UNA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CHAPTER RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION FOR CAMPUS CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
October 7, 2008
By Shayla Pearsall
UNA Student Writer
FLORENCE, Ala. — The University of North Alabama chapter of Habitat for Humanity recently received honorable mention in the selection of the Campus Chapter of the Year Award by Habitat for Humanity International.
The Campus Chapter of the Year Award is given to the chapter that “has shown outstanding performance in all aspects” of the four functions of a campus chapter: building, education, advocacy and fundraising. Clemson University received the top prize for 2008, and UNA, Dartmouth College, Syracuse University (New York) College of Environmental Science Forestry and Purdue University received honorable mention.
“We were very honored to be named among the best campus chapters in the nation,” said Katie Gee, UNA Habitat for Humanity president. “It makes me very proud to be UNA campus chapter’s president.”
In 2007-08, the UNA chapter spearheaded a zero-energy Habitat home, the first of its kind in Alabama.
“Our campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity is doing a great job in trying to make the Habitat situation better for the Shoals,” UNA Habitat faculty sponsor Cynthia Burkhead said.