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ULM to celebrate Women’s History Month

Published February 28, 2014

The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Diversity Committee and the College of Business and Social Sciences, will present three events and a leadership conference during the month of March in celebration of Women’s History Month. All events are free and open to the public.


“We are very pleased to host Women’s History Month again at ULM,” said Dr. Wayne Brumfield, Vice President for Student Affairs. “Our speaker lineup is very exciting and we believe that they will bring a plethora of experiences to each presentation.”

Events are as follows:

At 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, Sister Kathleen Cain of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady North American Province, will speak in the ULM Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library. A reception will follow the event. 

The College of Business and Social Sciences will host its inaugural Women in Leadership Conference on March 12, as part of ULM’s celebration of Women’s History.


Five ULM graduates will give various presentations throughout the day.

Guests include: Kathryn Sullivan, CEO of UnitedHealthcare—Central Region; Teri Fontenot, CEO of Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge; Kristin Wall , CEO of Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Corporation; Maxine Moreau, Executive Vice President of Network Services for CenturyLink; and Angela McCray, creator of Project REMADE, a post-prison entrepreneurship training program for women.

Presentations will run  consecutively from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the SUB Ballroom area, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building.


Judge Ann McIntyre—who graduated from ULM in 1974 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing—will speak at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 17, in the ULM Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library.

McIntyre—an attorney and Judge for the 7th Ward in Winnsboro City Court—earned her Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College of Law. McIntyre serves on the Board of Directors for the Wellspring of Northeast Louisiana, and is a graduate of Neville High School in Monroe. A reception will follow the event.

At 5:30 p.m., on Monday, March 24, Meryl Kennedy-Farr—Vice President of Marketing and Sales Director for Kennedy Rice Mill and managing partner for Planters Rice Mill and Delta Land and Farm Management—will speak in the ULM Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library.


Kennedy-Farr was born and raised in Morehouse Parish. After finishing college at the University of Georgia with a degree in international affairs, Kennedy-Farr returned home to join the family business.

The Kennedy family agribusiness includes drying, grain storage, grain marketing, land management, real-estate, and rice milling.

Kennedy-Farr is an active member of the community and serves on several local boards including the ULM Foundation Board. A reception will follow the event.

For more information, contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 318-342-5215.