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FALL 2016 Events
Veteran Women's Panel
As part of Veterans Week celebrations, the Women's Success Center partnered with UVU's
Veteran Center to host a panel of female veterans in the Ballroom on November 8. Four
women who served in different branches of the military discussed their experiences. Marci Hehnly, assistant professor of criminal justice at UVU, served in the United States Army as
a military police officer, served as the panel moderator. The panelists included Lena Sansom, U.S. Army, Leslie Zimmerman, U.S. Army, Mallory Cochran, U.S. Army Reserves and military policy, and Sara Snyder, U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Llama Llama Pajama Party
Care About Childcare and the Women's Success Center hosted a Llama Llama Pajama Party on November 2 at Centre Stage. The event focused on the importance of children's literacy and especially the benefit of establishing a bedtime routine of reading to children. United
Way was a fantastic partner and surprised us with games, learning activities, and
stuffed animals for all the kids.
Utah Women's Walk Gala
On Friday, October 28, the Utah Women's Walk formally recognized 21 honorees along
with 12 student researchers for their participation in the Utah Women's Walk project.
It was also an evening to recognize LaRae Savage and First Lady Jeanette Herbert for
their significant contributions and exemplary lives of service to their families,
communities, and the state of Utah.
She Talks Utah
The first "She Talks Utah" event was not to be missed. The room was abuzz with energy
and anticipation for the evening's speakers. Each one shared their story of what, how, and why they lead and how others can lead
as well. Speakers included Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin, Culinary Crafts president and CEO Mary Crafts-Homer, KUTV news anchor Mary Nickles, Neill F. Marriott, second counselor in the Young Women General Presidency
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah.
The annual Clothesline Project was hosted by the Women's Success Center on October
11-12, 2016. This year's program included a panel discussion on preventing domestic
violence which included how to recognize the signs of violence and recommended courses
of action to take. The second day included a Safe Zone presentation by Karen Deysher
of Multicultural Student Services as many LGBTQ people are victims of attack.
Wee Care Welcome EventThe Wee Care Center Welcome Event, held August 29, 2016, was a smashing success! Children
and their parents enjoyed cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, face painting, and games.
Willy the Wolverine greeted the guests, a magician entertained the crowd, and then
prizes were awarded through a random drawing. A good time was had by all!
Women's Build Day/Habitat for Humanity
The Women's Success Center is committed to strengthening our community and assisting
in improving the lives of those in need. It is our privilege to work every year with
Habitat for Humanity. Women Build Day, May 18, 2016, proved to be another success.
Thank you to all those who participated in this special event.
Women of UVU Association