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SGA hosts Women Honoring Women Dinner

| Monday, April 15, 2019

Though March is International Women’s month, Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) continued the theme with their Women Honoring Women Dinner on Friday at 7 p.m. in Stapleton Lounge at LeMans Hall.

The annual dinner hosted the nominees and students being honored by the SGA. 

Honoring and celebrating the women in and around the College was the central idea around which senior Kathy Ogden said she organized the event.

“It is important to honor all hard work and accomplishments that take place at Saint Mary’s,” Ogden said in an email. “As an all-women’s college, we are surrounded by intelligent and successful women daily. These women inspire us as students and deserve to be recognized. This event was ultimately a way to say thank you for all that we receive.”

In addition to the students who attended the event, College President Nancy Nekvasil, vice president for Student Affairs Karen Johnson, vice president for Mission Judy Fean and director of Student Involvement and Multicultural Services Gloria Jenkins also made appearances.

The evening was meant to showcase the importance of the work that these particular members of the College’s community perform daily, Ogden said. All of those who were nominated to attend the event were nominated by the students of the College based on the work they had done.

“This event celebrated the hard work and influence that staff members and professors at Saint Mary’s have had on students,” Ogden said.

The dinner was full of noise with chatter about the women being honored and about the dinner in general, Ogden said.

“The event began with appetizers and socializing,” she said. “Around 6 p.m. we began dinner with a salad, and students one-by-one read their nomination allowed to honor their faculty member. Approximately 45 people attended.”

At the end of the evening, the Women Honoring Women award was given to Diane Fox, director of the Office for Student Success.

The dinner was an accomplishment for the SGA, Ogden said, and all enjoyed their Friday evening celebrating the women of the College.

“I think the event went really well,” she said. “Many of the attendees afterward said how pleased they were with the event. It was decorated with lost of spring colors. It was a really great event. I believe the attendees enjoyed an evening with their students and felt honored and blessed to be at the event.”

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