Garnet Valley High School graduate Shaina Hilsey, a senior at California University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as a member of the 2017-2018 American Association of University Women Student Advisory Council.
Hilsey is one of 10 students nationwide to be selected for the council, which advises the AAUW on the needs of college students. Students on the advisory council also take on campus activism projects as they gain valuable leadership experiences.
The AAUW, founded in 1881, promotes equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
Hilsey, who is majoring in professional golf management with a minor in business administration, has established an AAUW student chapter at Cal U.
“The Student Advisory Council gives us an outlet to discuss a variety of issues relevant to college campuses,” Hilsey said. “Our new campus AAUW chapter will provide similar opportunities for our diverse student body. I look forward to reaching out to members of our campus community.”
“We are enormously proud of Shaina,” said Cal U. President Geraldine Jones. “It’s been exciting to witness her growth as a young leader making an impact on our university, within the State System, and now on a national level.”