Mary Alex Senn Kopp ’11, who majored in Visual Art and now serves as Tourism and Events Coordinator for the City of Newberry, S.C., spoke Tuesday at the first of several Women’s Leadership Gatherings celebrating Women’s History Month.
“Being a woman in leadership means being strong and capable,” she told her audience in the Living Hope Room of Watkins Student Center.
“Erskine taught me everything I need to know for my current job,” she said, citing the benefits of her participation on the Orientation Staff and the Erskine Entertainment Board.
Two other alumnae are scheduled to speak on campus during the month of March. Trustee Lisa Senn ’81, mother of Tuesday’s speaker and an attorney in Newberry, will speak Tuesday, March 10 at 11 a.m.; and Dr. Beth Taylor ’78, Director for Secondary Education for Greenwood District 50, is scheduled as speaker for Tuesday, March 24, also at 11 a.m. Both male and female students are invited to attend these events in the Living Hope Room.
“In addition to our Women’s Leadership Gatherings, we will be taking three students to the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Conference on March 13,” Coordinator for Campus Life Kaley Lindquist said.