Author, filmmaker to participate in WWU Alumni Speaker Series

A 1974 William Woods University alumna who describes herself as “a risk taker, problem solver and out-of-the-box thinker” will talk about her career during the Alumni Speakers Series at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Dulany Auditorium. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Deborah Bunn Hutchison is a published author, speaker and recently writer/director/producer of an award-winning short animated film, “The Improbable Journey of Berta Benz.” She will show the film during her presentation.

A member of the William Woods Board of Trustees since 1997, Hutchison is the founder of Gutsy Gals Inspire Me® (, an inspirational media company dedicated to promoting and nurturing positive female role models. In addition, she writes the Her Way column for the Pacific Coast Business Times newspaper, which profiles women business owners.

Hutchison is the co-author of the published book, “Put It in Writing: Creating Agreements Between Family and Friends,” along with Judge Lynn Toler of Divorce Court TV. This book contains several family and friend agreements used to create clarity and accord with hot topic issues prone to causing emotional heartache, e.g., lending or borrowing money, premarital cohabitation, adult children moving back home, teen driving and more.