Good Monday morning – have a great week.
It was great spending time with my two BFF’s from high school last weekend.  And to those who inquired about my little hiking trip – it is still not my thing.  😉

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

and for the latest Sweet Briar news.


Check out HTTP://SBC.EDU/ACADEMICS/SWEET-INFORMATION for course selection, programs, professors and more.



There is still time to sign up and become a Sweet Briar Alumnae Admissions Recruiter/Representative

Hello All-  

Please use the NEW link to sign up:

The Alumnae Admissions Representatives/ Ambassadors are gathering!

If you are interested in representing Sweet Briar College at high

school college fairs, help recruit students at local high schools, or call prospective and accepted students please sign your name on the SBC page.


From Teresa Tomlinson

Everyone: Look at this awesome page. Post the reason you went to Sweet Briar. Show stakeholders the impact of their investment.


  From Denise Montgomery  

If you happen to be at Sweet Briar on Wednesdays, from 12:30-1:30, starting September 9, and you love art, then come to the weekly meeting of the Sweet Briar Critique Group, an informal discussion led by Studio Art faculty to discuss art brought by participants to the group. Meetings are held in room 207 of the Art Barn, and all faculty, students, past and present, and alums are welcome. The purpose is to talk about art and art concepts, get new ideas, banish artist’s block, boost motivation, and be inspired! If you have any questions, contact faculty member Laura Pharis at 434-381-6195 or She is also at:


  An invitation from Annamarie Lichtenberg  
The Facebook group” SBC: Parents of Vixen” would like to extend an invitation to  alumnae and current student’s parents to join their group!
Debbie would like to extend an invitation to the Sweet Briar community, especially parents of students to read her blog, which contains helpful information, ideas and  much more.
Please visit
Are you ready to SHOP SWEET?? Save the date for Vixen Market on Saturday, September 26th! Alumnae and friends who created products to raise money for Saving Sweet Briar are invited to participate in the Market. Request participation by sending your information via
Stay tuned for more details!

  Please share The following video with your family, friends, neighbors, and local high school  

This is a promotional video about Sweet Briar and a great recruitment tool.


Sweet Briar

Being unlocked by Stacey Locke

Changes will benefit campus life

Sweet Briar Fundraiser hits $12 million goal to save college

Final $3.6 million payment is made to keep Sweet Briar open

Saving Sweet Briar delivers final payment to keep college open

Saving Sweet Briar delivers final payment in agreement to keep college open

Final $3M installment made to keep Sweet Briar open

Checking up – Sweet Briar’s Saviors and City Gardeners

New Sweet Briar leaders confront realities

Sweet Briar reopens doors with renewed momentum

Liberal Arts

Liberal arts looks back at 50 years of history

Committed to keeping education affordable, accessible, and excellent

Wabash professors most accessible nationally

Why an arts degree still gets you a great job: Mayers

Hunt kicks off liberal arts colloquia series

KU dean candidate emphasizes empowering leadership style, reliance on data for liberal arts

We ignore the liberal arts at our peril


Toys aimed at girls discourage women from pursuing careers in STEM, top scientists say

Want high achieving STEM focused kids?  Take away screens and think about their toys

Students to host speaking event supporting STEM nonprofits

Women in business Q&A – Angela Fox, CEO/President , Crystal City bid

STEM students earn $5,000 NASA fellowship

Women in math, science, and engineering programs set at UW,-science-and-engineering-programs-set-at-uw.html

What you say matters – how to encourage women In STEM

McNeil – gender bias in the toy aisles

Georgia Tech freshman class represents STEM diversity work

Students can win up to $5,000 in scholarships in A.H. Nickless Innovation competition

Westminster receives a top 10 STEM ranking


Tennessee consortium aims to increase diversity in education

Engineering a girl’s only course

It’s time to finally tackle sexual abuse on college campuses

A familiar subject even if it is from the UK – Government orders inquiry over violence against women at universities



Now is a good time to write op-ed’s to different news papers to keep Sweet Briar in the spotlight .  Here is a great list of newspapers and their submission information.  GO!



