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NeW Senior Spotlight: Elizabeth from the University of Kentucky

May 12, 2010 | NeW Staff

Our Senior Spotlight has only yet begun!  Today, NeW will honor Elizabeth Petrun, who recently received her Masters’ Degree from the University of Kentucky.  She has played an integral role in helping the University of Kentucky chapter get off the ground, attending meetings and events regularly, even as a graduate student.  We also asked Elizabeth a few questions about her experience and involvement in NeW.  Congratulations, Elizabeth, and thank you for your continued dedication to NeW and conservative principles!

How Long have you been involved in NeW?
The past 2 semesters.

Did you hold any Leadership Positions?
NeW Blogette in Spring 2010!

What has been the most rewarding experience during your involvement in NeW?
Meeting other conservative women and sharing our experiences! I have also enjoyed creating a forum for conservative women on UK’s campus. Prior to NeW, no conservative organization existed. 

What is something you’ve learned in NeW?
There is too much to mention! But I think the best take-away point is that women do not need to relinquish femininity to be successful in the workplace. 

Do you plan to stay involved in the conservative movement and/or politics after graduation?  If so, how?
Yes! I will be working for The Heritage Foundation this summer, will continue to stay involved with NeW, and finally, I will continue my involvement with the Republican Party of Kentucky.

What advice would you leave to younger members of NeW?
Get involved! Every event, speaker, and activity makes a difference. 

And some special remarks from Holly, fellow bluegrass conservative:
“Elizabeth has added so much value to NeW to this year.  Even as a graduate student, Elizabeth has been a faithful member of NeW at the University of Kentucky and brought so much to the discussion.  Her passion for conservative principles and rational debate is contagious.”


Elizabeth at her recent graduation. Congrats!

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