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Lion's ThreadSenior Sydney Hulebak’s participation in the Clinton Global Initiative University has resulted in a $4,000 Resolution Project grant for Lion’s Thread, a business venture she launched with Brin Enterkin (12C) that is providing opportunity and assistance for the people of Uganda. Lion’s Thread markets bow ties crafted by Ugandan women, with profits providing money for salaries, entrepreneurship training and seed funding so that the women can one day start a business of their own.

Lion’s Thread grew out of Hulebak’s involvement with the African SOUP, a nonprofit started by Enterkin that is working to improve the lives of Ugandan orphans. Hulebak was looking for a way to put her lifelong interest in fashion to work for others, and the collaboration with Enterkin provided the perfect opportunity.

Hulebak will continue her work with Lion’s Thread during the coming year while also gaining valuable nonprofit experience as a fellow with the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation in Atlanta.

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Alex SorohanBerry recently received an $8,700 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to help combat issues such as underage drinking and impaired driving through participation in the Georgia Young Adult Program, which promotes education and awareness about highway safety to students on campuses statewide. Key to the grant’s receipt was freshman Alex Sorohan, whose brother died in 2009 while texting and driving. She now works closely with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and speaks regularly at conferences. Funding from the grant will be administered by the campus police department and used to educate Berry students as well as those at area high schools. For her part, Alex will be talking to Rome area students about the dangers of texting while driving. More about Alex.

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