The Stamp and MICA celebrate Women's History Month at UMD

A poster and buttons for Women's History Month are displayed on a table
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Women’s History Month kicked off with an Opening Celebration in the Colony Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union on March 1st. The celebration featured performances, a keynote from the Director of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Marsha Guenzler Stevens, and a number of free giveaways! 

This year’s theme, Trailblazing Women, celebrates the amazing women who have lead the way at Maryland and beyond. Dr. Guenzler Stevens highlighted a number of women who have blazed a trail for others to follow here at UMD, including the namesake for our student union and the former Dean of Women, Adele H. Stamp, the first Jewish-American astronaut, Judith Resnik, Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes, and national journalists who got their start here in College Park, Gayle King and Connie Chung.National theme trailblazing women in business in industry

Instead of being intimidated by these women and their accomplishments, and believing that we could not possibly follow in their footsteps, Dr. Guenzler Stevens instead asks us to considers that they probably got their start by answering two questions: Who am I and what is my purpose?

In answering these questions we can find the courage to follow these women on their path or find the strength to blaze our own trail. 

Events for Women’s History Month continue throughout March and feature a variety of opportunities for students and faculty to come out and be a part of the experience. Ranging from film screenings to discussions to mural/art making, there are many events you can take part in!

A full calendar of events can be found at and participants are encouraged to share their experiences, thoughts, and ideas using the hashtags #WHM2017 and #TrailblazingWomen.

Details and information on events can also be found on MICA’s Website here.

Adele H. Stamp Student Union, WHM