It’s Friday!  Time to relax and enjoy the weekend.

Follow me on Twitter at  @MonikaKaiser for daily updates or if you have a Facebook account


Please convert your pledges into donations.  We still need to collect $7 Million by September 1.  The sooner we can do this, the better.  And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you have any questions or forgot how much you actually pledged please call Elizabeth Smith at the Saving Sweet Briar campaign office in Atlanta at  404 832 9210


Check out WWW.SBC.EDU and WWW.SBC2POINT0.ORG for Sweet Briar information


Students and potential SBC students:

There are 3 different kinds of forms available to fill out for SBC Admissions:

1- Student Intent to Return To Sweet Briar College Form:
2 – Students previously admitted for the fall of 2015
3 – New students interested in applying for the fall of 2015

(including scholarships applications. Letter of recommendation needed & personal statement required)

Please share this with any other returning, new, or prospective students.  Thank you


There are still concerns about the Junior Year Abroad.  Heather McKoy Shumaker messaged Teresa Tomlinson and received the following reply:

“Heather – I have responded on-line and to many inquiries on this. The board takes this issue seriously and is doing everything legally possible to make sure the JYA programs come back next year. We are not inexperienced or uninformed. Suggestions to the contrary are incorrect. We have requested the President to set about to recall the programs under the terms of the agreement negotiated by others that none of us would have ever agreed to, by the way. Thank you for your interest and we expect formal action to be taken no later than our next in person board meeting on August 14th, well within any deadlines. It is better to right and achieve your goal than to be fast and fail. Feel free to share my response far and wide. We also have the bones of a board page on-line now and look forward to expanding that for future information dissemination.”



A breath of fresh air



From Gin Keller

A different kind of university – a one day a week university – unique offerings for women

College of St. Elizabeth to become full coeducational for fall 2016


From Eddie Bowles

5 Ideas to Ease the Burden of Student Loans (NPREd) loans?

Is student loan debt really a crisis?  (The Conversation)

An one on the topic of students transferring, and data from a recent national report on Student Movement in Postsecondary Institutions (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)


From Deirdre Conley

“Women are driving the social media revolution”


From M.E. Elmore Harrell

Received this e-mail at work today. Found it interesting because the person who is behind changing the Facebook logo says she went to a women’s college.


Endowment to benefit College of AG Sciences students across Penn State system



Colleges turn to social media to recruit international students

International students earn more than half of advanced STEM degrees in the US

Colleges looking to attract foreign students often rely on third party rercruiters

International students stream into US Colleges

Diverse conversation:  Colleges that Excel in Multicultural Recruiting

Behind the rise of Indian students at top US universities



Galloping success: Horse camp seen as good way to recruit future students at Emory&Henry

School district places advertisement to recruit new students retain old (this is not for college, but may as well be applied to any school)



From Nancy Daugherty Davidson

Facebook Corporate Office & Headquarters

1 Hacker Way,

Menlo Park, California 94025

We all have a lot to be thankful for saving Sweet Briar and one of them is Facebook. Lets all get thank you cards and send it to Corp Facebook with the same return address

134 Chapel Road

Sweet Briar, VA.

I will set a date two weeks from now that we all send the letter in the mail. If you miss the date still send it. But if we can have the mail arrive the same day, we are not only thanking them but showing the power of Facebook.

Since it is hard to contact Mark Zuckerberg the creator of Facebook because many of the profiles are fake pages. I came up with the idea to get a bunch of people to send a thank you letter to Facebook headquarters in CA since it is more personal and it shows the power of Facebook to the people who work so hard to run it. The reason why people want to do this is Facebook has been a platform to connect students to save the college without it we would have no phone numbers, e-mails or ways to connect so quickly. What is funny about all of this was Mark created Facebook for college students to connect to each other as they moved away from their home towns. So he may get a pretty big kick out of this! They also like to note how Facebook has gather people to fight various causes.



If you have a fundraiser that has not been published on this page please reply to this email or PM me on the VIXEN WATCH Facebook page.  Please make sure you have proper contact info, also for people who are not on Facebook. Thank you.


Just a reminder – this is a very easy way to contribute to Saving Sweet Briar – sign up with Amazon Smiles and 0.5% will go to Saving Sweet Briar


From Misty Donathan

Sweet Briar Employees. My company is doing a giveaway of 10k to a college. Even if you have nothing to do with ticketing enter anyway! I sat in on a marketing meeting this week and they said there were not many entries because everyone at the tradeshow a thought they had to be box office employees to win, the only requirement is that you must be an employee of the institution. Pass this around to SBC Employees!

Apparently the odds are really good to win $10,000 for the school. So, please, if you are employed by Sweet Briar participate!

