By Taylor Trevizo
Division of Outreach and Community Engagement 

The Women’s Leadership Network at UCA is hosting a networking luncheon with Colleen Nick on Oct. 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hole in the Wall Café in Conway. The event is designed to share tips with mothers on ways to keep their children safe.

Colleen Nick

When Nick’s own daughter, Morgan Nick, was kidnapped in 1995, she left her job to pursue the fight to bring her daughter, and other missing children, home. At the networking luncheon, Nick will share details of her story and will also provide mothers with tips such as how to keep children safe while on the internet.

Colleen Nick formed the Morgan Nick Foundation, where she serves as executive director, to help thousands of families in crisis and to provide intervention, support and reunification to children and their families. The foundation is proactive and leads prevention education programs for communities, children and schools.

Nick is also a nationally recognized spokesperson and advocate for missing children. She was integral in Arkansas becoming the third state in the nation to adopt the AMBER Alert system. She has met with President George W. Bush at the White House Conference on Missing and Exploited Children to discuss new resources in the fight to find missing children and she is a co-creator and senior coordinator of Team H.O.P.E., which is a peer support mentoring program for families of the missing at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Entry to the luncheon is limited. To register, please visit uca.edu/outreach/women. For more information, contact Dr. Shaneil Ealy at sealy@uca.edu or call (501) 450-3118.