Jul 14, 2015

Sigma Kappa Delta’s Spring Projects Benefit Local Agencies

SKD giving check to Center of Hope

(From left to right are SKD Secretary Jennifer Stewart, member Stella Jones, SKD Historian Emily Coble, SKD President Amy Hubbard, Center of Hope Donations Coordinator Mary Niles, member Rainye Isbell, and Sponsor Brittany Hall.)

(COLUMBIA, Tenn - July 14, 2015) In April, Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society held a bake sale as part of Columbia State Community College's Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities.

"With the support of Columbia State students, faculty, and staff, we were able to raise over $200 for Center of Hope," said Brittany Hall, assistant professor of English and SKD sponsor.

Center of Hope, located in Columbia, provides services such as counseling, advocacy, and housing to domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking victims in Maury County.

After presenting Center of Hope with their donation, SKD members were able to meet with Brook Osborn, associate director of operations, to discuss Center of Hope's mission and to tour their facility.

"In addition to making a donation to Center of Hope during the spring semester, we also collected donations of school supplies and children's books for the Boys and Girls Club of Maury County, which will be delivered this fall," Hall said.

SKD students manning bake sale table(From left to right are SKD Historian Emily Coble and members Amber Clark, Stella Jones, Hillary Allen, and Jennifer Tkaczyk.)

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.

Tennessee's Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at tncommunitycolleges.org.