Women’s Forum Raises 3500 for Clayton State Scholarships; Online Auction to Continue Next Week
Morrow, Ga., Nov. 16, 2012 --
The Nov. 15 Clayton State University Women’s Forum’s Annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, and Quilt Raffle has raised more than $3500 for Clayton State scholarships, and the fun will continue next week.
The Women’s Forum’s Dolores Cox, communications coordinator for the Clayton State Office of Image and Communications, has announced that bidding for the online auction will resume for unsold items in the auction on Monday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. Bidding will close on Friday, Nov. 30, also at 11 a.m.
All funds raised go solely to support the Women's Forum Scholarship Fund, and the public is welcome to take part. To access any information on the Fall Scholarship Fund Raiser, go to the Women’s Forum website at www.clayton.edu/womens-forum
.Online bidding will be available starting Monday at; http://fpforms.clayton.edu/womens-forum/OnlineAuction/BiddingSheet2012.aspx
To date, the auction has raised $2,482. The Quilt Raffle, donated each year by Lou Brackett of the Center for Instructional Development, was won by the Athletic Department’s Pat Keane, raising $540. The 2012 Chili Cook-Off raised $520.
Pam Healan, from the College of Arts & Sciences, has also announced the winners in both categories of the Chili Cook-Off. The Judges Choice first place winner was Dr. Michelle Furlong, chair of the Clayton State Department of Natural Sciences, leading to some speculation that a biology lab was used to cook up the chili. Second place went to Facilities Management’s Michael Campbell, and third to retired (though not retiring) Clayton State Professor Dr. Tom Eddins.
The first place People’s Choice Award went to Campbell, for his deer meat chili, though not for the deer head he brought along for the Cook-Off. Second place went to OITS’ Todd Birchfield, and third to Director of Grant Accounting & Compliance Vickie F. Smith.
The application deadline for the 2013 Women’s Forum Scholarship, which will undoubtedly help make someone’s dreams real, is Feb. 15, 2013, and the Annual Women’s Forum Scholarship Luncheon will be held in April 2013.