Student Organizations Giving Back


Student organizations at Arkansas Tech are winding down their activities for the semester, but before campus clears for the holidays there is one last item on the agenda.

Giving to those less fortunate or far from home during the holiday season is a tradition among many of the organizations.

The Student Nurses Association is buying Christmas presents for the family they adopted at Main Street Mission. They are also sending care packages to soldiers serving overseas.

The College Student Personnel Association picked an angel from the Salvation Army Angel Tree to shop for.

Several of the resident assistants and organizations have made contributions to the Toys for Tots drop off location at the Department of Public Safety.

Hundreds of families in the River Valley are benefitting from the 1,000 pounds of food collected thus far in the canned food drive sponsored by the Health, Physical Education, and Wellness Science Club and the “Let’s Can Hunger” food drive sponsored by Students in Free Enterprise.

The residence halls also helped collect more than 400 food sets at Thanksgiving, which allowed the Salvation Army to restock some shelves at the food pantry.

The clothing drive sponsored by the Presidential Leadership Cabinet will benefit charities in the area, and has been a great success.

International and Multicultural Student Services Office spread cheer at Stella Manor, a local nursing home, when they delivered Christmas cards and visited with residents.

These organizations are working hard out to help out the Russellville community this holiday season. Click here for more information about student organizations and the contact information for each club.