arlington and Cynthia Wilson, an expert in education and family development. The conversation will be moderated by Anita Jones, CEO and president of AJ Consulting.

Becker, who received her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, joined UT-Arlington in the summer of 2008 from the University of Arizona where she was Chair of the School of Planning. Previously, she was chair of City and Regional Planning at Missouri State where she helped create the only university headed Council of Governments in the U.S.

Over the years, she has directed hundreds of students in outreach projections, including a national award winning economic development plan for the Hopi. She also co-authored the widely used book, Community Planning: An Introduction to Comprehensive Planning, as well as numerous journal articles.

Wilson is an entrepreneur at heart, and she currently serves in the education field and family development. As a graduate of Texas A & M University, she holds a Master of Education, a Master of Business Administration and is a certified Texas educator. Currently, as Vice-President of Alpha Life’s Strategies, LLC, she specializes in equipping others with strategic living, consulting, and successful life planning strategies. She also serves as a motivational speaker, business strategist and career coach, and Christian minister.

Discussion of Legal Issues

After a break of more networking and exhibits, South Campus President Peter Jordan will officially welcome this year’s participants, and Faye D. Watson, attorney and South Campus adjunct government professor, will introduce the general session speaker Nikki L. Chriesman, president of The L. Clifford Davis Legal Association. Chriesman will present “21st Century Legal Issues — How They Impact Your Life!”

Chriesman overcame numerous challenges and obstacles while pursuing her dream to be become a lawyer. She currently manages her own firm, The Chriesman Law Firm, while also working as a corporate fiduciary representative in the Benefit Litigation Department at AT&T.

In addition to serving as the President of the L. Clifford Davis Legal Association, which is the minority bar association in Tarrant County, she remains active in the community. She is a member of the board of directors for the Texas Wesleyan Law School Alumni Association and Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services Program, and she also supports many nonprofit organizations and serves as a mentor and provides assistance to at-risk youth and teenage mothers seeking assistance with educational needs.

Door Prizes

The symposium will wrap up with more networking and exhibits, plus a drawing for door prizes. You must be present to win, and you must be present to reap the benefits of this educational experience.

Find Women’s History Month Events on Every Campus

Women's Symposium on South Campus

Attendees take in a booth at last year’s Women’s Symposium on South Campus.

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on March 5.

Women’s History Month is here and each campus plans to mark the occasion with informative events all month long, including lectures, luncheons, symposiums and more. We’ve created a full list of events, but we also want to point out some of them here.

March 4

On Southeast Campus, Stephanie Cole, professor of Women’s history at UT-Arlington, will present a lecture entitled, “Problems with ‘The Help’: Race, Gender, and Capital in the Making of Domestic Service” from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Bookstore Lobby.

March 5

Northeast Campus will host a Historical Fashion Show in the Center Corner, NSTU 1615A, from 11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. The Fashion Merchandising students will give a historical tour of women’s fashions from the 1890s to futuristic interpretations through script and clips.

South Campus will present a free Women in New Roles seminar from 11 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. in the SSTU Texas Room. Telling Amy’s Story, a video on domestic violence, will be shown, and a panel discussion will follow, facilitated by. Rose Marie Brant, victim assistance coordinator for the TCC Police Department.

Afterward South Campus will host a Women’s History Month Luncheon from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Tickets for the luncheon are $5.00 for students & $7.50 for non-students.  Reservations are required. Proceeds benefit the Women’s History Month Scholarship. Call Triesha Light at 817-515-4740 for details.

Trinity River Campus will host a DessHERt hour from 12-1 p.m. in TRTR 4202 Action A. Stop by to enjoy a sweet snack and get to know some of the women that make TCC Trinity River Campus great.

March 6

South Campus will host a Brown Bag Luncheon in the SHPE Gym from 12:30-1:20 p..m. with guest speaker Meridan Zerner a registered licensed dietitian who is also Board certified in sports nutrition. The topic will be “Diet Myths and Misunderstandings.”

March 7

Northeast Campus will present HERstory, featuring spoken word artist Natasha Carrizosa, in the NTSU Galey from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Students are invited to share all forms of art to celebrate women.

March 7 on Northeast Campus and South Campus and March 26 on Trinity River Campus

Northeast Campus, South Campus and Trinity River Campus team up to present the film Miss Representation, which interweaves stories from teenage girls with provocative interviews from experts including Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Dr. Jackson Katz, Dr. Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem to give an inside look at the media, its message, and the impact of these portrayals on girls and women. Discussion will follow.

March 8

South Campus will host a Celebration of Women’s Achievements from 5-9 p.m. in the Academic Classroom Building. Students may register for the noncredit course prior to this date or on the date of presentation.  For details, call the noncredit office at 817-515-4592.

March 19

Desiree Livingston will present “India 2013 — Plight of Women” on Southeast Campus in the North Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

March 21

South Campus will host “Tapestry” in the Student Center Living Room at 11:30 a.m. Life can be a tapestry of rich and royal hue, a complex pictorial design with an everlasting vision of the ever-changing view. Carlos Rovelo will moderate a faculty member discussion focusing on their tapestry making journey, a journey rich with colors and patches.

March 23

South Campus will host the 12th Annual Women’s Symposium in the SSTU Living Room from 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. After a continental breakfast, the symposium will open with a conversation on “Economic, Social, Spiritual, and Business Forces of Change in the 21st Century.” The professional panel includes Barbara Becker, dean of  the school of urban and public affairs at UT-Arlington; Jaya Crawford, vice-chair of Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Alliance/Legal Shield; and Cynthia Wilson an expert in education and family development. The conversation will be moderated by Anita Jones, CEO and president of AJ Consulting.

The opening session will be followed by opportunities to see exhibits and to network, followed by a general session called “21st Century Legal Issues — How They Impact Your Life!” presented by Nikki L. Chriesman, president of The L. Clifford Davis Legal Association.

After a short evaluation discussion, there will be more opportunities for networking and taking in exhibits, as well as chances to win door prizes.

March 26 and 27

South Campus will host a Fine Arts Festival from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on March 26 and 27 at the Fine Arts Complex between the Music and Art Buildings. This festival will feature student vendors from visual arts, music, dance, and theater. Share the Fine Arts experience during the open studio tours and demonstrations.

March 27

On Northeast Campus Alexandria Gurley, aka “Alex Tha Great,” will present Passport to Womanhood, a one-woman play about the journey from puberty to womanhood, in the NTSU 1615A Center Corner from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

March 27 and 28

Meet bestselling author Kim Edwards in the NSTU 1615A Center Corner on Northeast Campus March 27 from 7:30-8:45 p.m. or March 28 from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

March 28

Northwest Campus will host a Women’s History Month – Trivia Challenge in the WSTU Bookstore Lobby from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. This entertaining and educational event will provide students with the opportunity to learn through examining and answering questions related to momentous events in history.  Prizes will be awarded based on students’ knowledge of Women’s History facts and trivia.

Southeast Campus will host an informative session on domestic violence, hosted by SafeHaven of Tarrant County, from 1-2:30 p.m. in the ESEE 1301 Success Center.

March 29

Bonnie L. James, professor of sociology at Texas Southern University, will present “Sisters of Africa,” a socio-cultural gender model of Tanzania. In the NSTU 1615A Center Corner on Northeast Campus from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the chance to attend these and other events all month long.