Tennessee AHEAD

News and Updates

March 20, 2017


Calling on all in The Volunteer State!!


Jane Jarrow has a GREAT idea about assisting students and campus food banks. And she needs our help. As a way to stock the food banks many of us have on our campuses and in our communities, Jane suggested we have DS providers attend their AHEAD affiliate conferences with some non-perishable items then hold a lottery as to which institution gets to take the wares back to their food bank organizations.


While we’ve already had our TN-AHEAD Conference, we can still participate! If your staff are able to, hold an in-office food drive and send a picture of your donations to me at jmurchis@memphis.eduWe're hoping to put together a collage of participants in time for the AHEAD Conference in Orlando this July.


If every TN-AHEAD member institution can contribute *something* to their campus or area food banks, how awesome would that be for The Volunteer State?!?! Send me your donation pics by April 30, and I’ll get them to Jane. (Even one canned good or package of diapers counts and is needed!)

 Also, if you are going to the AHEAD Conference, we’d like to get all attendees to volunteer in some way. Moderator, staffing the registration or information tables, signing up as an AHEAD Mentor, whatever!! If everyone from TN-AHEAD signs up to volunteer at the AHEAD Conference, The Volunteer State could have 100% participation!


Let’s show Jane and AHEAD how awesome Tennessee is!!!