Whataburger Helps Students with Resource Room!
In an earlier interview, Jennifer S. Anderson, executive director of ASU's Office of Advancement Initiatives, explained that the Student Resource Room helps fulfill a fundamental purpose at the University.
"Having community partners like Whataburger who recognize the value and importance of investing in Alabama State University's students is refreshing and enlightening and makes for a student body that is well-rounded, and healthy in mind, body and soul. It additionally helps them feel supported and to study more positively by knowing that their ASU is working diligently to enable them to be the best in all aspects of their lives and education," Anderson stated.
"Whataburger is proud to partner with Alabama State University to provide enhanced access to food products and toiletries through the opening of the Alabama State University Student Resource Room powered by Whataburger," Cox said. "With the help of partners like the Montgomery Area Food Bank, students will have year-round access to nutritious food options at no cost to them."
Cox said that the enhanced Student Resource Room is made possible by Whataburger’s three-year commitment of support as part of the Whataburger Feeding Student Success program to help students succeed on their college journey.
MORE THAN JUST FOOD & CLOTHES
Davis-Maye told the crowd of well-wishers that the Student Resource Room also will offer workshops and seminars for ASU students that focus on safe health practices for eating and lifestyle, professional development; and through ASU's Social Work department, provide references to students for other resources both on campus and throughout the community. She explained that these services include varied types of health counseling, employment assistance training and many other forms of resources that benefit and uplift the students.
In addition to the tangible resources, coordinators of the Student Resource Room will assist in the mentorship and educational internships of ASU students by providing informal volunteer peer mentoring opportunities, as well as formal educational internships in countless programs, including those housed within ASU's Social Work department, where faculty will be available to provide confidential assistance to students in need of their services.
"We want our ASU Student Resource Room to be a welcoming resource to all of the University's students in need," Davis-Maye stated. "Thanks to the wonderful assistance and support by Whataburger, O' Mother Dear has done it again!"
News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.
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