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Martin University Campus Safety Week

September 29 - October 3, 2014

Martin University Campus Safety Week

Monday, September 29, 2014  

12:00 – 1:30

In the Gathertorium

Michelle Corrao


September 12, 1996 my life as I knew it was changed forever.  As I was approaching home after a long days work, I noticed three men walking down the street. Something about this was suspicious so I decided to drive around the block and when I returned to my house, they were gone.

I parked my car, grabbed my things and walked up to my door. In an instant, I was struck on the head and knocked to the ground. I raised my head to feel the blood running down my face and a voice threatening to kill me if I screamed as a gun was pushed into my face. I was scared for my life, my pleas to leave me and take my belongings ignored. Unable to escape and feeling terrified and alone, my only hope was to pray for my life and for those that I love, hoping that I would see them again.

If you would like to hear the rest of my story I will be sharing at Martin University during Campus Safety Week on Monday September 29, 2014 at 12 noon in the Gathertorium.

Michelle Corrao, Assistant Director for Prevail, has been awarded the “Special Courage Award” by the US Attorney General, Eric Holder. The “Special Courage Award” recognizes extraordinary bravery in the aftermath of a crime or courageous act on behalf of a victim or potential victim.

  Molly Burns

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    12:00 – 1:30

Molly joined Fairbanks in the fall of 2011 as the Director of Marketing and Business Development.  She provides strategic oversight and leadership to the Marketing and Business Development departments at Fairbanks. 

Prior to joining Fairbanks, Molly was the Vice President of Business Development for The Hagerman Group a commercial construction firm headquartered in Fort Wayne.  At Hagerman, Molly oversaw the acquisition of new projects and clients for the firm.  Her healthcare experience includes marketing and sales roles with Anthem, Lifelines Rehabilitation Services and Kindred Healthcare.

Molly has a BA degree in Communications from Purdue University and is working on an MBA through the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Molly is on the Chairman of the Board of Managers for the Baxter YMCA, a member of Executive Women in Healthcare, a precinct committee chair and the past president of the Indiana Society of Marketing Professional Services.


Friday, October 3, 2014

    12:00 – 1:30

     In the Gathertorium

Marita Bower

The owner and course instructor, Marita Bower, has many years of experience through her studies and work as a Prison Guard, Chief Probation Officer, Work Release Program Director, and Therapist.  She has worked with convicted felons, including sex offenders, in both correctional and community-based programs.  She also has experience assisting victims and their families. She served on the Board of Directors for the Midwest Regional Network for Intervention with Sex Offenders (MRNISO) from 1996 until 2014.   Marita is a 2nd degree black belt in Shorei Kai Karate at Adamson’s Karate Studios, Noblesville.

 Women have a particular disadvantage being typically lesser in size, weight, reach, and strength than most men, so A Fighting Chance teaches women techniques that emphasize a woman’s strongest “weapons,” against an offender’s weakest targets.  Studies have shown that 50% of attackers fled from a woman who was willing to resist.  The key; however, is to fight effectively before becoming exhausted.