2011 Giving Circle Recipients
At its annual Giving Circle Awards luncheon May 3, Xavier University's Women of Excellence announced ten projects to receive over $58,000 this year. In addition, two special women were honored.
Women of Excellence awarded Rosellen Galtiero Creighton (45255) with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Creighton, a 1971 alumna of Edgecliff College, is a wife, mother and civic volunteer. She is a member of Xavier's National Alumni Executive Board and chairs the Archive Committee for Edgecliff College. She is chair of the awards committee of the National Alumni Board of Directors and a member of Xavier's Committee on Public Honors. She received Xavier's Sister Mary Virginia Sullivan Award in 2001 for outstanding volunteer service.
Xavier senior Ashley Marine was selected as Xavier's Student Woman of Excellence. She is majoring in social work with a minor in peace studies. From Washington Court House, OH (43160), she is the daughter of Douglass & Sheree Marine.
1 in 4 Day aims to bring awareness to incidents of sexual assault and rape on Xavier's campus, increase the call for bystanders to intervene in situations that might lead to sexual assault and/or rape, and to help the Xavier community become of all the encompassing effects of sexual assault and rape.
Xavier's Summer Service Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to nurture the commitment to community engagement in Xavier students.
Bike XU is a program designed to meet students' transportation needs allowing them to rent a bicycle for either a semester or a full year to use at their leisure.
A project begun by Associate Professor of Theology Jennifer Beste in 2009 that includes requiring freshmen to attend an event exploring the issues of sexual relationships and the "hook-up" culture.
A project that will engage middle school girls with an outreach event to pique their interest in Computer Science.
Forty women of excellence will be invited to an overnight retreat to share their stories and experience various forms of meditation, prayer, art, and writing exercises and small group conversation.
Xavier's interfaith Community Engagement would like to host Sarah Niemoeller, a renowned Holocaust educator talking about her family's experiences resisting Nazism and the experience of her late husband.
The Student Alumni Association's signature event, Tuition Runs Out Day educates students on the vitality of alumni support and the impact it plays on their everyday Xavier experience.
Women of Excellence has been established as a major presence promoting women at Xavier. A critical component of our commitment to the advancement of women at Xavier is the establishment of Women of Excellence Scholarships.
The Women of Excellence funding of the Career Services Center (CSC) ensures current mentors and mentees the opportunity to connect and learn.
Xavier University's Women of Excellence was created to honor, extend and advance the legacy of Xavier University's and Edgecliff College's women graduates, and provide opportunities for women to grow as organizational and philanthropic leaders for the University. Women of Excellence formed a giving circle through which women collectively support Xavier and encourage the development of women as philanthropic leaders. Giving Circle members are alumnae, parents and friends who believe women as donors are capable of making a tremendous impact on Xavier, its students, faculty and staff. Giving Circle funds are distributed through a grant application process to projects proposed by faculty, staff and student groups of Xavier. The annual distribution of funds is determined through a voting process by Giving Circle members.