Associate Professor of English, Prudence Layne, delivered the keynote address at the Seventh Annual Women of Excellence conference hosted by Halifax Community College on March 18, 2016.
On March 15, 2016, Associate Professor of English, Prudence Layne, delovered the Seventh Annual Women of Excellence Conference held at Halifax Community College in Waldon, NC. Layne’s lecture, “When Excellence Subverts Womanhood . . .” addressed this year’s conference theme “We are W.O.M.E.N.: Women Organized for Motivational and Educational Networking.”
In her talk, Layne challenged participants to extend their bonds of sisterhood in new and uncommon ways. She urged them not to lose the ‘woman’ or the ‘hood’ in their pursuit of excellence, indulge in self-denigration or the denigration of other women in the process.
Among the more than 300 women attending the conference were Halifax Community College’s fourth President and CEO, Dr. Erwin V. Griffin, Jr. and Mayor of the Town of Halifax, Kristy Johnson , abd the first female mayor of Halifax.