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Clinton mayor is panelist on 'Diverse Paths: Building Successful Careers'

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Clinton Mayor LaMetta K. Wynn is one of six panelists who will discuss "Diverse Paths: Building Successful Careers" at the University of Iowa on Friday, Jan. 24, in a Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Week event.

The panel discussion, sponsored by UI Career Development Services, will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room W401 of the Pappajohn Business Administration Building. Admission is open to the public and is free.

Born in Galena, Ill., Wynn is the first African American woman to be mayor in the state of Iowa and was named in November as one of the 25 Most Dynamic Mayors in America by Newsweek magazine. A home care coordinator with Samaritan Homecare and Hospice, she is a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids, and is the mother of 10 children.

Other panelists who will share their stories of personal and professional success, are Crystal Blount, distribution manager of Procter and Gamble in Iowa City; Dr. Benny Hawkins, periodontics professor in the UI College of Dentistry; Ray Manning of the Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Iowa City; Miranda Akeya, owner of Elike Traditions in Iowa City; and Dr. Eric Rivera, professor and chair of endodontics in the College of Dentistry.

Persons with disabilities who are in need of accommodations in order to participate should contact the Career Development Services at (319) 335-1385.