Ten years ago, Teri Jendusa-Nicolai of Racine
County, Wis., was abducted
by her ex-husband, beaten and left for dead in a freezing storage locker. A
decade later, Jendusa-Nicolai will share her story of domestic abuse and
survival as part of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s “Food
for Thought” series, Thursday, March 6 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Lecture
Hall SC132. The event is free and open to the public.
On Jan. 31, 2004,
Jendusa-Nicolai traveled to her ex-husband’s home to pick up their two
daughters. Instead, she was beaten with a baseball bat, bound with duct tape
and stuffed into a garbage can with snow. Her ex-husband then drove her into
northern Illinois, where he stowed the trashcan in a storage unit he owned.
After spending nearly 26 hours in the freezing unit, investigators finally found
her barely alive.
is an advocate for other victims of domestic abuse. She shares her experience,
focusing on recognizing the early signs of an abusive relationship.
Promoting Healthy Relationships
talk is presented by NWTC Student Involvement, in collaboration with NWTC Student
Counseling services and the Golden House, a domestic abuse program and shelter
in Green Bay. The event is part of a larger effort to promote healthy
relationships on campus. Recent examples include a partnership with the “No
More” campaign, which aims to raise awareness and urge action to end
domestic violence and sexual assault. NWTC Student Counseling services have
also sponsored recent events to help students recognize potential signs of
abuse and provide emotional support for victims.
are really looking forward to hosting Teri Jendusa-Nicolai on campus to share
her unfathomable story of strength and survival,” said NWTC Student Involvement
Manager Megan Popkey. “She is an amazing woman who will inspire anyone
who takes the time to listen to her story.”
presentation, a complimentary lunch will be available for NWTC students; NWTC
staff and the general public are welcome to bring their own lunches or purchase
food in the Commons.
information about this event, please contact NWTC Student Involvement at (920)
498-5483 or visit nwtc.edu/studentinvolvement.
NWTC’s “Food for Thought” Series:
semester, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s “Food for Thought” series
brings interesting discussions, nationally recognized speakers, and compelling
performances to NWTC’s Green Bay campus. The free series is open to entire