Students in Service will each devote 300 hours to helping community

25 Oct

By Jamie Bouldin

Assistant Director for Leadership and Service

Nine universities inTexaswere chosen to participate in this year’s Texas Campus Compact Students in Service Program. SFA received five of eighty spots statewide.

This year, five students will be participating in a mentoring project at The Martin Center withNacogdochesIndependentSchool District. SFA’s Students in Service will be mentoring and guiding students in the Martin Center’s School of Choice toward meeting the school’s goal of every graduate enrolling in some type of post-secondary education (two- or four-year college, military, trade school, etc.). The SIS students will meet in small groups with students at Martin to help set achievable goals toward this end, as well as provide these students with positive role models.

In addition, the SIS students will be doing other community service projects and participating in the Office of Student Affairs Programs’ Lumberjack Leadership Academy to meet their requirement of 300 service hours within one calendar year.

Upon completion of 300 hours, each student will receive a $1,175 education award from Americorps.

Other institutions participating in the Texas Campus Compact SIS program this year include:

  • Austin Community College District
  • HoustonCommunity CollegeSystem
  • Huston-TillotsonUniversity
  • LoneStarKingwoodCollege
  • St.Mary’s University
  • TexasStateUniversity
  • University of NorthTexas– Dallas
  • UniversityofTexasatAustin

Jamie Bouldin, assistant director for leadership and service, serves as the project manager for SFA’s SIS participants.

Currently there are four students confirmed to participate in this year’s program. The students were chosen through an application and interview process.

  • Stephen Payne – Kinesiology graduate student
  • Bianca Rodriguez – Nursing major
  • Merlly Zavala – Pre-Nursing major
  • Craig Davis – Accounting major

One spot is still available for Students in Service. For more information, contact Jamie Bouldin at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu.

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