Congratulations to our graduating seniors and thank you for your work with NeW! We are pleased to spotlight some of our outstanding chapter leaders and members. We will miss working with them on campus, but look forward to them joining our NeW Alumnae Network.
Today’s Spotlight is on Elizabeth Kilgallin, NeW leader at Sweet Briar College.
How did you benefit from being a part of NeW?
Surrounded as we are in an academic world overwhelmingly liberal, conservative women often feel alone and exhausted by the effort to fight the tide of left-wing media, professors, and students. NeW provides a touchstone upon which conservative women can find assurance that we are not alone, that there are many like-minded women, and that we can come together and successfully engage in the discussion and fight the tide.
What is your favorite part of NeW?
My favorite part of NeW, and my favorite memory, is my attendance and participation in the 2013 National Conference. I strongly encourage NeW members to attend the conference every summer. Meeting other members and leaders is a valuable experience that strengthens the bond between us as conservative women.
What is one piece of advice you would pass on to NeW ladies following you?
Always look to the future and attempt to identify opportunities to influence your community, specifically your college campuses. Join the discussion, advocate, and engage.
Why do you think others should be involved in NeW?
Through participation in NeW, conservative women can find personal fulfillment, engage in campus-level activities that are both fun and meaningful, and participate in a national-level effort to share the ideals that we, as conservative women, believe.