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Churchill Challenge

I can't believe it's almost October of my senior year at William Woods. The fun times have blown by so fast right in front of my face. I have really been striving to do everything that I haven't done yet, so I made a Fulton "Bucket List".

It's a collaborative list of things my friends and I want to do before our time in Fulton ends. After graduation, we will be going many directions; from grad schools and jobs all across the U.S. It is really hard to imagine life when I don't have all my friends within five minutes of me, so let's not think about it just yet.

One fun thing that we did was participate in the Churchill Color Challenge 5k. I had been working on my running all summer long and just so happened to see a poster for the 5k when I was at the YMCA one day. I immediately texted my other friends that love to run and we signed up.

Brandy, Sally Jo and me were ready to go for the start of the race.

Brandy, Sally Jo and I were ready to go for the start of the race.

While running the race, some familiar WWU faces threw color on us. And our friend, Baylie snapped a picture.

Brandy and me running on the WWU campus stretch of the 5k.

Brandy and me running on the WWU campus stretch of the 5k.

Closer to the end we passed two of our favorite faculty members/administrators, Drs. Venita Mitchell and Carrie McCray.

Finished the 5k with a smile.

Finished the 5k with a smile.

I am so proud that I was able to participate in something so awesome and so dear to the Fulton community. I look forward to many more 5ks in the future and more fun to be had in Fulton this year.


Domestic Violence Awareness Month



Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week here at the Woods. One of my favorite things this week happened to be put on by members of my sorority, Alpha Chi Omega.

Sugar cookies on table.

This is my sorority sister, Sadie Herrick, handing out cookies outside of Tucker Dining Hall.

Sugar cookies with purple ribbon icing.

Sugar cookies with the purple ribbon.


My sorority’s philanthropy is domestic violence awareness, and we work very closely to the local Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) shelter here in Fulton.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The intent of this awareness month was to connect battered women's advocates across the nation and to end violence against women and their children.

To start raising awareness early, a few women in my sorority baked cookies and handed them out at a table right out front of Tucker Dining Hall.

Not only is this a great cause, but I also was able to help work my designing skills and create a handout to also go on the table. I am not much of a baker, so being able to help in any other way that I can is very important to me.


Purple Ribbon Run flyer.

This is the flyer for the upcoming 5k.

With this week coming to an end, I am already creating a plan for next week. Another way that I am going to help out is with the CARDV shelter’s 5k. I am not the best runner in the world, considering how clumsy I can be, so I plan to walk it or volunteer to help out wherever is needed.

I feel lucky that the students at William Woods have many opportunities to help out with causes bigger than ourselves.