Saturday, October 18, was a crisp and sunny fall day--a perfect day for Homecoming! The campus has never looked better. The day started with the traditional pancake breakfast, followed by open houses and reunion meetings, and culminating with an exciting football game, where the Eagles prevailed over Newberry College with a score of 27-20.
The newly carved Eagle in front of the Chitwood Alumni House welcomed everyone back to campus.
Carved eagle at Chitwood Alumni House
Women of Vision's work was evidenced all over campus with several projects showcased. Here's a peep into the finished projects:
Manley Wellness Center
|Pictured: Kim Sexton, Jennifer Catlett, Shannon Tuell|
The Baker Building is used by the ROTC downstairs, and the History and Political Science Department upstairs. The History Department space was in need of some major TLC. Women of Vision took on this project and created a comfortable faculty lounge (called the Map Room because of the beautiful vintage maps in the room), and a new student lounge. Just look at the difference! Other projects completed in this building are detailed in the list below.
|Baker Building (Before)|
|Baker Building Student Lounge|
|Map Room (Faculty Lounge)|
Other spaces that received updates were student lounges in both the Pederson Nursing Building and the Dougherty Science Building, and updated spaces in the Tarr Music Building. Now nursing, science and music students and faculty have wonderful new places to study and relax. And check out other "before" pics of these spaces in the July blog post. The results are absolutely amazing!
Pederson Nursing Building
|Pederson Nursing Building Student Lounge (Before)|
|Pederson Nursing Building Student Lounge (After)|
|Pederson Nursing Building Classroom|
Dougherty Science Building
|Science Building Lounge (Before)|
|Science Building Student Lounge (After)|
Tarr Music Building
Both the Green Room, used by students prior to performances and recitals, and the Seminar Room, a faculty lounge in the music building received needed updates.
Updated Restroom in Music Building
Other Women of Vision projects completed during the past year include:
None of these projects could have been accomplished without YOUR support. Thank you to all who donated to make one or more of these projects a reality!
To see more homecoming pics: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153690020459467.1073741859.65629604466&type=3
Wanted: Mentors for Young Women of Promise
Want a special relationship with a precious young lady?
Have you ever thought about having a more personal relationship with one of the Young Women of Promise? If so, WOV may have an opportunity for you!
Several of the YWOPs have expressed an interest in having a "mentor" in their chosen field of study. Since we have many accomplished women in Women of Vision, we thought this would be a great opportunity to offer the members of Women of Vision!
What would a mentor do?
Basically, you would be establishing a relationship with a student whose chosen field of study or career plans line up with your experience. By sharing your life and career experiences, you may be able to provide guidance or answer burning questions in a student's life! You might begin with a casual lunch or telephone call to get to know the student. After that, your mentoring support could include such things as providing an "ear" to listen to concerns or providing encouragement or advice from "someone who's been there." You might even provide advice as the student begins searching for a job in her senior year. It's really up to you and the student to decide what kind of support would be most beneficial to the student! Mentoring would not involve giving money directly to the student, although you might choose to support a special cause that the student is involved with, such as a mission trip, etc. This kind of support would be entirely optional and never solicited, only a result of your interest in knowing about your student's activities.
This semester, Young Women of Promise with the following career goals have asked for a mentor,so we are looking for women with experience or interest in these areas:
* Christian Counselor
* Graphic Designer
* Media Psychologist or Social Psychologist
* PK-3 Teacher
* Working with Animals (Biology/Environmental Studies Major)
* Attorney (Political Science Major)
* Pediatrician (Biology/Pre-Med Major)
If you are thinking "What do I have to offer?" - the answer is plenty! The girls are eager to connect with someone who has "been there" or who simply cares about investing in their college experience. If you would like to volunteer for one of these positions, or would like to learn more about the opportunity, please contact Kathy May, WOV Liaison to Young Women of Promise, at firstname.lastname@example.org