VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

Good Monday Morning,

Please scroll down for the latest news and  message from the Alumnae Association.  As always, all new articles are marked with a vixen head.

Have a great week.

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

and

sbc.edu/news/ for the latest Sweet Briar news.

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

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  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!
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    AN INVITATION FROM DEBBIE SACKMAN     
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
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  A MESSAGE FROM AMY LEIGH CAMPBELL  
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 viahttps://a.pgtb.me/3gLTsC
Stay tuned for more details!
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  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.
 https://animoto.com/play/m3KOApCalmI5vpRTnpDJ5g
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THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

The Alumnae Association is currently looking for dedicated alumnae to join the Alumnae Alliance Working Committee (AAWC).
 Update from Alumnae Alliance Working Committee

The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee is dedicated to creating a new structure to ensure the active engagement of all alumnae in the future of Sweet Briar College. In the past six months, we have accomplished great things en masse; now we must strategically leverage our time, talents and treasure to rebuild Sweet Briar.

The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee process over the last two months focused on how the entire alumnae population can best serve the College. With that guiding principle in mind, we created a mission statement that captures the sense of alumnae engagement and then turned our attention to the formation of a new structure. This proposed structure is inclusive of former Alumnae Association Board members and alumnae who served in various capacities during the spring and summer of 2015, including members of the Saving Sweet Briar Board, Sweet Briar 2.0 and other volunteers; the goal is to incorporate the interests and ideas of all alumnae. It is now time to present the proposed structure and next steps to you. Below are the steps we have taken thus far:

1. The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee (AAWC) was appointed. This committee is made up of 4 board members from Saving Sweet Briar, Inc., 4 former members of the Alumnae Association Board, and Alice Dixon ’82.

2. The AAWC sought input from all alumnae and created the following mission and objective statements:
THE MISSION: The Sweet Briar College Alumnae Alliance fosters and is pivotal to sustaining Sweet Briar’s vibrant learning environment for women. The Alumnae Alliance promotes programs and services that enhance strong bonds of fellowship, mentorship and vision and supports Sweet Briar as an institution dedicated in perpetuity to producing extraordinary scholars and leaders who serve the needs of a contemporary world.

THE OBJECTIVE: The Sweet Briar College Alumnae Alliance promotes programs and services that connect alumnae to the College and to each other to sustain Sweet Briar in perpetuity.

3. The AAWC drafted and approved the intended structure of the Alumnae Alliance. The structure reflects a hub and spokes model. The hub is an Alumnae Council, composed of the original 9 members of the Alumnae Alliance Working Committee, with 6 working groups (spokes) coming out of the Alumnae Council (hub). The eight members of the Working Committee have volunteered to lead specific working groups for the immediate future. There will also be a strategic planning and visioning component that will provide an avenue for all alumnae to share their interest and talents. The founding members of the Alumnae Council will serve for a two-year term. During this time, the Council will develop the procedure for selecting future Council members.

We are seeking nominations for 6 additional members of the Alumnae Council who will also serve as co-chairs of the 6 working groups. All alumnae are encouraged to nominate themselves or each other for these positions. Special skills and interest are desired in these fields:

Media, Marketing & Communications
Development (Fundraising)
Admissions and Retention
Club Structure (Geographic)
Class/Year Structure
General Alumnae Relations

Nominations for these positions can be submitted by clicking on thie attached link.

Once nominations have been received and approved, the Alumnae Alliance Working Committee will take these next steps:

1. Share the structure and membership of these 6 working groups with the Alumnae Relations & Development staff for review and coordination.

2. Forward the structure and membership of the newly-formed Alumnae Alliance to the Advancement Committee of the Board of Directors to consider on September 25.

3. Once approved by the Board of Directors Advancement Committee, the Board of Directors will discuss the proposed structure of the Alumnae Alliance.

This process ensures that the Alumnae Alliance will be fully functioning and begin its work shortly thereafter. The Alumnae Council will operate the Working Groups to bring policy issues to the Board through the Advancement Committee and will work closely with the office of Alumnae Relations and Development. It is crucial that we begin our work right away. Our focus now is to help the administration and Board in the two critical areas of fundraising and student enrollment.

