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An aromatherapist sprays a scent at Spa Day October 2011.  File photo

An aromatherapist sprays a scent at Spa Day October 2011. File photo

Women’s History Month operates on a $5,000 budget.

By Edith Moctezuma

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

The first Pamper Our Women Day will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center as part of this college’s observation of Women’s History Month.

Student success coordinator Carrie Hernandez said the office of student life has been planning this event since January.

Hernandez said the idea originated from the annual Spa Day for students only, which has been provided for 10 years as a stress reliever for students.

Spa Day has featured foot massages, paraffin wax, aromatherapy and ambient music.

This year’s Spa Day is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center.

Pamper Our Women Day will offer stations where women can get their nails done by student volunteers.

Women also will get makeup advice from a representative from Mary Kay Cosmetics, hair advice from cosmetology students at Paul Mitchell Cosmetology Schools and “massages” from relaxing in a massage chair, Hernandez said.

“It should be fun,” Hernandez said. “I would hope they will walk away a little happier or more appreciated.”

Hernandez said anyone can attend, but the target audience is women.

She also said if the event goes well, student life will continue it and probably expand the scope.

She said Women’s History Month is funded by $2,500 from the office of student life and $2,500 from the office of college President Robert Vela.

For this event, however, student life is spending less than $200 because most of the pampering services will be done by volunteers, she said.

Hernandez said if anyone is interested in making the event better, they can e-mail ideas to her at chernandez@alamo.edu.

Call the office of student life at 210-486 -0125.

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