Wonder Woman is Here!October 29th, 2012
If you didn’t know, Wonder Woman is on campus. She exists in a great collection of dolls and memorabilia in the Eberly Center for Women and in the real life hero Ms. Wanda Butts with her Josh Project.
For a short amount of time, more than 100 statuettes, toys, action figures and books about Wonder Woman will be on display in the Eberly Center. This collection includes pieces from the 60’s and 70’s as well as some of the more modern, iconic images of the heroine. We hope that you will stop by and see it before it leaves the campus. Thank you to Diversity Program Manager Jeff Witt for sharing this great treasure.
As super heroes go, not too many can match up with Ms. Wanda Butts, creator of the Josh Project. The Josh Project, located in the the UT Minority Business Development Center, was born out of the tragic drowning death of Ms. Butts’ son Josh Butts and has the sole mission to teach at-risk children how to swim.
For all her life-saving efforts, CNN has recognized Ms. Butts as one of 10 international heroes for 2012 and you can help her take the top spot by voting up to 10 times a day between now and November 28. Take a moment to see and hear how she saves lives by clicking here for the CNN website feature. The CNN 2012 winner will be announced live on December 2 at 9:00 pm. and don’t forget to vote!
Shanda Gore is the Associate Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Toledo. She is the Chair of the UT President’s Council on Diversity and works with leadership across campuses to assist in the development and implementation of strategic plans, policies, proposals, programs and operating procedures to support UT diversity initiatives. She is responsible for leading the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women focused on the issues and empowerment of women and creating and directing the Minority Business Development Center that nurtures entrepreneurial and economic development in the Toledo community by providing office space and services, training and mentoring and a network of professional advisers. Her expertise is in the area of diversity, equity and awareness program implementations.
Email this author | All posts by Shanda Gore