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Tuscarawas News Detail

15th Annual The Road Not Taken program a success

Posted Apr. 12, 2013

Camille Favre, senior vice president of human resources at Seven Seventeen Credit Union, served as the keynote speaker for The Road Not Taken, a High Math/High Tech/High Wage conference for young women that was held at Kent State University at Trumbull on Friday, April 12, 2013. This year marked the 15th anniversary of the program.

Approximately 135 sophomore girls from Trumbull County high schools participated in the program, which is designed to encourage young women to explore nontraditional careers in math, science and technology.

Students chose four career topics from a list of one dozen that they would like to explore during the conference with local professional women – including Dr. Sonia Alemagno (Dean, College of Public Health, Kent State University) and Diane Sauer (Diane Sauer Chevrolet) – conducting presentations and hands-on activities on their various career topics.

The conference was presented by The Trumbull Career & Technical Center and the Kent State University at Trumbull Diversity Council.

Area high schools which had students attending The Road Not Taken included:

  • Badger
  • Bloomfield
  • Bristol
  • Champion
  • Girard
  • Warren Harding
  • Howland
  • Kennedy
  • LaBrae
  • Lakeview
  • Liberty
  • Lordstown
  • Mathews
  • McDonald
  • Mineral Ridge
  • Newton Falls
  • Niles McKinley
  • Southington (Chalker)

Keynote speaker Camille Favre
Keynote speaker Camille Favre, senior vice president of human resources
at Seven Seventeen Credit Union addresses the attendees to open the
program.


Chemistry with Dr. Valerie Cubon-Bell
Kent State Trumbull's Dr. Valerie Cubon-Bell speaks about chemistry.


Polymer Science
Area high school students take part in a polymer science experiment
under the direction of Marcia Weidknecht, PhD from the University of Akron.

Public Health with Dr. Sonia Alemagno
Kent State's Dr. Sonia Alemagno, dean for
College of Public Health discusses water purity
in Third World countries with program attendees.

Entrepreneurship with Diane Sauer
Diane Sauer, owner of Diane Sauer Chevrolet
speaks on the topic of employee relations
during her Entrepreneurship presentation.