Southeastern students participate in annual ‘Big Event’


Friday, April 27, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

The Big Event1) STUDENTS LION UP FOR THE BIG EVENT – Southeastern Louisiana University students “Lion Up” before collecting tools and supplies and heading out to job sites in the Hammond area as part of The Big Event, a day of service to the community. The students worked on the Southeastern campus as well as in area schools, fire stations and other locations as their way of giving back to the communities that support them. This was the eighth year the Student Government Association sponsored The Big Event.

Parish Library2) SPRUCING UP – Microbiology sophomore Angela Thomas of Opelousas (left) and fellow Biology Undergraduate Society member Stephanie Garcia, a microbiology senior from Loranger, assist with organizing library books after dusting the shelves at the Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch as part of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Big Event on Saturday.

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University students put in a day of community service in the City of Hammond and nearby communities on Saturday (April 21) as part of the university’s The Big Event.
     Sponsored by the Student Government Association, The Big Event is intended to give students the opportunity to help the communities and organizations that support Southeastern in many ways.
     This is the eighth year the SGA has sponsored The Big Event.
     Sending the group out with a “Lion Up” sign of encouragement, Southeastern President John L. Crain told the students that their efforts send a tremendous message that Southeastern cares and seeks to make the neighboring communities a better place for all to live.
     The students included individual volunteers and representatives of several student organizations, fraternities and sororities. They worked at sites such as the Tangipahoa Parish Library, several Hammond fire stations, Special Olympics Louisiana and the Hammond Regional Arts Center.
     Jobs included beautification and landscaping projects, clean-up efforts in downtown Hammond, sorting materials and conducting inventory for non-profit organizations.

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