July 11: Limestone Alters Schedule For Women's Leadership Conference

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 12:30pm
Women's Leadership Conference Logo Updated

The format for Limestone College’s upcoming inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference has been altered to follow social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference was originally scheduled to take place July 10-12, with over-night stays on campus. It will now be made up of one day of sessions on Saturday, July 11.

The event, which will be held after the institution changes its name to Limestone University, is open to all females 15-years-old and up. The registration fee has been reduced from $200 to $50.

“Even with this abbreviated schedule, participants can expect to grow in leadership skills and also gain confidence as they grow toward being strong, educated women,” said Limestone’s Whitney Cliff, who is one of the event organizers. “We’re excited about bringing this type of conference to Limestone for the first time.”

Check-in will take place from 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The conference will open at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome from Limestone Provost Dr. Monica Baloga and then a session with Dr. Jane Watkins, Professor and Chair of the Computer Science & Information Technology Department at Limestone. A second session will start at 10:45 a.m. featuring Dr. Aubrey Sejuit, a Social Work Preceptor for Limestone’s Online & Evening Program. Following a catered lunch, there will be concurrent sessions beginning at 1:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. with Cliff and Robin Gerzema. Cliff is Limestone’s Director of Intramurals and Gerzema is a middle school Science educator and archery coach for Lexington School District Two. Starting at 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., concurrent sessions will be held featuring Limestone Vice President for Institutional Advancement Kelly Curtis and Limestone Dean of Accreditation/Professor of Elementary Education Dr. Shelly Meyers.

The conference will conclude with closing remarks over dessert with Cliff and Watkins.

To register for the conference online, please visit www.limestone.edu/wlc.


9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Conference Check-in

9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Welcome and Speaker (Dr. Monica Baloga and Dr. Jane Watkins)

10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.: Second Speaker (Dr. Aubrey Sejuit)

12 p.m.: Catered Lunch

1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. & 2:15 p.m.-3 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions (Robin Gerzema & Whitney Cliff)

3- p.m.-3:45 p.m. & 3:45 p.m.-5 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions (Kelly Curtis and Dr. Shelly Meyers)

5 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks and Dessert (Whitney Cliff and Dr. Jane Watkins)