Molly Collier Rawn to Deliver First Lecture in New Series Hosted by Distinguished Lectures Committee

Molly Collier Rawn will speak at a virtual lecture Wednesday, Sept. 23.
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Molly Collier Rawn will speak at a virtual lecture Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Molly Collier Rawn, University of Arkansas alumna and CEO of the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission, is slated to deliver the first lecture in a new series sponsored by the Distinguished Lectures Committee titled "Growing Pains." Rawn's lecture will be held virtually via Zoom at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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"Growing Pains" was conceived by the Distinguished Lectures Committee as a platform for Northwest Arkansas leaders to share their professional stories and inspire University of Arkansas students. "We are so excited to start this community speaker series and uplift voices here in Fayetteville," said Michael Fuhrman, vice chair of the student committee. "Taking opportunities to invest in our own community is so important as we continue to navigate this year together."

Before joining the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission, Rawn was a leader in bringing the region its first hands-on museum for children and families. She served as the director of development and communication for the Scott Family Amazeum. Currently, Rawn serves as president of the Northwest Arkansas Tourism Association, and she contributes to the city as a board member of the Northwest Arkansas Film Commission, the Arkansas Hospitality Association's Travel Council, and the Arkansas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus. In 2015, Rawn was included as a member of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal's "40 under 40." Most recently, Rawn has worked as an ally to the city's local businesses, being appointed by mayor Lioneld Jordan to Fayetteville's Small Business Development Task Force.

Rawn is an Arkansas native and University of Arkansas graduate who has made her home in Fayetteville for 15 years, along with her husband and three children.

The Distinguished Lectures Committee is a joint student and faculty committee which decides which dynamic and pertinent speakers to bring to the University of Arkansas campus. These speaking engagements are completely free to all students. Distinguished Lectures Committee is a program in the Division of Student Affairs.

About the Division of Student Affairs: The Division of Student Affairs supports students in pursuing knowledge, earning a degree, finding meaningful careers, exploring diversity, and connecting with the global community. We provide students housing, dining, health care resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We enhance the University of Arkansas experience and help students succeed, one student at a time.


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Scott Flanagin, executive director of communications
Division of Student Affairs


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