Donation challenge raises funds for student flood victims

Flood Donation Challenge

Northwestern State University’s alumni chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity issued a challenge to other Greek and Registered Student Organizations to raise funds for Northwestern State students affected by flooding in south Louisiana. The challenge raised more than $3,000 in in three days with contributions from several Greek and student organizations and individuals with the total rising daily. From left are Tre Nelson, Sigma Nu vice president; Reatha Cox, director of First Year Experience; Sigma Nu alum Jason Campbell, NSU President Dr. Jim Henderson, Dr. Chris Maggio, vice president for The Student Experience, and Sigma Nu President John Sullivan. Funds will be used to purchase personal and school supplies for NSU students who lost their belongings in flooded homes. The university is collecting bedding, kitchen items, toiletries and school supplies to be distributed as the affected students are able to arrive on campus. For a complete list of items, visit