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Celebrating 100 Years of First Woman in Congress

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Jeannette Rankin becoming the first woman to hold a seat in Congress. On April 2, 1917, Jeanette took her oath as a U.S. Representative. Not only was Jeannette the first woman to hold a seat in Congress but, she was elected for this position four years before women nationally…

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A Chat with Founding Feminist Activists at UGA

When we walked into the room, we couldn’t help but smile at the sight of warm reunions amongst women who had not seen each other in years. More than 40 years had passed since they were spearheading feminist activism at the University of Georgia (UGA) in the 1960s and 1970s. This panel discussion hosted by…

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6 Study Tips to Help You Ace Your Exams

The school year is coming to an end and we all know what that means…finals. You have worked hard all semester and only a few exams stand between you and the finish line. This can be a stressful and overwhelming time but it doesn’t have to be. We have come up with these 6 tips…

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Donor Spotlight – Amanda Bennett

I first got connected with JRF when I was working at UGA around 2006. I wanted to volunteer somewhere in the community and found JRF through searching a list of local organizations. I was intrigued by the volunteer opportunity and helped as a Level 1 scholarship application reader that year. That was all it took…

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Why the United State of Women Matters

Our Executive Director, Karen Sterk, recently joined forces with Michele Ozumba of the Women’s College Coalition and JRF Board Member, Linda Brigham of Coca-Cola and Letty Ashworth of Delta Air Lines on a girls’ trip to the United State of Women White House Summit. From the moment they arrived at 6:15 a.m., they stood amidst long…

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Here’s What Happens When You Don’t Give Up on YOU

As he lay naked basking in his adulterous act, he did say one last thing… “I’m done with you.”  She told him, “You might be. But I’m not done with me yet.” “Kristine, what was it that made you decide to go back to school?” “Well… seven years ago, I came home and found my…

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