Women’s History Month Events Include Panels, Forums and a Pop-up Exhibit

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In honor of Women’s History Month, Bucks County Community College presents two free forums on Thursday, March 23. In addition, college president Dr. Felicia Ganther will be a featured speaker in a virtual forum hosted by Guttman Community College in New York City on March 30.

And the Library is hosting a pop-up exhibition from the African American Museum of Bucks County, featuring the historic contributions of women of color, March 20 – 31 at the Newtown Campus.

Women’s Power Panel at Newtown

The Office of Community & Government Relations presents the second annual Women’s Power Panel at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Newtown Campus and live on Zoom.

Interim Associate Vice President of Advancement Christina Kahmar will moderate the discussion, centered on the national theme for Women’s History Month, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Story.” The panelists will discuss the obstacles, challenges, and opportunities they encountered on their paths to success.

The panelists are:

  • Sara Araya, JD, Loan officer, Advisors Mortgage Group LLC
  • Dr. Vail P. Garvin, FACHE, President Emerita, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce
  • Silvi Haldipur, President, Desis of Doylestown
  • Adrienne King, President, The PairUP Society

The Women’s Power Panel takes place at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the Gallagher Room, located in the Rollins Center on the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., 18940. It will be streamed live on Zoom for those who register. The event is free and open to the public.

Women in Politics Share Forum at Bristol

Meanwhile, the Social and Behavioral Science Department presents the Political Power Hour: Women in Politics at noon Thursday, March 23, at the Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks and live on Zoom.

Moderated by faculty member Bill Pezza, the forum features the following participants:

  • Hon. Tina Davis (D-141), State Representative
  • Hon. Diane Ellis-Marseglia (D), Bucks County Commissioner
  • Cathy Horwatt, Bucks County League of Women Voters
  • Hon. Kristin Marcell (R-178), State Representative
  • Tiffany Thomas-Smith, Esq., (D), former candidate, Bucks County Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. Kathleen “K.C.” Tomlinson (R-18), State Representative

The Political Power Hour takes place in the Student Commons on the campus, located at 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol, Pa., 19007. It will be streamed live on Zoom for those who register. The event is free and open to the public

Dr. Ganther Joins Presidential Panel in NYC

Bucks County Community College president Felicia L. Ganther, J.D., Ph.D., is a featured panelist on Guttman Community College’s President’s Speaker Series at noon Thursday, March 30. The virtual forum will be hosted by Dr. Larry D. Johnson, president of the college that’s part of the City University of New York (CUNY). The topic is “Woman King: Challenging Hierarchical Norms in the 21st Century.”

Pop-up History Comes to Newtown

The African American Museum of Bucks County brings its pop-up exhibition celebrating the historic contributions of women of color to Bucks County Community College’s Newtown Library. Located inside the main entrance, the exhibition is free and open to the public March 20 – 31 during library hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The Library can be accessed through the Gateway Center building entrance on the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa.

For more information on Women’s History Month events at Bucks County Community College, contact the Office of Community and Government Relations at

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