Events and Media

Our Past Events

2014 Habitat for Humanity University Women Build Day

     On May 7th, for the fou  rth 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.
     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.

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  

 Event updates on our Facebook page!

WSC in the Media

Daily Herald:

December 16, 2011 - Christmas surprises help two UVU students - Genelle Pugmire

February 02, 2012 - Holland speaks about growing in spite of hard times at UVU - Genelle Pugmire

October 12, 2014 - Women's Business Conference rallies together leaders in Utah Valley - Jordan Carroll

UVU Review:

October 17, 2011 - Single Mom Takes on Miss UVU Pageant - Written by Spencer Healey

April 11, 2011 - Celebration of hope - Written by Andrea Whatcott

January 18, 2011 - Bill threatens outreach programs (Pt. 2) - Written by Agustin Diaz Jr.

August 23 2010 - Boobs: not just for decoration - Written by Mel Sundquist

September 26, 2011 - Women’s Resource Center undergoes exciting rebirth becoming Women’s Success Center

Women's Resource Center:

UVU Review - June 10, 2010 - Resources on campus help students succeed - Written by Heather A. Turley

UVU Review - November 9, 2009 - Making education accessible to mothers- Written by Jessica Burnham

UVU Review - December 8, 2009 - Door of opportunity closes - Written by Jessica Burnham

UVU Review - February 9, 2009 - Where the University stands - Written by David Hatchett and Jennie Nich

Other Locations:

Departments of Workforce Services - the Facts about Women in Utah

2011 Utah Campus Compact Statewide Recognition Event - Civically Engaged Student- Adonica Kauwe Limon, Women's Success Center

WIA Report - September 30, 2011 - Utah Valley University Women’s Center Takes on a New Mission

2011 Habitat for Humanity Build Day, Deseret News - Utah students volunteer for Habitat for Humanity