HerStory: A Celebration of Women at BSU

March is Women’s History Month, a time dedicated to celebrating all women, both past and present, and their accomplishments everywhere. To celebrate, BSU hosted HERStory, an evening focused on Women’s Wellness for alumna, students who identify as women, BSU employees, and friends of BSU.

The Bridgewater Alumni Association and the Career Services & Internship Office sponsored HERStory to create an environment where students, alumni, and faculty came together to relax, chat, and share one another’s accomplishments. Carrie Kulick-Clark (she/her) (’85), G (’98), President of the BSU Alumni Association and wife of President Frederick W. Clark Jr., Esq. (he/him), served as the chair of HERStory.

“[HERStory] at BSU originally started as an interaction between students…as it evolved, we named it HERStory,” stated Carrie Kulick-Clark. “Last year, the primary focus was on students… [This year, we] made it into something more, so the event is now for students, alums, Bridgewater employees, and state-holders.”

Upon registration at Burnell Hall, attendees chose a tea gift set and BSU bag to hold goodies while visiting activity stations including origami, cupcake decorating, gratitude notes, worry dolls, coloring, inspiration jars, and neck pillows.

“[We chose these specific activities because] we were trying to go for mind, body, and spirit through connection with others, and we wanted to provide an opportunity [for individuals] to come together and learn something about themselves and others,” stated Kulick-Clark.

The event formally began with a speech entitled “You are Enough” by Joanna Young, which incorporated meditation and discussions to create a welcoming atmosphere. Following the speech, individuals were directed to additional activities that they preregistered for, including Chair Relaxation, Dance Dance Dance, an interactive session designed to help attendees explore their life vision, a station to learn simple, quick techniques to add mindfulness to the day, and an open session where guests were able to spend time with other BSC/BSU alumni. Light refreshments were also provided throughout the evening.

“I had so much fun at the event,” stated Saoirse Flaherty ’25 (she/her), majoring in Secondary Education and English. “It was nice to get to interact with different people around campus… It was a space where I felt welcomed and could relate with the other people around me. I hope to attend more events like this in the future!”

HERStory was an event that brought women together from all walks of life to celebrate their achievements, connect with one another, and focus on wellness and self-care. To check out other events hosted by the BSU Alumni Association and Career Services & Internship Office, visit Engage BSU https://engage.bridgew.edu/home_login to see a complete listing.

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