Monday, November 23, 2015

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Carson-Newman's campus is buzzing with Christmas spirit as trees are decorated and preparations are made for a festive atmosphere before the students go home for Christmas holidays. 

A "Christmas Tree Decorating Celebration"  was held November 18. Carson-Newman Retirees, Women of Vision and Young Women of Promise members decorated several trees including the huge one pictured below in the MSAC. Carols were sung, and delicious Christmas goodies were shared during this fun event.

Women of Vision Christmas Open House

Women of Vision will hold their annual Open House On Sunday, December 6, in Knoxville.  All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Women of Vision campus projects.  For tickets, please contact Leah Smith at or call (865) 471-4164.

Susan Fendley Presented with Women of Vision Service Award

Dr. and Mrs. Randall O'Brien Present Susan with Women of Vision Service Award
Susan Fendley was recently presented with Carson-Newman's Women of Vision Service Award for her dedication and commitment to the Women of Vision and her involvement in its campus enhancement projects.  Anyone who knows Susan knows what a dynamo she is for getting things done! As Projects Coordinator for Women of Vision, she has been instrumental in the many campus projects that are evident all over campus.  Her duties include reviewing project proposals by CN faculty and staff, making recommendations to the WOV Council, securing project chairs, seeking funding sources, and monitoring the project progress.  

Susan is a 1968 Carson-Newman graduate, and a University of Tennessee Law School graduate. She is a retired attorney, having worked for TVA for most of her career.  Today, she stays busy caring for her 101 year old mother, and having fun with her five grandchildren. Susan lives in Knoxville with her husband, Archie, and is active at her church as a Sunday School teacher and deacon.  She even headed up the Love Clowns ministry at her church for twenty years, where she had an alter ego named "Rosie" with pink hair and a red nose!

Ruth Graham Visits Young Women of Promise Meeting

Ruth Graham attended a recent meeting of Young Women of Promise.  Ruth, the daughter of Billy Graham, shared her testimony and gave the YWOP members a chance for casual conversations with her.  The YWOP members thoroughly enjoyed her visit, and were blessed by her honest discussion of how God has led her through life's challenges.

Women of Vision wishes all our members a very Merry Christmas and blessings for the New Year!