March is the month where women are honored, recognized and celebrated for their contributions and special achievements over the course of American history. Here at Martin University, we are celebrating and giving spotlight to our very own Alumna, this Women’s History Month.
To close our women's history month spotlight, we are featuring Debra Bluitt. Bluitt is a Martin University 2014 graduate. She studied business administration, and also acquired a general studies degree. While attending the university she obtained skills and insight on criminal law, psychology and accounting.
Throughout the years, Bluitt has attained experience in areas of procurement, accounting administrative/organizational duties, and investigation/mediation duties. In addition, she has been afforded the opportunity to interact with a variety of levels of management within the federal and the state government and has built and maintained relationships with individuals from all aspects.
Bluitt is currently working as a mediator for the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. In this role she has the opportunity to utilize her passion and desire to serve and assist the citizens of Indiana. As a mediator, she conducts settlement conciliation/mediation conferences in an effort to negotiate a settlement agreement of all civil rights disputes with the public interest in mind by assisting the parties in exploring possible solutions which often require a creative, voluntary resolution of their disputes.
Debra Bluitt is a part of a number of organizations and groups for community outreach initiatives and volunteer opportunities. They are as follows; Bethel A.M.E Cathedral Church Trustee Board Member, A.M.E. Girls Empowerment Conference, CAP Ministry Board Member, PACE/OAR Board Member, New Life Development Ministry Re-Entry Program Committee Member, Black Coaches Association Conference Assistant, Torchbearers Awards Ceremony, Indiana Black Barbershop Initiative, City Wide Interdenominational Prayer Service. In addition Bluitt serves as a member of the Martin University Alumni Board.
Bluitts’ future plans include inquiring about additional training to enhance her career as a certified mediator by acquiring certification as a state mediator. With this certification she could mediate cases for attorneys and the Indiana court system.