January 10, 2017 Edition

Women's Success Center

Association Connection Corner
New Leadership Positions Open for Spring 2017
Women of UVU
If you would like leadership experience, love to serve, meet new people and get the chance to earn a scholarship, this may be the place for you. Two new positions have opened up at the Women of UVU Association including Chief of Staff and Marketing Chair. If you are interested in serving women in any of these positions please stop by and apply today.  Come to the Women of UVU office in LC 101 to meet us and pick up an application.
Special Event
Heart 2 Home Sub 4 Santa helps UVU Students
Heart 2 Home The 8th annual Heart 2 Home event was held December 5 in the Student Center. Heart 2 Home is a non-profit, 100% volunteer organization with no paid staff. They generously provide Christmas gifts to low income UVU students who are survivors of domestic violence.

Peggy Pasin of the Women's Success Center coordinates this partnership. Thirty-one families gathered at the event with each family member receiving gifts to be opened Christmas morning. Gifts were carefully selected specific to the recipient's age, size, and interests. Children were entertained with craft projects, dinner, and a visit from Santa Claus while Heart 2 Home volunteers secretly loaded gifts into the families cars.  Many of the moms reported that they have never had the funds to provide Christmas presents for their children and wept for joy.

To learn about Heart 2 Home and the work they do click here.
Utah Women's Walk
Sandra Covey, Utah Women's Walk 2016 Honoree
Sandra Covey and Amy Woods
Sandra Covey and Amy Woods (student researcher)
The purpose of the Utah Women's Walk is to recognize and show gratitude for the lives of notable women who have made significant contributions to life in the state of Utah over the past 150 years.

Sandra Covey, a 2016 Utah Women's Walk honoree, grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, as one of six children. Music has always played a large role in her life. She was a member of and traveled with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Europe at the age  of seventeen. While on that tour, she met her husband, Stephen R. Covey, and together they raised nine children.

Sandra earned a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Child Development and finds great joy in being a mother and grandmother. As a lifelong supporter of the arts, Sandra was the driving force behind the building of the Covey Arts Center in Provo, Utah, which hosts over 200 community events each year.

For information about other honorees please visit the Utah Women's Walk website. 
Shelli Densley Recieves Master of Science
master of science
Congratulations to Shelli Densley who recently received a master of science in family and human development from Arizona State University. Anne Wairepo said, "This is a huge accomplishment that should be celebrated! Shelli is a great example of continuing your educational goals and then giving back to the community." Shelli is the new Director of the Utah Women's Walk. In addition  Shelli will also be teaching a marriage and relational skills course at UVU for the spring 2017 semester.

This course (FAMS 1150) is designed to aid students in building a lasting intimate relationship. It comprises cutting edge research on factors and issues related to relationship success and outcome including whom and when to marry and how to build stable and happy relationships over time.

For information on this and other family studies courses in the UVU catalog click here.
Student Spotlight
Katrina Peacock, Graduating Young Mother
Woodbury School of Business Katrina Peacock is a senior in the Woodbury School of Business. She will graduate Spring 2017 with a bachelor's degree in business management and an associate degree in accounting. She hopes someday to encompass her compassion for underprivileged youth and education in the non-profit business sector.

As a first-generation college student, her educational experience was nontraditional. In 2002, she graduated high school as a junior and proceeded to Utah Valley State College to get a degree in elementary education. She met and married her husband shortly after attending school, eventually dropping out to start a family. Katrina returned to Utah Valley University in the summer of 2013 to finish her education. Her husband and three children continue to support and inspire her as she works to achieve her goals.

Katrina encourages all young mothers to return and finish school. She said, "It will be a difficult challenge but with such rewards. Always remember that life is full of challenges; the right perspective is all you need to accomplish them."

If you would like help coming back to school, please contact the Women's Success Center at 801-863-3010. To see the Women's Success Center website click here.
Utah Women's Leadership Project
Billboards Highlight the Work Women do in Utah
You may notice some new billboards around Utah featuring UVU women and the work they do to  shape our state , government, business, and education. Our hope is to inspire women to see themselves in one or more of the billboards and then take action to lead and influence thier communities.

Justin Hackwork donated his photography skills and Yesco donated the digital space for this project.

Women Shaping Utah billboard
Jennilyn Jessop, 2016 UVU graduate, former Women's Success Center employee

Upcoming Events
ZIONS Bank and Women of Woodbury Event
Lunch Money
January 20, 2017
12:00 p.m.
Centre Stage, Sorensen Center, Utah Valley University
Women of Woodbury and ZIONS invite female students interested in banking and finance to this panel discussion with female ZIONS Bank employees including Melinda Haynes and Alicia Rutledge. Lunch will be provided.
To RSVP email Pam Barnes or Mikki O'Connor.
Utah Women's Leadership Speaker & Dialogue Series
Creating and Growing Small Businesses as Women
January 24, 2017
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Ragan Theater, Sorensen Center, Utah Valley University
The event will begin with a 30-minute plenary session after which each attendee will move into one breakout session of her choice.
For event information  click here.

Speaker - Dr. Deanna Geddes
Understanding-and Even Appreciating-Anger as Women
January 31, 2017
3:30-4:45 p.m.
SC 206ab, Sorensen Center, Utah Valley University
Dr. Geddes will help women understand how to not fear anger in others, and to use their own anger more effectively to strengthen relationships and enhance personal and professional effectiveness.
For event information  click here.

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The Women's Success Center is here to support you in your goal of graduation !
W omen's Success Center  hours are
Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stop in if you have any questions, need assistance, or just want to say "Hi." 
UVU's Women's Success Center
UVU's Women's Success Center was established in 2011 with the mission to help  women enter and graduate from UVU. Recent studies show that Utah has the lowest graduation  rates for women in the nation. The WSC helps women overcome barriers that can stop them  from furthering their college education. They offer many services including- support, advocacy,  individual success coaching, scholarship assistance, le a dership opportunities and more. The  Women's Su ccess Center is dedicated to helping women see themselves as confident and  capable of achieving their educational goals. To learn more visit the Women's Success Center  Web site at http://www.uvu.edu/wsc

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