By Amanda Flores – Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs
SFA’s NAACP chapter – Unit #6812 won the Ericka Cain Chapter of the Year Award at the Oct. 6 NAACP State Conference in Fort Worth.
The award recognizes the chapter’s outstanding contributions to the enrichment of youth through programming, advocacy, education, activism, community outreach and leadership development. The chapter currently has 155 members. The students hosted a variety of activities to qualify for this award, including community service and outreach such as Aids Testing Day, Healthy Nacogdoches and Generation Texas. Their programming includes Black History Month, NAACP Annual Gala, Africana, Men vs. Women, Financial Management and the annual Star Search.
Aside from community service and programming, students have participated in leadership development by attending the Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference held annually at Texas A&M University and The Gathering, a leadership retreat for SFA student leaders. Other activities include partnerships with SFA’s Men of Achievement mentoring project at Fredonia Elementary, a Nacogdoches school.