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Cumberland Valley Women's Conference

Penn State Mont Alto has supported the Cumberland Valley Women’s Conference (CVWC) since 1994 and hosted it on campus every third year.

The 23rd Annual Cumberland Valley Women’s Conference in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Penn State Mont Alto, “Living Life to Its Fullest,” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Corrinne Caldwell, a former Chief Executive Officer of Penn State Mont Alto.

“The conference is meant to promote a sense of community among women of all ages and walks of life in the Cumberland Valley by providing an opportunity for women and men to network, learn how to improve the quality of their lives, and celebrate the achievements of women,” said Conference Chair Alice Royer, Penn State Mont Alto assistant teaching professor in English and Women’s Studies.

Approximately 235 participants attend this annual conference that includes over 20 workshops within four workshop sessions, over 25 exhibits, an engaging keynote speaker, lunch, giveaways, and door prizes.

Qualified individuals who wish to serve as vendors are invited to submit proposals. In addition to presentations by community members, Penn State Mont Alto also draws upon faculty expertise in its Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Nursing programs to provide a wide variety of workshops related to healthy living.

Workshops for health care professionals seeking professional development units in Occupational Therapy will be provided during this year’s conference.

Funds for the conference are provided through the generosity of organizations and institutions in the Cumberland Valley. For information about how to support this community event, contact Alice Royer.

Some former conference titles and keynote speakers have included Healthy Women, Marie Foster Gnage, former president of west Virginia University at Parkersburg; “Be Well, Live Well, Stay Well,” Sherry Goertz, Penn State Mont Alto assistant professor of nursing; and “Happily Healthy!” Sherri Stahl, Summit Health senior vice president for hospital services.

More information and registration is available online.