Sherman Shares is a monthly publication
of Sherman College.

  Students Answer the Call for Help
by Dean of Student Affairs Stacy Flowers

Stacy Flowers
Dean of
Student Affairs

Whenever the call for help is issued, Sherman students respond. During the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, many students gave their time and energy to provide for those in need.

Several students represented Sherman College when they drove to the local News Channel 7 (WSPA) headquarters during a telethon for hurricane victims. They walked into the building and were quickly put to work answering telephones and taking pledges from the local community. Local TV personality Jack Roper was ecstatic that our students took time out of their days to assist others who were less fortunate.

Special thanks to the following students who participated in the telethon: Dan Denette, Kristin Denette, Doug Mitchell, Robin Owen, Michael Pisani, Jimmy Redondo and Jennifer Trimpi. We owe them a huge thank you for representing Sherman College at the telethon.

While these students were busily working at a telethon, another student (and September 2005 graduate) was busy on campus spearheading a clothing and water drive. Cedric Smith initiated “Sherman Cares” and worked very closely with the Office of Student Affairs to collect donations from the faculty, staff and students of Sherman College for hurricane victims. Donated items were given to the Salvation Army for distribution in Louisiana and Mississippi. Thank you, Cedric!

I feel honored and blessed to work with students such as these every day. Their generosity and concern for others is overwhelming and humbling.