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JSU, SGA celebrate unity by giving back to the community

01/17/2013

On January 15, SGA sponsored “A Day of Unity” which involved a canned food drive in the TMB’s auditorium.

As soon as students walked into the auditorium, they were greeted by smiles from people in different active organizations at Jacksonville State University.

Students who brought canned food donations could leave them at the entrance before entering the auditorium.

There were approximately eight tables that had posters, plenty of decorations, cards and papers that had information on the different organizations that were present.

Students were educated on certain organizations of their choice and asked questions on how to join.

This event was planned and prepared by Jeremy Potts, Vice President of Organizational Affairs.

“I am very, very excited about what the semester holds for the student population as well as what it holds with the SGA,” said President Jason Sumner of the SGA. “We definitely want to encourage students to get involved, give when they can and donate their time when they can to better our student community as well as reaching out to our community.”

President Sumner added that they wanted to add another “browse session” to give students a chance to see what organizations have to offer and honor Martin Luther King Jr. in the process for “his sacrifices and definitely his commitment
to bettering our society.”

According to President Sumner, the event also gave the SGA another chance to add on their service-oriented organization.

“It is important that we give back, because we have so many advantages and so many things offered to us through our education here at JSU,” said President Sumner.

Students wishing to join the cause can turn canned foods into the office of Student of Life as they will be accepting them until the 22nd.

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