Global Connections, Global Penn State to celebrate International Women’s Day

March 17, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Global Connections and Global Penn State are celebrating International Women’s Day on March 25 and awarding the Spirit of Internationalization in the Centre Country region.

A breakfast will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Atherton Hotel. Lee Ann De Reus, associate professor of human development and family studies at Penn State-Altoona and co-founder of the Panzi Foundation USA, is the keynote speaker. 

Visit the Global Penn State website to RSVP and learn more about the International Women’s Day Breakfast.

International Women's Day is celebrated by universities, businesses, nonprofit organizations and millions of individuals around the world at rallies, festivals, conferences, performances and more. According to the United Nations website, the event has been celebrated March 8 since the early 1900s. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.

The Spirit of Internationalization Award honors those with international interests who have shown extraordinary strength of character and commitment to the cause of empowering and/or uniting the international community of women and girls. The 2015 award winners are Jaia Clingham-David, Dorothy Blair, Debra Greenleaf, Kenya Crawford and Ariana De Reus.

Contact Clara Hensel at or 814-863-3927 with questions about the Women’s Day Breakfast or the Spirit of Internationalization Awards.

Last Updated March 17, 2015