Jane B. Stephenson

Pioneer in Women’s Education.

October 3, 2013, 3:00 p.m.

Jane B. Stephenson, wife of former Berea College President John Stephenson, founded the New Opportunity School for Women in 1987 to improve the educational, financial, and personal circumstances of low-income Appalachian women. The development and impact of this innovative program, which won the Oprah Show’s “Use Your Life Award,” will be discussed by Stephenson, enhanced with photography by her son David Stephenson and a performance by the Women’s Choir.