NAEA student chapters have already begun fundraising efforts for important chapter activities that will occur later in the year. Middle Tennessee State University conducted their first fundraiser of the year by painting designs on small pumpkins and selling them to staff and students. Next on their agenda is a bake sale for the week before Thanksgiving break. Along with the pumpkin painting, the bake sale is also a fundraiser for their planned workshops next spring. They are considering a hand lettering workshop as well as water marbling art and the possibility of polymer clay. Meanwhile, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s student chapter has begun raising money for future chapter activities by designing logos for various educational entities. They are currently designing a logo for the East Tennessee STEM Hub. Their vice-president, Heather Eades, will be receiving TAEA’s Higher Student Achievement Award this month.
By Dr. Joy Bertling