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Entergy Makes Gift to Girls of Promise

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Entergy has made a $5,000 donation to the Arkansas Women's Foundation in support of the 2012 Girls of Promise Conference at Arkansas Tech University.

Sherrie Cotton (photographed, right), senior manager for training at Entergy Nuclear, made the check presentation on Thursday, April 5.

Mrs. Jill Brown (photographed, left), first lady of Arkansas Tech University, accepted the donation on behalf of the Arkansas Women's Foundation.

Fifty-nine young people visited the Arkansas Tech campus on Saturday, Feb. 4, to participate in the fourth annual Girls of Promise Conference in Russellville.

Girls of Promise is an initiative by the Women's Foundation of Arkansas to expose eighth-grade girls to possible careers in math, science and technology while introducing them to role models from a variety of fields.

"Through participation in Girls of Promise programs, girls begin to believe they can be and do anything," said Mrs. Brown, who serves as local committee chair for the annual Girls of Promise Conference.

The Women's Foundation of Arkansas, which was established in 1998, founded the Girls of Promise program in 2000. This year's conference at Arkansas Tech drew 53 eighth-grade girls and six alumnae of the program who are now in 10th grade.

Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, chancellor of Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus, addressed this year's Girls of Promise attendees. Participants also engaged in six breakout sessions during the day-long conference.

Click here to learn more about the Women's Foundation of Arkansas.