CONTACT: VANESSA SHELTON
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Clinton mayor is panelist on 'Diverse Paths: Building Successful Careers'
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Clinton Mayor LaMetta K. Wynn is one of six panelists who
will discuss "Diverse Paths: Building Successful Careers" at the
University of Iowa on Friday, Jan. 24, in a Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights
The panel discussion, sponsored by UI Career Development Services, will be
from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room W401 of the Pappajohn Business Administration
Building. Admission is open to the public and is free.
Born in Galena, Ill., Wynn is the first African American woman to be mayor
in the state of Iowa and was named in November as one of the 25 Most Dynamic
Mayors in America by Newsweek magazine. A home care coordinator with Samaritan
Homecare and Hospice, she is a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing
in Cedar Rapids, and is the mother of 10 children.
Other panelists who will share their stories of personal and professional
success, are Crystal Blount, distribution manager of Procter and Gamble in
Iowa City; Dr. Benny Hawkins, periodontics professor in the UI College of
Dentistry; Ray Manning of the Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Iowa City;
Miranda Akeya, owner of Elike Traditions in Iowa City; and Dr. Eric Rivera,
professor and chair of endodontics in the College of Dentistry.
Persons with disabilities who are in need of accommodations in order to participate
should contact the Career Development Services at (319) 335-1385.