By Quran Hinson
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Women in the Camden County College community gathered March 30 to hear words of encouragement at a Women’s History Month luncheon.
Anita Wemple, president and chief executive officer of the Community Planning and Advocacy Council, spoke to the 40 people at the luncheon on the Blackwood campus. The luncheon and a similar gathering on March 28 on the Camden campus were the first events presented by the college’s African American Culture Club.
“As we celebrate today, I encourage you to think about some of the women who have positively contributed to your journey,” Wemple said.
Wemple has worked for more than 20 years in various areas of non-profit administration and services, including with Rutgers University and the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency.
CCC Student Government President Tiara Clyde said she was honored to be a part of an event that highlighted the resilience and dedication that women have shown toward the endeavors about which they are passionate.
“I stand before you today as a collection of those who have influenced me. Some of those women are in the room with me today,” she said.
Wemple served as guest speaker in place of Fatmata Kabia, former senior counsel at NBC Universal, who died a week before the event.