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Submitted by Ricky Harris on September 23, 2010 – 12:53 amNo Comment

Photo by Ricky Harris — Members of the Chancellor's Leadership Corps gather after the Constitution Day celebration on Friday, Sept. 17.

Members of the Chancellor’s Leadership Corps (CLC) hosted a celebration in the Donaghey Student Center Friday, Sept. 17, in commemoration of Constitution and Citizenship Day.  Students were given the opportunity to enjoy an “All-American” lunch by donating $2 or a canned food item.  All proceeds went to support SGA’s Reach 12,000 food drive.  

 According to Shanice Hood, freshman chemistry major, the CLC students had a goal of 2,500 items and they far exceeded the goal, collecting over 3,000 items total.   

 “It was really successful…we were yelling afterwards because we met our goal…the CLC sophomores said we couldn’t do it, but we did,” Hood said.  

 The event was planned in full by CLC students, who split up the responsibility into different aspects such as decorations, entertainment and voter registration.   

Photo by Ricky Harris — Ed Hernandez, freshman biology major, pushes a cart with food donations the Chancellor's Leadership Corps gathered on Friday, Sept. 17 during the Constitution Day celebration in the DSC.

 Dr. Logan Hampton, director of CLC student development, said that when the students take the lead, the “size of the program just blows up.” 

Darianne Mull, freshman English and theater major, performed the national anthem to kick off the event. An explanation of the meaning behind Constitution and Citizenship Day followed.  Students also had an opportunity to register to vote at various locations in and around the DSC. CLC students also handed out pocket constitutions and mini-American flags.  

“We need to make sure we’re impacting the community,” Jamie Brock, senior health science major, said.  Brock, who was staffing a voter registration table, is also a member of the Mu Kappa chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. She said, “I just wanted to help out because it’s a good cause.” 

Photo by Ricky Harris — Jamie Brock (right), senior health science major, assists Kayla Lee (left), freshman psychology major, in completing an Arkansas voter registration form.

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