Alumni Events

"The Hello Girls"

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This event is free. Please RSVP below so we can plan accordingly.

Stritch alumnus Jim Theres, '06, brings his award-winning documentary "The Hello Girls" to Stritch for a special screening. This 56-minute film shines a spotlight on the 223 women sent to France as telephone operators to help win World War I. Although the women swore an oath to the Army and were recognized for their service by General John J. Pershing, they were denied veteran's benefits by the U.S. Government upon their return home. 

After the screening, Theres will host a talkback and provide unique insights into this compelling story.

About Theres:

James William Theres,'06, is an award-winning executive writer at the National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C. He has received 10 Veterans Affairs national awards for speech writing, feature writing, event planning and media affairs. As an independent filmmaker, he has written, directed, and produced three documentary films, The 30th of May (2016), The Hello Girls (2018), and The SixTripleEight (2019). His films have received over 40 filmmaking awards and appeared on Mississippi  Public Broadcasting and Wisconsin Public Television; and on national PBS.
In 2019 Theres received the prestigious Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) Media and Entertainment Award and a Special Recognition Award from the US Army Women’s Foundation for his documentary The Hello Girls. In May 2019, his film, The SixTripleEight, screened throughout the UK courtesy of the United States Embassy in London. 

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