NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s interior design program is partnering with Houston Community College to collect supplies for students in HCC’s interior design program who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.

In early August, SFA and HCC formed a partnership to offer Houston-area students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in interior design a more convenient option to acquire their degree. HCC students can now earn an SFA degree in interior design on the HCC Central Campus.

“SFA and HCC are partners, and we want HCC students to know we are here for them no matter what happens,” said Sally Ann Swearingen, SFA associate professor of interior design. “This is our way of stepping up and helping HCC and its students through this tragedy.”

Items needed include architect’s scales, technigraph lead holders, lead pointers, ink pens, erasers, drafting brushes, drafting tape and dots, grid paper, templates, and more. Barnes and Noble gift cards also are being accepted in order to purchase textbooks. For a complete list of items, visit

SFA and Nacogdoches community members who would like to donate can bring items to the Human Sciences South Building on the SFA campus. SFA will make its first donation delivery to HCC Sept. 14.

Swearingen said many alumni have offered to bring donations to the university campus, and donations can be mailed to the following address.

           SFA Interior Design Program — Donations for HCC
           615 Starr Avenue E.
           Nacogdoches, TX 75962.

For more information, contact Swearingen at