Welcome to our NEW SWEET SPIRITS!!! Brittany Agee, Sade Fountain, Kiersten Garcia, Allison Hassard, Nene Jones, Comora Littlejohn, Sarah Muth, and Miranda Tyler! We are so happy to have these girls join the Sweet Spirit Crew!
The Sweet Spirits are a community of students who serve as a leadership team to promote spiritual values and plan spirituality programs on campus. Their work includes organizing annual events such as the Unsung Heroes Banquet, Gospel Fest and the Religious Life Fair, as well as leading ecumenical services.
Members also maintain the interfaith prayer room, located in the College's Memorial Chapel. The room is stocked with a variety of literature and includes a "prayer mural" on which students can write prayers.
Sweet Spirits' purpose is to draw attention to spiritual life as an important part of the human experience rather than teaching any particular religious doctrine. All upperclasswomen in good academic standing are eligible to apply, and students from all faith backgrounds are welcome.
Meet the Sweet Spirits:
Kelly Winer: I am a part of the Class of 2013. I am majoring in mathematical economics with a minor in English and creative writing. I’m involved in QVs, the French Club, Daisy’s Docents, Sweet Spirits, Economics Tutor, and a fun fact about me is that I have read all the Harry Potter books in French!
Morgan Franke: I will be graduating in 2013 and I am a biology major with an environmental science minor. I was raised American Baptist, but enjoy participating in all Protestant traditions. My hobbies are botany and conservation, reading, Civil War reenacting, and I also love beluga whales!
Laurel Melton: I am a part of the Class of 2013 and I am a psychology major. I am from North Carolina and am a part of the Pre-Health Society. I am also involved in Chung Mungs here on campus. A fun fact about me is that I have been engaged since sophomore year!
Natalie Dubishar: I will be graduating in December of 2013. I am majoring in French and minoring in biology and music. I am part of the Pre-Health Club and the leadership program. I studied abroad in Paris, France, with ISA over the summer. After my study abroad, I went on a trip to different places in France with my mom and two sisters, where I got to take a tour of the Cathedral in Chartres. The same day I took the tour, I got to walk the world-famous labyrinth three times. I also visited Monet's house, garden and his water lily pond in one day.
Ilisa Weinburg: I am a part of the Class of 2014 and am majoring in economics and government. My hometown is Sacrament, Calif. I am involved in the Croquet Society, the Cooking Club and Chung Mungs here on campus! I also play on the varsity lacrosse team.
Caroline Lacy: I am a part of the Class of 2014 and am majoring in sociology with a minor in music—vocal performance. I am involved in the Sweet Tones, the Cooking Club, Tau Phi and Sweet Spirits. A fun fact about me is that I really love to visit art and history museums, and I have a small collection of magnets, postcards and T-shirts from almost every museum I’ve visited.
Maryam Rasoulian: I am a junior (2014) majoring in religion and studio art. I practice Candomblé, an Afro-Brazilian faith tradition, and am a daughter of Yemanjá. I lead Meditation For All and am a member of the International Club, Friends of Art Jr., Red Clay and Briar Patch. I am also the president of GLOW, Sweet Briar’s GSA.
Ariel Taylor: I am a biology major with chemistry and mathematics minors. I am a part of the Class of 2014. Extra-curricular activities I am involved in include Falls On Nose, QV and Earphones. I am also a part of the Honors Program, Leadership Certificate Program, chemistry club and, of course, SWEET SPIRITS!!! A fun fact is that I am terribly afraid of holding/petting animals, but I do enjoy studying and learning about them.
Jessi Fortner: I am a part of the Class of 2015 and I am a double major in classics and mathematics with a music minor. I am a docent, a part of the Cross-Country Club, the Honors Program and Sweet Spirits. A fun fact about me is that I ran a marathon last October.