Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) Cultural Diversity Awareness Club (CDAC) and the Office of Diversity will host events in celebration of International Women’s Day March 5 at noon in the Student Commons conference room.
An NPC Women of Distinction panel discussion will begin at noon. The panel will include NPC alumnae Kristy Carter, Director of Marketing for the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement at the University of Central Arkansas; Lenora Erickson, Executive Director for the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy; and Stephanie F. Rose, assistant professor at the University of Central Arkansas, Addiction Studies Program.
Carter will announce the first recipient of the Kristy Carter Scholarship. The fund was established this year by Carter in order to help an African American woman with overcoming obstacles while pursuing her education.
A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® march will begin at 12:45 p.m. The march takes place on college and university campuses around the country through the months of March and April annually. The march is a playful way to increase awareness for serious women’s issues, including sexualized violence against women. The march will feature male faculty, staff, students and alumni from a variety of areas on campus who will wear red high-heeled shoes.
The event is free and open to the public.
National Park College was established in 1973 and is located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The College enrolls over 7,500 credit and non-credit students per year. NPC is a comprehensive two-year institution offering associate degrees and certificates as well as continuing education, community services and workforce training.