December 16, 2011
Although studying doggedly for their fall semester final exams, students found time to bring a little Christmas cheer into the lives of the less fortunate in December.
Phi Delta Phi's annual Angel Tree project, in which students, faculty and staff fill out a gift request for a needed child, generated nearly 100 toys that were taken to the Sacramento Food Bank and distributed by the Oak Park Neighborhood Association. Andre Barakat, Ashlynn McCarthy, Colin Roberts, Ariana Van Alstine, Bryan Pulley, David Phillips, Stacey Shelly, former PDP president Kristin Weigle, '11, and current society president Danielle Diebert worked on that project.
An additional Angle Tree popped up this year. The Animal Law Society made no bones about the importance of sharing the holiday spirit with our animal friends. President Andrea Moon, Cori Resha, Christine Collins, Stacy Saechao and faculty advisor Mary Swanson, '94, delivered the donated gifts to the Sacramento County Animal Shelter.
The Student Bar Association's Community Service Committee ran its annual food drive challenge with three large collection barrels marked Day Division, Evening Division, and Faculty/Staff. Though outnumbered, the Evening Division students took first place. Tracy Young, Raissa Morris, Keisha White, Jenny Bain and Amanda Dickey worked on the committee and took the donations to the Sacramento Food Bank.