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SFA student affairs and Gen Jacks donate umbrellas to elementary school

October 9, 2015 - University Marketing Communications
Embodying Stephen F. Austin State University's honor code, Dr. Adam Peck, SFA's dean of student affairs, along with SFA student affairs staff members and Generation Jacks Program members, recently donated umbrellas to the Emeline Carpenter Elementary School in Nacogdoches. Many of the elementary school's classrooms exit directly to the outdoors with only small awnings to protect the students from the elements. Sharitta Williams, a former SFA student leader and now elementary school employee, reached out to Peck for his assistance. SFA student affairs staff members and Generation Jacks Program members raised funds to purchase 20 small umbrellas to donate. Esther Campbell, manager of the Barnes & Noble bookstore at SFA, also worked to have large golf umbrellas made for the elementary school. The bookstore also covered the price difference. Pictured from left to right: Erik Herrera, SFA student; Dr. Michael Walker, SFA assistant dean of student affairs support services; Sharitta Williams, former SFA leader and current Emeline Carpenter Elementary school employee; James Adams, principal of Carpenter Intermediate School; Dr. Adam Peck, SFA dean of student affairs; Esther Campbell, manager of the Barnes & Noble bookstore at SFA; and Alejandro Contreras, SFA student.