Women Who Dared
The Women Who Dared Poster Campaign celebrates the courageousness of women who have dared to do more, see more, be more than what others had planned or expected.
Women Who Dared to Vote
Women’s Outreach Center, All Day
The first 20 women who come to the WOC with an “I Voted” sticker get a free T-shirt!
Women Who Dared to Persevere
Nigh University Center, Heritage Room, 11:30 – 1:00pm
Panel Luncheon with esteemed guest speakers – Free food!
Delores Welch, M.Ed.
Delores Welch is currently the Coordinator of the Domestic Violence Education for Incarcerated Women program at YWCA Oklahoma City. Her varied career includes various positions at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and AT&T, starting in Special Services Engineering as a Circuit Design Clerk at 19 years old finishing with an early retirement 31 years later in 2008 as a Senior Project Manager in National Project Management.
Ms. Welch is the recipient of the 2005 Recognition Award for Value and Excellence (RAVE) from Professional Women of Southwestern Bell Corporation Oklahoma Chapter. In the past she has held leadership positions in the Women of AT&T Oklahoma Chapter as President Elect 2008, VP Programs 2001-2002, and Director Community Service 2005-2011. As a National Association of Masters in Psychology member 1996-2005, she actively recruited student members to lobby the Oklahoma State Legislature for the approval of the Licensed Behavioral Practitioner (LBP) license; serving on the first LBP Advisory Board with Oklahoma State Department of Health 2001-2002. From 2007-2010 she served on the Post Adjudication Review Board of Logan County.
Delores holds a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Education, Community Counseling Psychology, both from the University of Central Oklahoma. After completing an Intercession class Women in Justice, taught by Dr. Linda Alberty here at UCO, Ms. Welch is on a mission to empower and educate incarcerated women to live free of interpersonal relationship violence upon release.
Beth Lykins has rocked thousands of babies at Infant Crisis Services as the Director of Volunteer Programs for seven years. She is a graduate from UCO with a Bachelors of Science in Child Development. Beth has been married to her high school sweetheart Kelly Lykins for 15 years and they have two remarkable boys Ryan, 13 and Ryder, 4. In 2009, Beth was diagnosed with stage 3 Breast Cancer and after an intense two year battle is now in remission and still rocking babies. "My greatest accomplishments are my marriage, my children and my faith. Without them, I would not be here today."
Women Who Dared to Share
UCO Campus, All Day
The clothing that has been collected through the first two weeks of November will be donated to City Rescue
Women Who Dared to Care
Nigh University Center, Mural Area (2nd floor, across from Barnes & Noble), 11:00 – 12:00 pm
No-sew blanket assembly, open to everyone, will be donated to Project Warmth