Women's History Month Activities
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will celebrate Women’s History Month in March with a series of activities and speakers. All events are free and open to the public.
The series, entitled “She Can; She Will; She Does” begins on March 3 with an airing of the movie “Hidden Figures.” The movie will be shown at 1:30 p.m. in the WIN Center in Room 100 of the Academic Technical Building.
On March 18 from 3 – 4 p.m. in Room 112 JSO, Ms. Brenna Sherrill will make a presentation on “Difficult Women: The Age of the Anti-Heroine.” Brenna Sherrill is a Ph.D. student at the University of Cincinnati in Literary and Cultural Studies. Her research interests include 20th century American fiction and drama and representations of women in television and film. As the daughter of Communication and Theatre professor Katrina Eicher, she virtually grew up at ECTC. Brenna graduated from Elizabethtown High School and Western Kentucky University, earning an Honors BA in Pop Culture Studies and French, and an MA in English. During her WKU days, Brenna attended the Sundance Film Festival four times, an experience that changed her life. After teaching fulltime at WKU and working in the Office of Study Abroad, Brenna began her studies at UC in 2018. "Difficult Women: The Age of the Anti-Heroine" will consider female characters from various television and film, like Gone Girl and Game of Thrones, who are difficult to love but we root for anyway.
On March 19 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Room 112 JSO, Dawne Gee, WAVE3-TV News Anchor, will talk about “Breaking the Glass Ceiling into Broadcasting.” Dawne Gee joined WAVE 3 News in August 1994 and anchors WAVE 3 News at 5:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. She also hosts WAVE Country with Dawne Gee. The 30-minute program, which airs weekdays at 12 p.m., profiles people making a difference in our community and highlights events of interest happening in the area. She donates much of her time helping worthwhile organizations. A native of Louisville, Dawne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology, both from the University of Louisville. She has two sons, Eric and Alexander, and a daughter, Brittany.
On March 25 from 3 – 4 p.m. in Room 112 JSO Alma Randolph will speak about “How One Female Can Make A Difference,” as well as perform a song. Alma Randolph’s mission for over 26 years has been to clothe disadvantaged children and enhance the living conditions of families struggling to make ends meet. Randolph grew up disadvantaged after her father’s death, and has not forgotten the experience. After recently receiving the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency Volunteer of the Year Award, she said she hopes that this award will raise awareness not just for the community and the Commonwealth but also for the nation. Alma is an accomplished singer of primarily gospel and patriotic songs, and is the former HR/Community Relations Specialist at the City of Owensboro. She has performed at both the Kentucky and National inaugurations. She is semi-retired and works part-time in advertising. She primarily volunteers her time with the Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation. Since the inception of this foundation, 16,509 deserving children have been clothed, and the foundation has contributed over $1.27 million back into her community.
For more information on Women’s History Month activities, please contact Mary Rigney at 270-706-8627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.