ATHENA Connections End-of-Year Celebration & Reception

Join Edinboro University in congratulating our 2nd “graduating class” of ATHENA College Connections student participants at our annual end-of-year celebration reception. The ATHENA College Connections program at Edinboro University is a partnership between ATHENA International, ATHENA Erie, The Edinboro University Advancement Office and Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning and the Edinboro Women’s Philanthropy Council.

Each year, several student participants partner with a team of external facilitators to explore the eight tenants of the ATHENA leadership model through discussion and reflection:

  1.  Living authentically
  2. Learning constantly
  3. Advocating fiercely
  4. Acting courageously
  5. Fostering collaboration
  6. Building relationships
  7. Giving back
  8. Celebrating

Our facilitators represent a broad range of industries, expertise and leadership style. This year, our facilitators were:
Monica Clem: Executive director, Edinboro University Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning
Beth Burnside: Owner, CMIT Solutions of Erie
Adria Johnson: Owner, Headcases, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon
Julie Chacona: Director of Development, Edinboro University
Kim Paris: Regional strategic human resources manager, Penn State Behrend
Linda Jo Thornberg: Vice President, Higher Images Marketing, Inc./President: Pittsburgh Business Show
Melissa Sulkowski, RN, MA, LPC: Owner, Nurturinse

Event Agenda:

5:00-5:45: Networking mixer (heavy hors d’oeuvres)

5:45-7:00: Welcome from Edinboro University President Dr. Michael Hannan
Keynote: Erie Mayor Joe Schember
Remarks and student pinning ceremony: Linda Stevenson, Chair of ATHENA Erie

For more information, contact:
Monica Clem

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Join Us

  • Monica Clem
  • Julie Chacona
  • Pertrina Marrero
  • Terrence Mitchell
  • Marissa Rodriguez
  • Denise Manjarrez
  • Marilyn Goellner
  • Jessica Gray
  • Josette Skobieranda-Dau
  • Erinn Lake
  • Elizabeth Farbotnik
  • Julianna D'Alfonso
  • Lauren Parent
  • Marybeth Smialek
  • Brian Paganie
  • Hollie Kaufman
  • Nicholas Bryson
  • Beth Zimmer
  • Taylor Allison
  • Melissa Gibson
  • Tiffany Krasa
  • Tiffany Krasa
  • Afrieeica Woodard
  • Brenda Abreu-Baker
  • Robert Wertz
  • Angelica Sack
  • Halie Lewis