Texas A&M University Kingsville faculty and staff members gathered for a luncheon on October 12 at 11:30 am to discuss the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) progress.
TAMUK has always had a standard of excellence among their faculty and students.
The staff and faculty at the College of Education and Human Performance as well as other colleges at TAMUK are participating in the SECC, which raises money to donate to charities around Texas.
The campaign started October 4th lasting the entire month; donations will still be taken until Thanksgiving holiday.
The colleges meet once a week to turn in the SECC Pledge Forms and check on their goal. “The University goal is for everyone to submit and donate.” says Lydia Landin-Ortiz, a co-captain for the College of Education and Human Performance.
According to the SECC handbook, “In 2010, the SECC marked its 17th year by raising more than $9.828 million for charitable organizations throughout the Lone Star State.” To measure TAMUK’s financial progress there is a thermometer posted in front of the College Hall.
There have been online donations, which are estimated in the amount of $9,000; more than ever before. “Last year, we (TAMUK) raised the most in the state of Texas,” says Lori Russek a co-chair of SECC.
The donations go to charities such as Texas Halo Flight, Prevent Child Abuse Texas, and SupportOurTroops.org etc. Each college chooses where they want their donations to go; the SECC handbook lists charities across Texas. Donations can be made by check, cash, or payroll deductions to make pledging more convenient.
Faculty and staff members who want to participate or get more information can reach co-chairs Lori Russek and Paige de Vaudrecourt, at 361-593-2678 or at the ALUMNI and DEVELOPMENT OFFICE. Additional information can be found in SECC packets or at https://sso.tamus.edu.
By: Melissa S. Trevino