The ninth annual Honoring Women Veterans Conference at the University of Evansville is Saturday, June 16, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., in Ridgway University Center. This day of education, fun, and camaraderie is free and open for women who have served and currently serve in the United States military. The deadline for women veterans and current service members to register for the event is June 1.
Attendees will have the opportunity to get current information on military benefits and interact with fellow women veterans. Activities include a complimentary lunch and facials, manicures, massages, prizes, and more.
The speaker for the event will be Stacy Pearsall is a US Air Force Veteran and founder of Veterans Portrait Project (VPP). The VPP began while Pearsall rehabilitated from combat injuries sustained in Iraq. As one of the most decorated combat photographers of our time, Pearsall overcame more than the average soldier. She had to prove her mettle every day to demonstrate she deserved a position amongst the men. Pearsall will discuss overcoming sexual harassment, marginalization, and gender bias to become the first female to twice win the National Press Photographers Association Military Photographer of the Year. Though combat disabled and retired from military service, Pearsall continues to work worldwide as an independent photographer, and is an author, educator, military consultant, and public speaker. She recently adopted a service dog, Charlie. In November 2017, The Today Show presented Pearsall with Charlie, the “puppy with a purpose.” Charlie travels with her and is an integral part of her support system.
UE is proud to host this event and to celebrate the dedicated women who have served our country. The University is consistently ranked as a top college for veterans by U.S. News & World Report, Military Friendly Schools, Military Times Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, and Military Advanced Education.