It has been quite the season this year for Emporia State University. We recently celebrated an amazing victory against Washburn during our annual Can the Bods food drive competition. Together with KVOE and their Pack the Pantry Event, ESU collected 39,548 cans, while Washburn collected a little over 17,000 cans.
During this time of thanks, it is important to remember the significance of these annual food drives. In partnership with KVOE, our community was able to help countless families in need. Not only did we Pack the Pantry and Can the Bods, but we made nearly 40,000 food items available to the Salvation Army. I am so proud as both a student and member of the Emporia community to witness the generosity that took place during the Pack the Pantry event. It is absolutely amazing to know our university and community can band together to support one another, especially during the Thanksgiving season.
On behalf of the Associated Student Government, I would like to thank the entire ESU campus and the Emporia Community for their support during the Can the Bods event. We would also like to thank KVOE for their significant contribution through Pack the Pantry, as well as Sigma Alpha Lambda, The Bulletin, ESU Athletics, the Memorial Union Bookstore, Wal-Mart, Zoiks!, and Residential Life for directly partnering with us. There is absolutely no way we could have achieved this outcome without their collaboration.
Associated Student Government is extremely excited about future partnerships with both campus and community members. We have an amazing year to look forward to with the 150th celebration soon nearing. It’s a great year to be a Hornet. YOTH! (Year of The Hornet)
Associated Student Government, President