HAMMOND, La. – For the second-consecutive year, the Southeastern Louisiana Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) partnered with the SLU Multicultural and International Student Affairs (MISA) organization in order to conduct a department-wide food drive for the Southeastern Food Pantry. The food drive concluded Thursday, Dec. 5, after a month-long stretch of gathering food.The Lions’ SAAC collected stocked 674 non-perishable items for the Southeastern Food Pantry, which is operated by MISA, throughout the month of November. The pantry is not just stocked with food, it is a place where students, staff and faculty can obtain necessary goods in order to help with everyday needs.”Our student-athletes were very honored to be able to participate in the Southland Gives Back initiative,” Southeastern Louisiana Assistant Athletic Director for Student Services Andrew Gipson stated. “We thought partnering with the Southeastern Food Pantry was a unique opportunity to be able to assist our own and provide for the students that we share our university with on a daily basis.”The Southeastern Food Pantry was created to collect and provide food for any active Southeastern Louisiana student, faculty or staff member in need throughout the school year. Up to 20 items per week may be obtained in order to help fight on-campus hunger.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.
Rising Star of the Year Award winner Emma Jones from Travelscene Mount Martha Travelscene American Express (TSAX) members painted Cairns red last night at their National Consultants Conference (NCC) Star Awards Dinner, honouring Emma Jones as Rising Star of the Year, and Amy Donald, Consultant of the Year.Amid cheers from an enthusiastic and supportive crowd who were dressed to the nines in the ‘touch of red’ theme, Emma Jones from Travelscene Mount Martha and Amy Donald from Lifestyle Travel Ballarat took the stage at the Cairns Convention Centre to accept their coveted awards. Travelscene American Express General Manager Jacqui Timmins said the Awards were an important opportunity for the network to credit its success to its members and their frontline consultants.“By celebrating the success of consultants’ contribution to our members’ businesses and our network overall, we are recognising the critical role that passionate and committed professionals play in converting inquiries into repeat business,” Ms Timmins said. “It’s the work of individuals like Emma and Amy that keep clients coming back to our Members time and time again.”The State Quantum Consultant Award winners were also announced in recognition of their support of the preferred partner reward program:Travelscene at South West Travel, NSWPulse Travel, QLD/Nthn NSWTravelcentre Bendigo, Vic/TasPhil Hoffmann Travel – Glenelg, SAThe Travel Emporium, WA Consultant of the Year Award winner Amy Donald from Lifestyle Travel Ballarat Jacqui Timmins with this year’s winners Check out pictures from the night here. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A