Campus News Release
FC Celebrates Women's History Month with Discussion about Women in the Military
Release date: March 4, 2013FRANKLIN, Ind. - In honor of Women's History Month, Franklin College will be hosting a special panel discussion on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Branigin Room West, located in the Napolitan Student Center.
The event will begin with Franklin College history professor Meredith Clark-Witz presenting historical information about women in the military. A panel discussion will follow, focusing on women's experiences in the military and the changes that will occur since Pentagon Chief Leon Panetta lifted restrictions, now allowing women to serve in combat. Panel members will include Lt. Col. Sean Brady, Capt. Jessica Halladay and Sgt. Jenny Zornes. Major Lisa Kopczynski, the Public Affairs Officer for Camp Atterbury, also will be included in the panel and serve as moderator. The event will end with a brief Q&A session.
For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Marketing and Communications at (317) 738-8185.
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for challenging careers and fulfilling lives through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 28 majors, 36 minors and eight pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.franklincollege.edu.