If you have a fundraiser that has not yet 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. And don’t forget to add the last day of the campaign. 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


Support us by using iGive! We’ll get free donations every time you shop at 1,649 of the most popular online stores. And, from 8/10-8/19 just visiting stores could mean an extra $100 for us. Sign up today!:


Virginia Historical Society Conference

Doing Local History:  Surviving the Presence, Planning for the Future

Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Cost:  $25 per person

For more information please go to






Saturday, October 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Chicago Yacht Club

400 E Monroe St.

Chicago, Ill 60603

(312) 861 7777

Please join us in welcoming our new President, Phillip Stone, to Sweet Briar and celebrating our next 114 years! Donations of $45 per person/$80 per couple, made payable to Sweet Briar College, are suggested.


From Debbie Thurman

Everyone, my old friend Debbie Habel, new director of Amherst’s Habitat for Humanity, is organizing a 5K benefit run that also is in honor of Saving Sweet Briar, to be run on the SBC campus Oct. 10. They are looking for some alumnae to run. Entry fee discounted. Call 434-946-9596 for more info. Their website is being updated.


Get yours while they last!!!!


Beautiful framed and matted 8″x 10″ print of the Refectory by Sweet Briar’s own French Impressionist,

Jill Steenhuis

Only $30



Contact Ellen Weintraub to order


From Jen Risey

I Support the Vixen Den. 100% of profits will benefit the students of Sweet Briar. T’shirts $25.


A beautiful children’s book inspired by the fight to save Sweet Briar

How the Vixens Saved the School

Written by Josh Mundy

Illustrated by Victoria Hang

Here is the link to Amazon:
And here is the link to the book’s Facebook page:

We are donating 10% of all proceeds to Saving Sweet Briar.  And remember if you are with Amazon Smile even more will be donated so Saving Sweet Briar.


  By Jo-Ann Merritt

Here’s a great glass Vixen head sun catcher made of glass.  Beautiful!  Proceeds will benefit Saving Sweet Briar.  I, myself, ordered several to hang in my window and give away.  They are beautiful.


  By Margaret Williams Blout

Great Sweet Briar swag – proceeds will go to Sweet Briar


Winter is coming – get your pink and green infinity scarves – a portion of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar



Sweet Briar Swag with the traditional crest.  15% of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar


Beautiful handmade prints in bright colors for sale – and the great things is – 100% of the proceeds will go to Sweet Briar.


Maureen Baggett

I am donating 25% of my royalties from this book in 2015 to Saving Sweet Briar and 25% thereafter to the Sweet Briar endowment. It’s a nice conversation starter between you and your granddaughter.


From Heather Pigg

I just wanted to let you all know that I have Sweet Briar merchandise for sale in my Redbubble shop. A portion of the proceeds that I receive from the purchase of the items with the Vixen on them will go towards a donation to Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.
Here are the 2 designs I have currently, and if anyone has any ideas for more, I would love to hear them!


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.


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


From Katherine Morse

I am thrilled to say that I will Always make a 20% donation to Sweet Briar College from all sales in the gallery of Sweet Briar from


  From Kelly Gardner Headd

[I am] so excited to see that Adornment Needlepoint has created this vixen canvas in honor of SBC’s class of 2019!! 30% of proceeds go to SBC!
Pre-order at:


From Meghan Meighan

INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE! The ‪#‎SaveSweetBriar‬ Keychain has done its job! Sweet Briar College has been saved and therefore this retired keychain is now $12 while supplies last. Get yours at💗💚💗💚💗💚💗💚


A message from Myth Bayoud

Good morning fellow Vixens!
The Book Shop Working Group would love for you to post your SBC items that you have created or are in the process of creating. We want to compile a list of these fabulous items!!! Thank you so much!!






  Please help Lindsay Nicole Stephens win $5,000 toward tuition  

Please take a minute to vote for me, it only takes 50 to get me in the running!!! If you could share and have others do the same that would be a true blessing!


  from Amy Leigh Campbell  

Vixens, I have a student that needs help purchasing textbooks for a class. If you have any Amazon gift cards laying around or would be willing to send one for this purpose, the amount is $88.65 and your help would be greatly appreciated! PM me for the email address so I can make sure we don’t double up. Thanks all.

  From Annamarie Lichtenberg  

You know you went to SBC, if you might be missing some History Department Alumnae on our Email list. We are gathering supplies: pens, pencils, markers ect. for the department.
We have received a list from one of the professors. If you would like to take part, please send me or comment your email address. We are looking for donations from $1-$5. Thanks in advance!