Find your inner artist and paint Sweet Briar House Fundraiser

Sign up for Richmond’s next Saving Sweet Briar “Fun”draiser on Sunday, August 16 from 2 to 4pm at the Richmond Wine and Design location – only 25 slots left!! Connect with your Sweet Briar sisters and friends while creating your own painting of Sweet Briar House!  Cost is $45, with proceeds going to Saving Sweet Briar. You may bring your own wine, but all food must be purchased from Wine and Design.  Alumnae from other regions, family and friends are welcome — the more the merrier!  The maximum for the event is 60, so be sure to register soon!  Register using the link below.  

When registering for this class, please click on the BLUE BUTTON on the left and complete the Registration form:

When:  Sunday, August 16, 2015

When:  2-4pm

Where:  Wine and Design – Richmond

2707 West Broad Street | Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: 804-359-9149

Questions:  Contact organizer, Katie Niemeier at

Submitted by Edie McRee Bowles


From Joan Dabney Clickner

We are now able to offer the Crispen Vixen (I like to call it the Victory Vixen) as sterling silver or 14K gold jewelry! Link to pendant is below, but we can also make a brooch, earrings, cuff, keychain, etc. 20% of proceeds will go to rebuilding Sweet Briar


Customized Coolers by Genny Kelley- 10% of proceeds go to Saving Sweet Briar


Buy your note cards, prints, gift cards designed by Katherine Orr and help save Sweet Briar.


A great idea from Amy Campbell and the class of ’97  Buy a commemorative key and tag for a student and for each key you purchase you have a chance to win cow tag 154.!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041#!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041


Our fellow alumna, Kim Cool, who is working on coffee book still needs your help.  Please send high quality photos AND comments of Sweet Briar, its history, and the events of the past months. Thanks


From Amy Campbell

Help, please. ’97 would like to raffle off some of our cow tag stash – either as a straight raffle (buy tickets, where ticket $ = donation) or a hybrid, where donation receipts earn you a raffle ticket. My Judge Judy/Law & Order law degree isn’t going to cut it. Can an actual lawyer please help us determine a legit way to do this? Thanks in advance.…/Charitable%20Gaming%20Regul…


100% proceeds will be donated to SSB: Initial Outfitters

Lindsay Webster – Welcome to my Initial Outfitters SSB Victory fundraiser! The party will run through July 15, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to help get our beloved college on solid ground again. This is an online event, so you can shop in your pajamas from the comfort of your couch! Shop around, and let me know what questions you have!

You can choose to have the order shipped directly to you for $10 or it can come to me first for $3.99 and I will get it out to you.

Message me for help with font and thread colors. Keep shopping and enjoy!


Posted by Dorothy Lear Mooney

Show your support and buy one of these handmade 1901  bracelets.  Proceeds will benefit SSB


Don’t forget the VICTORY luncheon this Sunday for Sweet Briar Alumnae in Tampa Bay/Central FL:

Tampa Bay area and Central Florida Luncheon

July 12 AT 12 noon

Columbia Restaurant

2117 East 7th Avenue

Tampa, FL  33605

Organized by Christine Ans

RSVP 813 368 2699 or or


From  Mandi Ryan Samford

We have the ALUMNA version of the SBC crest/seal posted! Available in both hoodie or tee style in pink, green or black, it features custom artwork by the talented Bryca Brewer ’10! Proceeds to benefit SSB!


This campaign ends July 19, 2015


New t-shirt campaign ends July 18


Posted by Jennifer Frost Holden

My friend and colleague, Laura Lenhert, is working on pottery again, so those of you who were interested may now contact her and place your orders. What a great way to commemorate 7/2/15! She can duplicate what she so graciously created for me, or, you can send her a photo of what you would like, and she can do that for you. I have had her do fraternity/sorority houses for my kids, houses, and even my daughter’s bridal bouquet as a wedding gift. She can also personalize on the back. Laura will make a contribution to SSB at a later date based on the number of orders that either reference my name, or SSB. I encourage you to reach out to Laura:
email Laura:


Platters (like below): $50
Square platters: $45
Round Ornaments: $15


Calling all former Vixen ATHLETES!!! As part of 2.0 work – I am leading an effort to reach out to anyone that played a varsity sport(s) at Sweet Briar. We are looking to continue to collect history, photos, memories of your experiences as a student athlete. As well as try and engage you in the future of athletics at Sweet Briar through volunteering your skills in multiple areas.

Please PM me or e-mail me

with your info and interest in helping join our Vixen Alumnae Athletics team!!
Holla Holla,
Cathy Cummings Krolczyk’95



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