Student Alumni Association used student input in the celebration of National Philanthropy Day.
On Feb. 27 the Student Alumni Association partnered with Case ASAP and set up three stations located in the Brown Library, Moody Coliseum and the Campus Center, involving students by asking them to write down on purple Post-it Notes specific reasons why they are thankful for ACU. These notes were placed on the front entrance doors of the Campus Center to be read by the public.
Samantha Adkins, assistant director of SAA, said they wanted to try something different this year that could involve the student body and give them a chance to show their appreciation to people who have contributed to campus.
“Without the gifts and contributions given to ACU, not everything would be available on campus,” Adkins said.
Drew Ritchie, junior Biblical text major from Lake Jackson, specifically asked students what they were thankful for on campus and received positive feedback.
Students and staff could also post thankful comments on social media. SAA asked their peers to tag “#iLoveACU” in their posts so they could identify each comment.
McKinley Musgrave, senior speech pathology from Abilene, said many students participated in the event and that she discovered many more reasons to appreciate ACU.
“This gave us a chance to let our peers know why they were doing it, and figuring out there was a lot of reasons to love ACU,” Musgrave said. “It was also a great way to connect the alumni with students.”
Aubree Selinger, senior family studies major and president of SAA from Grapevine, said the purple Post-it Notes received a lot of attention in the Campus Center last week.
“While I was placing them on the doorways many student’s interest were sparked,” Selinger said. “Many of the students passing by became curious and started asking me what they were for. I thoroughly explained and that made students want to add their favorite things about ACU.”
Will Mack, senior accounting major from Boerne, said many students have similar things they love about ACU.
“I would say the Lunsford Trail, social clubs, the Bean and the Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center were the most mentioned by students,” Mack said.