February 21, 2011
17th Annual WINGS conference on campus Feb. 25-26
Harding University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program and Counseling Center will host the 17th annual Women in God’s Service (WINGS) conference Feb. 25-26 on campus in the American Heritage Center.
The WINGS conference encourages women of all ages from all over the region to come together and study topics both timely and helpful to Christians. This year’s conference, “Unveiled Faces,” focuses on “Living Authentic Lives.”
The program features numerous speakers and a variety of breakout sessions on topics such as life as a single woman, Biblical womanhood, relationship with God and others, and much more. The three keynote speakers are Becky Fowler Blackmon, Dr. Cheri Yecke and Briana Cunningham.
Blackmon was born in Texas but moved with her family to New England when she was 9 years old to do mission work. She is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and holds a bachelor’s degree in education. She has taught junior high English and Latin and is the author of The Begging Place. She and her husband, Jeff, have been married 38 years and have two children. They reside in Woodway, Texas. Blackmon has traveled the country speaking to other women, including lectures at Brown Trail Church of Christ, Freed Hardeman University, the Harding WINGS conference, and Ohio Valley University.
Yecke is the dean of graduate studies at Harding University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from University of Hawaii, a Master of Science degree in Teaching from University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology with an emphasis in gifted education from University of Virginia. In addition to works published in peer-reviewed journals, she is the author of two books, The War Against Excellence: The Rising Tide of Mediocrity in America’s Middle Schools and Mayhem in the Middle. She has given nearly 400 keynote addresses and presentations in more than 20 states. She and her husband, Major Dennis J. Yecke, USMC (Retired), are members of College Church of Christ in Searcy and have two daughters.
Cunningham is a counselor in the counseling center clinic at Harding University. She holds a Master of Science degree in marriage and family therapy from Harding. She and her husband, Regie, are members of West Pleasure Church of Christ in Searcy. They have a 9-month-old son, Regie Jr.
A light meal will be served Friday evening, followed by a time of worship and the introduction of the first keynote speaker. Ladies will enjoy a coffeehouse fellowship later that evening. Saturday worship and classes begin at 8:30 a.m. A special luncheon will be held in the Founders Room, followed by a presentation of door prizes. The closing devotional will be at 1:45 p.m.
Registration begins Friday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. in the American Heritage Center lobby on campus. The cost is $35 for adults and $10 for students with their student ID. Babysitting will be offered at College Church of Christ under the supervision of Linda Olree.
Up to six continuing education units (CEUs) are available in the areas of counseling, social work and education for $20. For more information regarding CEUs and scholarships or to register, contact Paula Vines at 501-279-4347.
Visit www.harding.edu/wings for a complete schedule of events or to register online.