The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee encourages all alumnae to not only nominate additional members for the Alumnae Council, but to also volunteer for one or more of the Working Groups, which will range from serving as an AAR, to helping with fundraising, to developing ideas for academic programming or land use, etc. We will publish information on the SBC website that details the working groups as it becomes available.

Your support of this new model is critical in ensuring that Sweet Briar succeeds in the short and long term. Thank you!

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NEWS

SWEET BRIAR

GET READY FOR FOUNDERS’ DAY SEPTEMBER 25 AND SEPTEMBER 26

FOR MORE NEWS ON SWEET BRIAR PLEASE REFER TO SBC.EDU/NEWS/

Sweet Briar to sell warm season grasses for bio fuel

http://sbc.edu/news/environmental-science/sweet-briar-sell-warm-season-grasses-biofuel/

Former Sweet Briar student attends Mills

http://www.thecampanil.com/former-sweet-briar-student-attends-mills/

College to host tour of monument hill.

http://sbc.edu/news/tusculum-institute/college-host-tour-monument-hill/

Senior dance concert on tap

http://sbc.edu/news/performing-arts/dance/senior-dance-concerts-tap/

Feel free to comment on the following ARTICle

Liberal arts programs are feeling the squeeze from big education

Smaller colleges feeling financial stress of lower enrollment
Lauren Smith and Brooke Helburn (Sweet Briar alumna) to wed
RPIFH athletics meets Keuka on Harkness
 Liberal Arts
Prescott College president to discuss future of education
Rollins College president defends liberal arts education
Where should you go to get your science degree?
Burrows – College education more valuable than simple, straight path
Liberal arts is about learning to learn
College in one year for $5
Liberal arts degrees teach synthesis, the skill that lasts
Liberal arts, democracy, and the media
STEM
Children’s book author, physicist to speak at STEM mania Saturday
Cards against humanity scholarship for women in STEM raised over $500K
The hidden sexism when employers don’t hire from coding boot camps
KC mayor James announces microloan money for women in business, support for STEM
White house council selects ASU to head national collaborative
As more women choose a STEM career will Microsoft’s $75m skills gap cash injection help boost this number?
Campaign launched to encouraging more women into engineering
Female students empowered at STEM conference

SUSTAINABILITY AND ORGANIC FARMING

Working towards a more sustainable Rollins

http://www.thesandspur.org/working-towards-a-more-sustainable-rollins/

Pace University unveils new environmental sustainability institute

http://armonk.dailyvoice.com/schools/pace-university-unveils-new-environmental-sustainability-institute/589569/

STUDENT RECRUITING

College of dental medicine receives diversity award

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/cumc-cod091815.php

Recruiting assistance

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-09-18/recruiting-assistance.html

Tech firm tries to prevent brain drain by recruiting high school students

http://www.daynews.com/world/education/2015/09/tech-firm-tries-to-prevent-brain-drain-by-recruiting-high-school-students-25627

What happened to Corinthian Colleges Inc?

http://www.microcapdaily.com/what-happened-to-corinthian-colleges-incotcmktscocoq/113294/

 Other
Submitted by Deirdre Conley and Giulia V.C. Witcombe
Pride and regret – reflections on global education from a former provost
Comcast pilots internet essentials at community colleges
Women’s college offers students 8 different gender pronoun options
Portfolium raises $1.2 Million to help college students to land that first job
UMW seeking $7.1 M increase in state funding
Digital humanities initiative at Hamilton receives $245,299 grant
Proposal requested for women’s fund grant
Lady Gaga releases harrowing new music video about the college campus rape crisis showing female students being sexually assaulted
 Colleges now graded on students’ debt burden
College scorecard called useful but limited
Hampden Sydney’s Christopher Howard new president of Robert Morris U
Did you just win a college scholarship?  Or not?  Marketing can be deceptive
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WRITERS WANTED

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!

http://www.theopedproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=65

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FUNDRAISER AND EVENTS

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.

