Hello NeW Blog Readers! My name is Elizabeth Hebeler and I am currently a junior at the University of Florida. I’m proud to say that I have been involved in the UF Chapter of NeW for three years now and serve as the current president of our wonderful chapter. I’m majoring in Public Relations but also completing a minor in Business Administration, a Retail Leadership Certificate, and applying to a Masters of Science in Management program. I’m interested in fashion, politics, business, tennis, and long distance running and I’m in a ton of clubs on campus ranging from the U.S. Green Building Council to writing for the business newspaper to the Retail Society to other conservative clubs on campus focusing on personal fiscal responsibility and protection of our constitution.
I found NeW during the first week of my freshman year of college and instantly thought, ‘This is the perfect club for me! This club must have been made for me!’ My college experience has been absolutely fantastic because of my involvement with NeW. I’ve been able to meet amazing women from all around the country and talk about politics, what it will be like to have a family and work too, and how to properly counteract the liberal bias on our college campuses. Our UF Chapter in the past has done a ton of great events and we had the winner from the Gentleman’s Showcase from our school last year! This semester we have already done one event called the 9/11 Project which involved setting up around 3,000 flags in remembrance of the lives lost on September 11th. We also have our annual tea party planned, service projects with the American Cancer Society, Ronald McDonald House, and Shands Hospital, and many other wonderful events you’ll get updated about on the blog every week from me or another UF officer.
Every week, I will be focusing my blog entry from a historical perspective. How did women achieve what they have today? What are women around the world experiencing? What have radical feminists done in the past, and what are their plans now? What are conservative women doing to counteract the liberal stance? When did women start to fight on different sides over women’s issues?
I can’t wait to share with you my exploration through history and around the world as we learn what amazing women have done for our world today and how we can learn from them to make our mark on the world too.