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WPSD Local 6's Jennifer Horbelt is Working Women's Conference keynote speaker on Feb. 6

01-22-2015


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut




MARTIN, Tenn. – Jennifer Horbelt, UT Martin alumna and co-anchor of WPSD Local 6 news in Paducah, Ky., is the keynote speaker for the University of Tennessee at Martin’s 17th annual Working Women’s Conference. She will speak on “Reconstructing Your Life.” The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Feb. 6, in the Boling University Center Duncan Ballroom on the main campus. Registration is $40 per person and participants must be enrolled by Feb. 1. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all activities.

Horbelt began her WPSD career while a student at UT Martin and worked her way up from intern to reporter to evening anchor. She covered several high-profile local trials as well as the 2009 winter storm. In 2011 she moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., to anchor at NBC affiliate KOAA News 5 and took part in the coverage of several massive wildfires, the Aurora theater shooting, the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl appearance and President Obama’s 2012 campaign. She received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award during UT Martin’s 2014 Homecoming celebration.

This year’s conference theme is “Women Under Construction: Building Career, Family and Communities.” Sessions will focus on building personal and professional relationships, physical fitness and emotional strength.

The conference schedule is as follows:

• 8:30 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast
• 9 – Welcome from UT Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes and Charley Deal, WestStar executive director
• 9:15 – Keynote Speaker – “Reconstructing your Life,” Jennifer Horbelt
• 10 – “Constructing Your Family Tree,” Stephanie Tayloe, W.G. Rhea Public Library
• 10:45 – Break
• 11 – “Building Relationships, Influence and Impact,” Alissa DeWitt; founder, executive coach and consultant; Executive Impact
• 11:45 – Lunch
• 1 p.m. – “Building a Firm Foundation,” Loral Underwood, personal trainer
• 1:45 – “Building Spirits,” Dr. Teresa Collard, UT Martin assistant professor of communications

Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited. Register online at http://www.utmforever.com/wc2015 or contact Virginia Grimes, WestStar coordinator, at vgrimes@utm.edu or by phone at 731-881-7298.

The UT Martin WestStar Leadership Program in partnership with the Tom E. Hendrix Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise makes the Working Women’s Conference possible.

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MARTIN, Tenn., Jan. 22, 2015 – JENNIFER HORBELT IS CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Jennifer Horbelt (center), UT Martin alumna and co-anchor of WPSD Local 6 news in Paducah, Ky., is the keynote speaker for UT Martin’s 17th annual Working Women’s Conference. She will speak on “Reconstructing Your Life.” The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Feb. 6, in the Boling University Center Duncan Ballroom on the main campus. Horbelt is pictured in October at UT Martin’s 2014 Homecoming celebration when she received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Also pictured are Dr. Bob Smith, president emeritus of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, and Lin Dunn, retired WNBA coach, who also both received homecoming awards.





 

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