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Bellevue University Presents “Women of Government” on Thursday, December 5; Invites Aspiring Public Servants to Attend and Be Inspired

Bellevue University will present “Women of Government,” a luncheon event designed to support and develop aspiring public servants, on Thursday, Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the John B. Muller Administrative Services Building, 812 Bruin Blvd., Bellevue, NE 68005.

The “Women of Government” event features a panel of five female public officials from the Omaha metropolitan area: Rita Sanders, District Representative for U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry; Rosalyn Cotton, Chair, Nebraska Board of Parole; Diane Battiato, Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds; Michelle Andahl, Sarpy County Election Commissioner; and Carol Blood, Nebraska State Senator, District 3.

According to Gina Ponce, Bellevue University’s Director of Latino Community Outreach, the panel discussion and luncheon is an opportunity for attendees to be inspired and to learn how, specifically, the panelists started and have sustained their involvement in public service and government roles. “Bellevue University is excited to help share the unique insights that these successful female public servants have with those who may be considering running for office or committing themselves to public service. Their experiences are valuable and inspiring. We believe that sharing them strengthens the metro community.”

Ponce added that the “Women of Government” event is the third in a series of female-focused leadership events that Bellevue University will present. “Each quarter, we are looking forward to highlighting the achievements of the women leaders in our community who are excelling in diverse areas that range from business to education to non-profit services and more,” she said.

The “Women of Government event is open to the public and the cost is $15. Lunch is included in the registration. Attendees can register by calling 402-293-2000 by Dec. 2.

About Bellevue University

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with nearly 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommision.org).