WJU's Appalachian Institute to host panel discussion next Thursday

  WJU News
  Monday, February 11, 2019 3:30 PM
  WU News

Wheeling, WV

An interactive panel discussion, "Just Work," sponsored by Wheeling Jesuit University's Appalachian Institute, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Center for Educational Technologies (CET) Recital Hall. The discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing men and women seeking employment after incarceration or drug rehabilitation. 

The panelists consist of four female leaders from different fields including government, prisons, social services and business. These women work to increase opportunities for employment as an important means to restore men, women and communities.

The panelists include Laura Albertini-Weigel, Director of YWCA WIND program; Lisa Allen, President & CEO of Ziegenfelder Company; Betsy Jividen, Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Corrections; and Jill Upson, Executive Director for Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs and former Republican Delegate from the West Virginia House of Delegates. 

This event is free and open to the public. If you would like to learn more information, please contact Rich McCouch, S.J., director of the Appalachian Institute at rmccouch@wju.edu or 304-243-4361. 

Wheeling Jesuit University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country offering 25 majors and concentrations, 15 minors, and six graduate programs. The University provides a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts education, and our affordable programs unite the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence allowing students to receive an education for life, leadership and service with and among others. The 65-acre campus is situated on the Ohio River 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and two hours east of Columbus, in Wheeling, WV.

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