Photo: Southern Miss President Signs Black Out Hunger Week Proclamation
Thursday, November 13, 2008
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University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Martha Saunders recently signed a proclamation in recognition of Black Out Hunger Week Nov. 15-21.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Office of Community Service Learning are teaming up for this Conference USA initiative to unite member institutions through a community outreach competition. The institution with the largest amount of donated canned goods wins.

Kickoff of this event begins at the Southern Miss vs. East Carolina Black Out football game Nov. 15. Recreational Sports, Greek Life and the Office of Student Activities also will join the effort in the collection of canned food items at various locations across the Hattiesburg campus and during Southern Miss athletic events. For complete schedule, visit http://www.usm.edu/pr/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2114&Itemid=2.

Pictured left to right: Josh Duplantis, Office of Community Service Learning manager; Lauren Hillman, Student Academic Enhancement Program academic counselor; Southern Miss President Dr. Martha Saunders; Gerald McRath, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative; and Kelley Rooney, SAAC public relations officer. (Southern Miss Public Relations photo by Steve Rouse)

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