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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

www.smile.amazon.com

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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!:

http://www.iGive.com/SavingSweetBriarInc/?p=19992&jltest=1

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  MORE FOUNDER’S DAY INFORMATION

Register for Founder’s Day by Sept 23 online.
Register for meals in Prothro and for Founder’s Day Dance, and see list of weekend activities.

Alumnae Admissions Recruiters Training on Saturday, Sept 26, 2015-
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM | SBC Athletic Center, 1948 Classroom
All alumnae are welcome to join Marcia Thom-Kaley, director of alumnae admissions relations, and Sarah Elkins Ince ’99 for an Alumnae Admissions Representatives training session.

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO

https://web.sbc.edu/foundersday/

GET READY  

FOUNDER’S DAY IS

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

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CHICAGO, IL

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

Chicago Yacht Club

400 E Monroe St.

Chicago, Ill 60603

(312) 861 7777

communications@chicagoyachtclub.org

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.

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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.

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GET YOURS WHILE THEY LAST!!!!

refectory

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

Jill Steenhuis

Only $30

FREE SHIPPING

100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO RESTORING SWEET BRIAR.

Contact Ellen Weintraub to order

sbcgirl@yahoo.com

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FROM JEN RISEY

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

http://teespring.com/24595college

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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: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1514641259
And here is the link to the book’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/VickySavesTheSchool

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.

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  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.

https://squareup.com/market/joannmerritt

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  BY MARGARET WILLIAMS BLOUT

Great Sweet Briar swag – proceeds will go to Sweet Briar  www.etsy.com/shop/CranehillStudios

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

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/241929363/beautiful-pink-and-green-hand-crocheted

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

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/sweet-briar-crest-classic-maria-elena-ferran.html

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

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetlySassy?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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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.http://www.amazon.com/Nanas-Wish-Maureen

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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!

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550363-sweet-briar-vixens-watercolor-state?ref=recent-owner

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550393-sbc-vixens-lilly-pulitzer-state?ref=recent-owner

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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

http://www.formiadesign.com/product/crispen-vixen-pendant/

VIXEN JEWELRY2

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

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VirginiaPrep?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Buy your note cards, prints, gift cards designed by Katherine Orr and help save Sweet Briar.  https://squareup.com/market/katorriginal-inc

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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: potterybylaura@yahoo.com

website: www.potterybylaura.com

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

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1460964177550613&set=a.1402596550054043.1073741827.100009111352166&type=1&theater

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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 katherine-morse.artistwebsites.com

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  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: www.adornmentneedlepoint.com

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FROM MEGHAN MEIGHAN

MegEBespoke.etsy.com

To celebrate the 2015-2016 school year, I am excited to launch the NEW
“Sweet Briar College” 2.0 Keychain!

Buy 4 or More and save 20%. Use code: SBC4ORMORE at checkout.

📚📓✏️📌📚📓✏️📌📚📓

15% of each keychain sold will be donated to Sweet Briar College!

Meg E. Bespoke Keychains are fashionable and durable. They are made out of a 1.5 inch solid wood ball. Each keychain is hand painted a bright pink (a new, slightly different bright pink than the #SaveSweetBriar keychain), complete with a hunter green vixen head, a gem and bright green bow to match (again, a new, slightly different green from the #SaveSweetBriar keychain bow).

Each keychain is finished with a high shine, clear protective coating to prevent chipping from everyday use. (They do withstand those of us who are hard on our keys; however, normal ware will occur over time).

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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!!

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FIND THESE AND OTHER FINE GOODS BY SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO SWEET BRIAR AT

HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SWEETBRIARALUMNAEGOODS?FREF=TS

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VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

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!

http://www.drpeppertuition.com/profile/100000765901680

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  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!

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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
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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!!!!!

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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

krolczykc@yahoo.com

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

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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

Kcoolone@aol.com

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

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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!!!!

https://savingsweetbriar.com/alumnae-angels/

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VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

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