“Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” Women’s History luncheon at South Campus

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 the San Jacinto College South Campus Women’s History Month Committee provided 70 students and guests with a great learning opportunity to educate themselves on the 2017 theme of “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”. San Jacinto College South Campus Government Professor Marcia Beyer, was the featured speaker for the luncheon. Professor Beyer graduated from Texas A&M University at College Station with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, a Master’s degree from the University of Houston in Political Science and Government and is currently working on her Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Houston.

Professor Beyer’s began by acknowledging one of her past San Jacinto College professors and mentor, Mr. Cecil Dorsey who was present.  Professor Beyer inspired students to overcome adversity and manage the natural challenges women and men face when attending higher education and raising a family. She highlighted three women that persevered despite their disadvantages: Joy Mangano who created the Miracle Mop and whose life story is now a movie named Joy; Martha Knight inventor of the square bottom paper bag; and Ada Lovelace who is considered to be the first programmer. Those in attendance enjoyed delicious chicken, cucumber and tuna sandwiches with plenty of delicious vegetables for a filling salad and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Once again, Chef Timothy Banks and his students with the North Culinary Arts program did an outstanding job in providing the meal for those that attended the event.