Proclamation Celebrates April 7 as Newberry College Women’s League 75th Anniversary Day
April 5, 2017
Newberry College has issued a proclamation declaring Friday, April 7 to be Newberry College Women's League 75th Anniversay Day. At the group's annual meeting on April 1, Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens praised the group as one of the unsung heroes of the College. The group has worked tirelessly on behalf of the College to identify and fund projects on campus that might otherwise be overlooked. They have funded everything from the installation of handrails on campus buildings to the white boards in classrooms. Although their grants typically range from $500 to $1,000, the projects they select have far-reaching impact on the campus community. Newberry College gratefully acknowledges Women's League for their tireless efforts, undying devotion and endless generosity to Newberry College for generations past, present and future.
WHEREAS, the Newberry College Women’s League was established October 9, 1942, to support Newberry College, its mission and the needs and well-being of its students; and
WHEREAS, members of the League are committed to the institution of family, the Christian faith, and encouraging future generations to serve the Newberry College community; and
WHEREAS, the League meets annually on campus to evaluate and make decisions regarding funding various needs and service projects for the campus and its student body; and
WHEREAS, the League has generously donated funds to support many areas of campus including academic departments, capital projects, college archives, campus beautification and more; and
WHEREAS, the club has shown by its actions and good works for the past 75 years that it is a significant asset to the College community, providing leadership and funding projects that have greatly benefited the campus and student body.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Maurice Scherrens, president of Newberry College, do hereby proclaim April 7, 2017, as Newberry College Women’s League 75th Anniversary Day.
On the campus of Newberry College, and I urge all to recognize the outstanding contributions the Newberry College Women’s League has made to our community and to commend the League for its faithful support of generations of Newberry College students, faculty and staff, past, present and future.
Proclaimed this 7th day of April 2017.