Student Homecoming Jail and Bail Raises $6,500 for Katrina Relief Efforts

Photo of the Jail and Bail Earnings

On the left, Amanda Lincoln of the American Red Cross hands the check to Dane Huxel, chair of the Spirit and Entertainment Committee of the Student Alumni Association.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 28, 2005 – The Student Alumni Association at Southeast Missouri State University raised $6,500 this week for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

The fund-raising event was part of Homecoming 2005 activities on the Southeast campus. The announcement was made tonight at the Merit-Award/Copper Dome Society Dinner at the Show Me Center.

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, student teams participated in a “jail and bail” event in the University Center. Students made phone calls from “jail” to friends in an effort to raise funds to bail them out of jail. The proceeds are being directed to the American Red Cross for Katrina relief.

Jane Stacy, director of alumni services and development, said the Student Alumni Association each year conducts a fund-raising event for a charitable cause during Homecoming week.

“The students were unanimous this year that they wanted to money to go towards Katrina relief efforts,” she said.

Stacy said this is the most money ever raised by the Student Alumni Association during its Homecoming fund-raiser.

Photo of Jail and Bail Team

From left are Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Rick Ennis; Mary Burton and Amanda Lincoln of the American Red Cross; Dane Huxel, chair of the Spirit and Entertainment Committee of the Student Alumni Association; Lauren Benney, member of the Committee; Jane Stacy, director of alumni development at Southeast; and E.J. Foreman, member of the Committee.