LWVAC now has two affiliated college chapters! The University of Florida and Santa Fe College LWV groups received two of the four available grants from LWVFL for chartering.
Santa Fe College
At Santa Fe College (SFC), the Chapter President is Baylee Van Doran and the Faculty Advisor is Linda Mussillo. The group has so far attended the SF Volunteer Fair and the SF Fall Fest, for which they created a scavenger hunt related to banned books. The table display included facts about book bans in Florida along with a basket of banned books that really made an impression on those who visited the table. (A biography of Jackie Robinson and Amanda Gorman’s poetry are among the books people were appalled to discover had been banned.) The group is growing and very actively working on events for the rest of the year, including speakers on League legislative priorities and a Rock-the-Vote event, among others. If you know a SFC student who may be interested in getting involved, please have them contact info [at] lwv-alachua.org (Baylee).
University of Florida
The University of Florida (UF) chapter president is Stefanie Gadaleon and the faculty advisor is Diana Boxer. Stefanie has recruited all the officers, who are currently busy organizing future events. January 30 is their first official meeting. If you know a UF student who may be interested in getting involved, please have them contact info [at] lwv-alachua.org (Stefanie).
Campus Outreach Leadership
Co-Chair (SFC): Linda Mussillo