McDaniel’s alumni panel celebrates Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, McDaniel College hosts a panel discussion highlighting five alumnae working in leadership roles in the Baltimore area. Free and open to the public, the “Women in Leadership” panel discussion takes place March 22, at 6:30 p.m., in McDaniel Lounge, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md.

Moderated by Robyn Allers, special liaison for college relations at McDaniel, each of the panelists will discuss where they have been and where they are headed as women in leadership roles. Speakers are:

• Nupur Parekh Flynn, managing director / co-director of marketing for Brown Capital Management
• Jaime Walker Luse, partner at Tydings & Rosenberg LLP
• Dawn Motovidlak, president and CEO of Business Health Services
• Erin Thompson Strovel, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
• Jessica Watson, CEO of JWatson Creative

Organized by the McDaniel Women’s Leadership Network, sponsors of the event are McDaniel’s First Year Program, Leadership, Engagement and Development Program, Women’s Issues Group, Panhellenic Council, and the offices of Career Services and Diversity & Multicultural Affairs.

For more information about McDaniel College, call 410-857-2290.

About the Panelists:
Nupur Parekh Flynn is a 1994 alumnae of McDaniel College. As managing director/co-director of marketing at Brown Capital Management, she works with prospective clients and helps to provide solutions to meet their needs; develop and understand relationships with consultants; and create cross-selling opportunities across products and services where appropriate.

Jaime Walker Luse is a 1999 alumnae of McDaniel College. At Tydings & Rosenberg, she defends businesses of all sizes in commercial and employment litigation and is experienced in the state and federal courts of Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia. She is also adept at negotiating with adversaries to resolve disputes efficiently on behalf of her clients. She provides pro bono legal services through Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.

Dawn Motovidlak is a 1994 alumnae of McDaniel College. She purchased Business Health Services, a national provider of wellness programs, in 1999, and has revolutionized the perception and value of workplace wellness programs. She has successfully created a benchmark within the behavioral healthcare industry by combining a progressive focus on managing behavioral risk with both traditional and contemporary workplace initiatives.

Erin Thompson Strovel is a 1993 alumnae of McDaniel College. Dr. Strovel serves as assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. During her career as a clinical geneticist, she has been at the forefront of medical science on a variety of health problems that are inherited or are caused by genetic mutation, and awarded a number of grants earned from the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and National Human Genome Research Institute.

Jessica Watson is a 2005 alumnae of McDaniel College, and founded JWatson Creative, a full-service graphic design firm focused on delivering high quality branding, Web sites and marketing collateral that produce results. She is also a manager for B’More Creatives, a networking and support group for women in the creative profession.

About McDaniel College
McDaniel College, recognized nationally among 40 Colleges that Change Lives and U.S. News top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences, offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly-regarded graduate programs. Its hallmark faculty-student collaborations in research, teaching and mentoring plus hundreds of leadership and service opportunities enrich a lively learning experience that is rooted in a personalized interdisciplinary and global curriculum.

Innovative January courses take students to points all over the world while McDaniel’s degree-granting European campus offers a unique opportunity for international study at the only American university in Budapest, Hungary. A diverse and close-knit community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,560 part-time graduate students, McDaniel also boasts a spectacular 160-acre hilltop campus in Westminster, Md., an hour or less from Baltimore, D.C., the Chesapeake Bay, an Amtrak station and BWI international airport.

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