The American Association of University Women – Salisbury (AAUW) will hold its Women’s History Month Benefit Brunch on Saturday, March 18, at the First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St. in Salisbury, beginning at 9:30 AM.
The topic is “The Roots to Grow and the Wings to Fly: Changing the World with the Power of Education”, presented by the guest speaker Janet N. Spriggs. The guest artist will be Teresa A. Moore-Mitchell, an acclaimed classical concert artist and vocal instructor at Livingstone and Catawba Colleges.
Ms. Spriggs presently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She has worked within the North Carolina Community College System for over 20 years, serving for 15 years at Carteret Community College in Morehead City before moving to Rowan-Cabarrus in January 2012. In her current role at the College, Ms. Spriggs leads the Student Success and Service Excellence team which includes student success and support services, finance, human resources, and institutional effectiveness. She has completed the coursework for her doctorate in higher education administration at Northeastern University. Later this year she will complete her doctoral thesis, which focuses on understanding the support systems and services that improve persistence to completion for lower-income community college students.
Ms. Spriggs is a passionate advocate for serving others through leading and for making a difference through the power of education. Her quote for life: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Ms. Moore-Mitchell is well-known in the Salisbury Community as an outstanding classical vocal artist. She has performed throughout the country for over 29 years, including solo appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York City. Her international appearances include solo concerts and performances in Cuba, the Greek Islands, Germany, France, Austria and Italy. Her varied repertoire includes contemporary art songs, operatic arias and Negro spirituals. She holds a B.A. in music from Pfeiffer University, where she currently serves on the Alumni Board of Directors. Her Master’s Degree in Music is from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
The Benefit Brunch will help to send two local students to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) in June. Donations are welcome.
The Brunch is open to the public. Reservations are required by March 10. The cost is $10.00 per person. For reservations, contact Eileen Hanson-Kelly, Treasurer, at 704-855-8353 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Dr. Carol Cody, President, email@example.com or Kathy Pulliam, Secretary, Kathy@mkpulliam.com.