From Amy Ross Hanna

Attention Alumnae, Parents, and Friends of SBC!!!!!!

Each month you will have the opportunity to send a student, faculty member or staff a treat prepared by local pastry chef, Sandy Brooks. Each month the selections will be different. They will be boxed beautifully and delivered to campus. If interested you can contact Sandy directly (434 841 8565) or message me with your needs
For August and September:
6 cupcakes $20
1 dozen cookies $20

You can speak to Sandy about flavors and other options for the selected treats.The price includes delivery to campus. We will need the students name and dorm information. If sending to a faculty or staff member, please include their department.
Sandy’s facebook page is: Pastry By Sandy
Holla Holla!!!!! Let’s spoil our SBC community!!!!!




A Sweet Briar alumna needs our help!

Kaeden, the daughter of Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock ’95 was hospitalized in April for seizures that cause respiratory arrest and paralysis. She spent two weeks in the hospital – much of it in ICU – and was in two different hospitals. She was making progress but the seizures continued in June and caused her to be hospitalized again. She has been at Hershey’s Med in PA and now has been transferred to Kennedy Krieger in Baltimore for six weeks of rehab.

She is currently staying at the Ronald McDonald house.  However, as you all know medical bills will be outrageous even with a good insurance plan.

So please donate at

to help them with their medical bills.  Any amount is appreciated.

From Sarah – Thank you all in advance for your kindness and for generosity. I know first hand how difficult it is to be in a new city and hospital with a sick child. But I also know how incredibly important it is to feel the love of your Sweet Briar sisters!




From Felicia Bernstein

Please vote for Rose’s Fund for Animals-(best charity) We won in 2012 and 2013- since we don’t spend money on ads we do rely on word of mouth. Thank you

The time to vote is now! The highly-anticipated Asbury Park Press’ annual Best of the Best competition is open for voting.

VOTE: Asbury Park Press Best of the Best contest

Roses Fund for Animals won in 2012 and 2013 and came in second 2014. Lets win in 2015

Click on ‘Charitable Organization’- write in or choose Roses fund for Animals

Thank you- please vote as often as you can

Best Of 2015 – Asbury Park Press


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


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. Anyone who contributes will be credited in the book.  She is currently working on a coffee table book which she plans to sell for $25 with all proceeds going to restore Sweet Briar.

Kim is asking especially for some photos with the pink dogwoods in bloom, some from Monument Hill of the campus, and some of a May Day weekend with the hoop skirts, etc.

Please send high resolution color photos of SBC any era and any majors or activities to

100 percent of proceeds to SBC…I want as many alumnae involved as possible because that is what it took to save Sweet Briar and we want the world to know how special we are.  Everyone who contributes photos or comments will be credited.  Please help…Books are my business and I want this to be the best of all because it is for Sweet Briar.

Kim Cool 1962


Anna ten Bensel

Hey y’all! My few remaining crew are helping me with the rest of this documentary but we still need help! Since we are planning a box office release, we really need help funding it! Please just spread the word!! We have less than a month to ensure we hit every deadline!! Thanks to our SBC connections, we have been able to secure screens internationally for a 6 week run starting January 1, 2016 (right when seniors are looking at colleges ;D)! I’d really like all the money the film makes to go right back into Sweet Briar for future students and staff! With that being said, we still have a TON of money to raise and only 30 days to do it – so share the links, spread the love and let the show begin!!

Any questions, comments and suggestions – please feel free to direct them my way!

Interested in volunteering? Join our Facebook group The Sweet Life Documentary – crew and friends!



Hey all, I am on a proposed panel by SXSW (South By Southwest), and I could REALLY use your vote! Would you mind clicking on this link at casting your thumbs up in the upper left hand corner?! You need to create an account with SXSW, and you can only vote once, but it would be incredibly helpful and valuable to me!  Ends September 4, 2015


CALLING ALL ANGELS! Yes, I am here again, but we now have a new mission (and the donations will be TAX DEDUCTIBLE and COUNT towards our September GOAL!!!!!) We need to help some students out…PM me for further information, but if you have some MOOLAH lying around…feel free to complete form here smile emoticon I love you all!!!!


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