LBWCC represented at women's conference
April 12, 2018
LBW Community College students from Luverne recently met Alabama’s governor and several distinguished panelists at the Alabama Women’s Commission (AWC) conference in Montgomery.
In addition to meeting Gov. Kay Ivey and several candidates for the Alabama House of Representatives and Senate, students and staff from LBWCC heard from several presenters in an informative session titled “Alabama Women and Financial Education.”
Invited by AWC member Suze Butts and sponsored by Brantley Bank and Trust, students benefited from the information and networking opportunity.
“It was a great privilege to meet female candidates and Gov. Kay Ivey,” said Hannah Helms, LBWCC student from Luverne. “It was a great experience for all of us who attended. As a young woman, it is always good to see such positive role models.”
In addition to Helms, dual enrollment students from Luverne High School attending the event were Emily Turner, Callie Armstrong, Hollan Helms, and Natalie Weaver.
Also attending were LBWCC Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Quality and the Luverne Center Dr. Shannon Levitzke, Luverne Center Director Laura Elliott, and Director of Recruitment Heather Owen.
Panelists for the financial session included Dr. Stephanie Yates, director of the Regions Institute for Financial Education at the University of Alabama in Birmingham; Jamie Ison, realtor and former legislator; Barrie Stokes, senior vice president and general counsel at Protective Life Corporation; and Sommer Morris, financial advisor for the McInnes Morris Group, Morgan Stanley.
The conference concluded with a luncheon and address by Gov. Ivey, who stated, “Sometimes the best man for the job is a woman,” and praised the outstanding contributions made by women in Alabama.