The Pine Bluff Branch of the National Association of University Women will observe its annual National Day at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Black and Gold Room on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

The Pine Bluff Branch of the National Association of University Women will observe its annual National Day at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Black and Gold Room on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

The theme for the event will be “The Voices of Women Leaders 1910-2012.” The honored guests from the past will be Mary Church Terrell, Mary McLeod Bethune and Katie B. Jackson Pierre. The honored guests for the present will be Josetta Wilkins and Irene Holcomb. All members with 25 years of service and the Woman of the Year will also be honored.

Participants are asked to come dressed in their best from the past.

Mary E. Benjamin and Bunia Baxter are co-chairs for this event. Other committee members for this program include Bettye J. Williams, national second vice president, Mary Liddell, vice president, Florine McDonald and Margaret Boyd-Owens.

The Pine Bluff Branch of the National Association of University Women was founded by the late Katie B. Jackson Pierre on Feb. 8, 1945, with 15 charter members on the campus of Arkansas AM&N College (now UAPB). This year’s theme epitomizes the commitment that the Pine Bluff branch has in recognizing the voices of women in Pine Bluff, like Wilkins and Holcomb, who have supported and devoted years of service to the community. It is indeed important to remember the past as we embrace the future.