Southeastern students complete ‘Collection Week’
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Students at Southeastern Louisiana University hosted food drives, a clothing
collection and other activities last week as part of the University of Louisiana System’s
week of service.
Southeastern’s Student Government Association joined the SGAs at the other eight regional universities of the UL System to sponsor events intended to help non-profit organizations in their communities. The UL System’s Council of Student Body Presidents sponsors an annual week of community service awareness with this year’s focus on a Collection Week.
Alexis Quackenbush, Southeastern SGA president, said the university conducted a four-day food drive that ended Sept. 24. The food collected will be donated to the on-campus food pantry for use by students.
Quackenbush said the SGA also sponsored a voter registration drive and a “Cool Collection,” in which blankets, jackets and other cool-weather clothing were collected for distribution to the needy.
“Southeastern instills in its students a sense of community service and the necessity of giving back to others,” Quackenbush said. “This Collection Week has helped raise awareness among our student body of the need for food and other items in our own community.”