VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

Good Thursday Morning

One more day and the weekend will be upon us.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Debbie Sackman has a new entry on Sweet Briar traditions.  Look for the Vixen Head for new articles.

Monika

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/
Democrat Ellen Arthur presses debate issue in 24th House District race – one debate location is SBC
Our view- Who’s the watchdog?
The truth behind those ‘40%’ tuition discounts – mentions SBC
Debbie Sackman on Sweet Briar Traditions – the ties that bind
The SBC IHSA team competed this weekend at the Tournament of Champions held at Randolph College. The team finished tied for 8th place against some of the top college teams in the country. Individually, Makayla Benjamin ’18 was the Reserve Champion in the Medal, finished 2nd in Open Fences and 5th in Open Flat. Madi Cromwell ’16 was 2nd in Novice flat, Courtney Barry ’18 was 4th in Novice Fences, Emily Schlosberg ’19 was 4th in Intermediate Fences and Megan Shuford ’16 in her very first horse show was 5th in the Walk/Trot division. We all had a great time and are very excited to be competing as Vixens this year. The team is hard at work practicing for the season opener that will be hosted by Randolph again this coming Saturday.
SBC musicians, horses put up a show
Liberty University to move online education operations to Graves Mill Road
 Liberal Arts
No justification without enlightenment
College rankings crush liberal arts education  It’s time to revalue it
When students have choice among top colleges which one do they choose?
College students shift towards science
20 minutes with Dr. Richard Sher –  a faculty spotlight
A student’s minor major inferiority complex
Humanities help us understand ourselves and our environment
STEM should broaden not narrow the curriculum
College rankings crush liberal arts education
I didn’t pick MSU because it’s a liberal arts college
STEM
Tech Disruption – how technology plays a role in changing education
#Ilooklikeanengineer – how this company is helping to change STEM stereotypes
Valley Voice – girls especially need STEM education
Enjoy science project aims to improve vocational education
WiMSE program to assist woman students in engineering
PepsiCo expands support for STEM mentorship and advocacy
Big Dreams aims to inspire girls and young women
Why are women the key to more successful tech and STEM programs?
Federal agencies answer call to action by White House initiative on educational excellence for Hispanics
Company pledges $400,000 in scholarships
STEM careers encouraged at NASA’s Day in the Park event
What are STEM subjects?
Program encourages women to pursue careers in science, know how
Alumnae of NU donate $750,000, grant STEM scholarships
Coding boot camp aims to bring more women into STEM
District receives grant for program to educate girls in STEM
Empowering women to STEM

SUSTAINABILITY AND ORGANIC FARMING

Colleges to celebrate campus sustainability month through #cleanenergyu

http://www.justmeans.com/article/colleges-to-celebrate-campus-sustainability-month-through-cleanenergyu

Examining Conn’s environmental stewardship

http://thecollegevoice.org/2015/09/23/examining-conns-environmental-stewardship/

VC embraces more extensive solar, windpower energy

http://miscellanynews.org/2015/09/23/news/vc-embraces-more-extensive-solar-windpower-energy/

How sustainable food movement is shaping college dining and vice versa

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/0923/How-sustainable-food-movement-is-shaping-college-dining-and-vice-versa

STUDENT RECRUITING

How California is helping low income students succeed in college

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/california-college-students-diversity_55fc861be4b08820d918c2b3

Record number of Int’l students admitted

http://www.valleyvanguardonline.com/record-number-of-intl-students-admitted/

Office of student affairs forms task force on accessibility

http://amherststudent.amherst.edu/?q=article/2015/09/23/office-student-affairs-forms-task-force-accessibility

BCIC new ventures awards kick off Vancouver start up week – new award winning software to recruit international students

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2015/09/22/bcic-new-ventures-awards-kick-off-vancouver-startup-week/

Schuckman – renovations allow Quincy University to put itself on more level playing fields

http://www.whig.com/story/30088046/schuckman-renovations-allow-quincy-university-to-put-itself-on-more-level-playing-field

How to recruit millennials?  Pay their college loans

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-to-recruit-millennials-pay-their-college-loans/

PWC to start giving employees $1,200 a year in student loan debt assistance

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/09/22/pwc-offering-student-loan-assistance-to-employees/72565522/

Office of International affairs – UM Dearborn’s gateway to the rest of the world

http://michiganjournal.org/2015/09/22/office-of-international-affairs-um-dearborns-gateway-to-the-rest-of-the-world/

 OTHER
A simpler financial-aid calculator spreads
Bergen Community College awarded $2.6 Million federal grant
Study – Pell grant success depend on individual schools
College Talk vs Girl Talk at Texas elementary school – mmh
One in four female college students reports sexual misconduct, sturvey finds
1 in 4 women experience sex assaults on campus
22% of Purdue women sexually abused on campus
Women can have it all
Five Virginia schools ranked among top colleges and universities
10 colleges where merit aid is most common
Kalamazoo College campaign raises $129 million for scholarships, capital projects
How one University connects two countries
A farm in Japan helps students understand global relationships
Women get bigger pay bump from university education than men
Women and poor will be hardest hit by tuition fee repayment changes
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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
.
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 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

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