Events and Media

Our Past Events

2014 Habitat for Humanity University Women Build Day

Group standing in front of a house they are helping to build

On May 7th, for the fourth year in a row, the Women's Success Center hosted "University Women Build" by inviting our admired First Lady, Paige Holland, and women and men from UVU and BYU to work on a home for Habitat for Humanity!  Noelle Pikus-Pace, is serving as the spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Week.  Students, staff, and faculty from both universities worked together to tear out, prepare, and install new wood flooring in the home.

     Seven years ago, Habitat launched a project with Lowe's Home Improvement to provide workshops for women in the community to learn basic construction skills and to give women of Lowe's an opportunity to contribute volunteer hours on a home. Four years ago, this project grew to become "Women Build" during the week leading up to Mother's Day. To raise awareness and money, participants pay $20. Each day has a unique designation such as Women In Politics, Women In Business, etc. The Women's Success Center agreed to host "University Women Build" by picking up the tab and providing lunch for all participants that day.

Habitat for Humanity requires the people who will be owners to contribute "sweat equity" and also allows for volunteers from the community to work on homes.

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Through volunteer labor (as shown in the above pictures), professional expertise and tax-deductible donations, Habitat for Humanity obtains land and builds simple, decent homes in Utah County. Families who meet qualifications help build and then purchase the home at no profit to the organization. The family's monthly payments go into a revolving fund to help build more homes. Families must have need, be able to pay, and be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity. New homeowners have a unique pride in this home, which has given them a "hand up", not a "hand-out." This program is founded on the belief that families and communities thrive when everyone has a sturdy, safe, nurturing place to call home.

group working in a habitat for humanity house

For more information, go to Habitat for Humanity of Utah County. To see more pictures of the project visit us on Facebook!

2013 Habitat for Humanity University Women Build Day 

On May 8, 2013  the Women’s Success Center hosted “University Women Build,”  inviting women from UVU and BYU to work on a home for Habitat for Humanity.  This is our third year hosting this wonderful project.  Our beloved First Lady, Paige Holland, has participated all three years!  Noelle Pikus-Pace, also a beloved figure at UVU, is serving as the spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week.  Faculty, staff, and students from both universities worked side by side throughout the day installing siding on the home.

For more information, go to Habitat for Humanity of Utah County.

2013 University Women Build Day Anne Wairepo

2013 University Women Build Day Banner

2013 University Women Build Day Habitat for Humanity

Ladies' Night with First Lady Paige Holland

UVUSA and Women's Success Center welcomed UVU's First Lady Paige Holland on
Friday, March 1, 2013.

Ladies' Night for First Lady

Women's Success Center in the Media

Video News

Daily Herald - UVU women's project invaluable resource for supporting, developing women

KSL - Utah ranked as worst state for women 

Daily Herald - Women's Business Conference rallies together leaders in Utah Valley

KSL: Studio 5 - UVU Women's Success Center 

Good 4 Utah - UVU program helps women graduate 

KSL: Studio 5 - UVU Women's Success Center 

Daily Herald - Holland speaks about growing in spite of hard times at UVU 

Daily Herald - Christmas surprises help two UVU students 

Good 4 Utah - Utah students volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

UVU Review:

UVU’s effort to help women succeed

Single Mom Takes on Miss UVU Pageant 

Celebration of hope 

Bill threatens outreach programs (Pt. 1) 

Bill threatens outreach programs (Pt. 2)

Boobs: not just for decoration 

Women’s Resource Center undergoes exciting rebirth becoming Women’s Success Center

Women's Resource Center:

Resources on campus help students succeed 

Making education accessible to mothers

Door of opportunity closes 

Where the University stands