On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Shippensburg University Homecoming Committee presented a $5,000 check to the Shippensburg Public Library Capital Campaign.
This philanthropy was chosen by the SU Homecoming Committee because of its deep roots in the Shippensburg Community, as well as its ability to be able to continuously give back to the Shippensburg University students who heavily use the resources offered by the public library.
This philanthropy was a perfect fit to tie into the theme of “What Happens in SHIP…,” because what happens in SHIP is defined through the actions of people and students alike of the Shippensburg community coming together for a greater cause and achieving success.
The SU Homecoming Committee is run by SU students, under the direction of advisers and graduate assistants from the university union and student activities office.
These two forces come together and plan Homecoming at the start of the calendar year, and their job is not complete until the end of the calendar year.
There was an immense amount of work, dedication and support put into the planning of Homecoming 2011.
The students on the SU Homecoming Committee Board and their advisers should be applauded for all of their hard work, time commitment and motivation because they have achieved something truly special.
The amount of money raised will go toward helping the Shippensburg Public Library update itself, not only with architectural renovations, as well as allowing the building to become compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), allowing everyone to be able to utilize all that the library has to offer.
The SU Homecoming Committee made an impact on the future of SU students and the Shippensburg community with being able to use the Shippensburg Public Library in years to come.
With all the achievements, made by the 2011 SU Homecoming Committee it only makes the anticipation grow stronger for the 2012’s Homecoming celebration.
Students interested in being a part of the 2012 Homecoming Committee and continuing the success of Homecoming, can contact the SU Homecoming Committee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and further instructions on becoming a board member.