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NOVEMBER 8, 2014

Cultivating Resilience... Becoming Strong, Healthy and Successful!


It is with a heavy heart that we share the update that Terri Roberts has informed us that she needs to cancel all her speaking engagements for the coming months.  We send her our sincere wishes and prayers for healing.  You may follow her postings at http://www.joythroughadversity.com/ .

Stepping in as our featured keynote speaker will be Wilson College’s own Marybeth Famulare.  Marybeth’s life journey is a compelling story of resilience that crosses boundaries with topics of adoption, disability, family alcoholism, family system dysfunction, child abuse, and eating disorders.  Marybeth values respect, truth, resiliency and a sense of humor – all characteristics she models with those with whom her life intersects.  Join us and listen as she shares insight into personal struggles, strategies, lessons, miracles and hope.

Marybeth Famulare joined the Wilson College community as director of alumnae relations in March 2012. Both a rapt listener and skilled communicator, Marybeth has made person centered planning, collaboration and team building, as well as developing mentoring opportunities for personal and professional growth, a particular focus in her career. She has held positions within student and alumni services at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY and Shippensburg University.  In addition, Marybeth held family service and case management positions at Finger Lakes United Cerebral Palsy, Geneva NY and United Cerebral Palsy in central PA. Prior to coming to Wilson College, Marybeth served as the Project Consultant/Manager for the PA Link Network (ADRC) with oversight responsibilities as ADRC’s expand throughout the state of Pennsylvania. She holds degrees from Mater Dei College, The College of Saint Rose, and Shippensburg University.   Over the years, Marybeth has been actively involved with organizations in the communities in which she has lived and worked in leadership positions with Head Start, Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club, Rotary International and grass roots social ministries. As such, she has extensive experience in working with advisory boards/trustees, committees, and volunteers as well as supervision, training and event planning.  

Marybeth’s husband, Trever, is the Music/Theater Arts Department Chair and Director of Bands at Shippensburg University.  They are the very proud parents of two daughters Alana and Hannah who are students at Shippensburg University and Shippensburg High School respectively.  As a family they respect diversity of culture and support the arts.  They have previously served as host family to three Rotary International Exchange students and both daughters have participated in People to People Student Ambassador trips overseas.  Their careers and personal circles have always included supporting individuals to find their inner voice and build connections to be confident and happy.

They are an example to society that family system issues and survivors of child abuse surround us and the issues frequently remain all too invisible and unspoken. Marybeth
believes that the unspoken is what leads to ongoing fear, shame, self-esteem, mental health, addiction, general health or daily life functioning struggles. Her priority in life has been to break the family cycles and raise her children in a loving, supportive, healthy environment.    

We think you will agree, she defines and exudes the theme Cultivating Resilience.     

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Be sure to select ONLY two sessions. 

You may print the registration form and mail with your payment or you may register online.


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noun \ri-ˈzil-yən(t)s\
the ability to become strong,
healthy, or successful following adversity.     

Cultivating Resilience t-shirt available for $10 at time of
registration or at the conference.


*all events held in Laird Hall except for sessions*

7:30-8:30 a.m. Vendor Setup

8:30-9 a.m.       Registration/Vendors

9-9:15 a.m.   Welcome

9:30-10:30 a.m.  Session I

10:30-10:45 a.m.  Break/Vendors

10:45-11:45 a.m.  Session II

11:45-12:30 p.m.  Lunch/Vendors

12:30-1:30 p.m.  Keynote

1:30-2 p.m. Closing/Door Prizes

2-2:30 p.m.  Vendor Teardown