STC Students Donate Magazines to Soldiers
November 5, 2013 - Students from Southeastern Technical College’s Fish and Wildlife Management (FWM) program recently collected dozens of fishing, hunting and outdoors magazines to send to American troops overseas.
On the heels of Veteran’s Day and in the midst of hunting season, Swainsboro students in Jill Lehman’s FWM program decided to share their passion with the deployed men and women of the armed forces.
“We were discussing our collection of magazines and I suggested we could send them to the troops overseas,” said Lehman. “The students agreed, [and we] collected around 40 magazines.”
Bringing magazines from home and pulling some from the college’s library collection, the FWM program assembled them all and found no shortage of possible destinations for the books.
“We are fortunate to have students who have served overseas as well as some family members of troops,” said Lehman. “A student’s brother had served overseas and still has buddies on active duty, so he gave us a name.”
Whole organizations—like Adopt A US Soldier and Soldiers’ Angels—are devoted to sending mail to deployed soldiers, but Lehman and her students are modest about their donation.
“We just wanted to do something constructive with our outdated wildlife magazines,” said Lehman. “What better way to get use from old magazines than to send them to our troops?”
For more information on FWM, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.