“Stepping Up” luncheon to honor Huckabee women in November
2023年6月21日 - 安娜Roussel
瓦希托浸会大学’s Office of 发展 has announced its annual Stepping Up for Ouachita luncheon, presented by Simmons Bank, will be held Friday, Nov. 17, 在阿肯色州小石城的切纳尔乡村俱乐部. The event will recognize its first mother-和-daughter honorees, former Arkansas First Lady Janet Huckabee 和 政府. 莎拉·哈克比·桑德斯. Ticket 和 sponsorship information is available at extheist.net/steppingup.
Since its inaugural event in November 2010, 为瓦希托挺身而出 has raised more than $840,000 toward scholarships for women 在沃希托河 和 is looking toward surpassing 2023年100万美元. Every year the university honors outst和ing Ouachita women who have shown grace, leadership, integrity 和 faith over the years.
“We started 为瓦希托挺身而出 in 2010 as a way to raise scholarship funds 和 introduce people to Ouachita who weren’t Ouachita graduates,” said Terry Peeples, 发展副总裁. “This year, we have the opportunity to cross the threshold of 1 million cumulative dollars to help female students. 我们委员会非常高兴 to be honoring the former First Lady Janet Huckabee 和 政府. 莎拉·哈克比·桑德斯， 他们都是瓦基顿人.”
“This is a monumental year for 为瓦希托挺身而出,” added Kristen Glover Belew, chair of the 2023 为瓦希托挺身而出 committee 和 a 2011 Ouachita graduate. “It only makes sense that we honor perhaps our most well-known mother-daughter alumni 二人组. We are proud of their Christ-like character 和 heart of service, values we hold 亲爱的在瓦希托.”
珍妮特(麦凯恩)哈克比76年 served as First Lady of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007 alongside her husb和, former 政府. 迈克·哈克比. 这对夫妇是在阿肯色州霍普市的一所小学认识的.，并追溯到 他们在瓦希托大学的时光. 他们于1974年5月25日结婚，现在已经结婚了 three adult children: John Mark, David 和 Sarah, who became the 47th 2023年成为阿肯色州州长.
Early in their marriage, Huckabee was diagnosed with spinal cancer, which left her 无法返回瓦希托. Near the end of her husb和’s time as governor, she completed her undergraduate degree through John Brown University. 哈克比是一个 active member 和 two-term president of the Texarkana Parent Teacher Association 和 has worked as a substitute teacher, a pharmacist’s assistant 和 as a manager for 一个建筑公司，以及其他角色. 在她丈夫的竞选中，她是一名积极的活动家 各种政治追求.
While her husb和 was governor, one of Huckabee’s priorities was helping to modernize 阿肯色州州长官邸. The subsequent renovation included the addition of 一个宏伟的大厅，后来被命名为珍妮特M. 哈克比大厅. 哈克比入选 into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame after helping to pass Amendment 75, a sales tax that benefited the Arkansas Game 和 Fish Commission, the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the Department of Parks 和 Tourism 和 the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission.
Outside of politics, Huckabee became known for her work with the American Red Cross, Samaritan’s Purse 和 Habitat for Humanity, which she served for more than 10 years 在国际董事会. She led an effort to immunize children in Arkansas 和 visited every state health department site to promote immunizations against childhood 疾病. She also has been an active volunteer in church activities 和 enjoys gardening, raising chickens 和 looking after two dogs 和 seven gr和children.
政府. 莎拉·桑德斯04年 是前州长奥巴马最小的孩子. 麦克·哈克比和珍妮特·哈克比. 两个人做了 history as the first father 和 daughter to be governor of the same state. 桑德斯 also is the youngest governor in the nation currently serving 和 Arkansas’ first 女州长.
A graduate of Little Rock Central High School, 桑德斯 was a political science major 在沃希托河. 被提名为返校节法庭成员 美国大学名人录 & 大学, she served as president of the Ouachita Student Senate 和 was chosen Outst和ing 资深女性由教职员工.
Her involvement in presidential politics began in 2004 when she served as field coordinator 在俄亥俄州竞选总统. 乔治•布什(George W. 布什的连任竞选. 2008年，她是全国的 political director for her father’s presidential campaign 和 later served as his 2016年竞选期间的竞选经理. 她加入了唐纳德·特朗普2016年的总统竞选团队 campaign as a senior adviser 和 transitioned to a role on the White House communications staff upon his election, eventually becoming the third woman, first mother 和 first 阿肯色州人担任白宫凯时国际网站秘书.
桑德斯 left the White House in 2019 和 returned to Arkansas, where she announced 2021年竞选州长. 在她离开华盛顿之后.C.她是一只狐狸 凯时国际网站 contributor 和 served on the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. 桑德斯是 的作者 纽约时报 畅销书 为我自己说话 并在 《凯时国际平台app》杂志 和 TIME 杂志的“40岁以下40人”.”
为瓦希托挺身而出 helps raise money toward scholarships for women students 在沃希托河. The university serves more than 1,700 students, more than half of whom are female; with more than 95% of Ouachita students qualifying for financial aid, 对奖学金的持续需求是巨大的.
For information on sponsoring the 2023 luncheon, contact Carrie Roberson at (电子邮件保护) or (870) 245-4278.