BPCC SGA members and Office of Student Life staff receive APCA’s Service Event of the Year for the South Central region. L to R: Marjoree Harper, Director of Student Life; Anahi Mijares, SGA Vice-President; Gideon Mabry; Gabriel Belton; Caitlin Hanning; Tiffany Sandifer, BPCC Program Coordinator.

Bossier Parish Community College Student Government Association and the Office of Student Life’s Hurricane Harvey Flood Relief Drive was chosen as the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities 2017 South Central Community Service Event of the Year at the organization’s recent conference.

As part of the drive, the SGA and Office of Student Life collected relief donations from students, faculty, and staff for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Items collected included cleaning supplies, toiletries, baby supplies, pet supplies, bottled water, canned meats, and dried beans to name a few. The relief drive was made possible by BPCC’s partnership and collaboration with friends from Northwestern State University, University of North Texas Dallas, Texas A&M Texarkana, Navarro, and Kim and C.J. Johnson.

The Office of Student Life also won third place in the APCA Graphics Competition for Printed Material.

APCA is a national organization that promotes campus engagement through quality educational experiences, affordable entertainment and community service initiatives. Throughout the year, APCA hosts leadership development workshops and campus events planning conferences and offer top of the line educational sessions, exhibit halls, and live showcases, providing opportunities for colleges and organizations to network and meet new vendors and artists for campus event planning needs. Last year, more than 600 schools and 2000+ students and higher education professionals attended APCA conferences and institutes.

The BPCC community service event and graphic work will now be entered into the national competition in February 2018.

For more information on BPCC’s SGA or Office of Student Life, visit www.bpcc.edu and click on Campus Life. More information on APCA can be found at www.apca.com.

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