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Student Hope Emergency Fund Achieves Goal

The Student Government Association at Arkansas State University-Beebe recently announced that the Student Hope Emergency Fund has met the initial goal of $5,000.

“Unexpected expenses can greatly affect a student’s academic success,” said Bailey Pendergrass, president of the ASU-Beebe Student Government Association. “The student leadership created the fund to directly provide much needed financial support for students in immediate need of assistance.”

Each year, many students experience at least one unexpected financial crisis, such as a house fire, death in the family or a loss of income. The Student Hope Emergency Fund was established to offer timely relief to help ease the burden through a one-time award.

“We are so grateful to those who continue to support and donate to the student emergency fund” said Andrea Cole, ASU-Beebe Development Officer/Major Gifts. 

The Student Hope Emergency Fund was adopted this past spring, with several fundraising events planned, such as A Dish of Hope and Silent Art Auction, which were cancelled due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

“Even though the first fundraising goal has been met, the student need is continuous. Donations will always be accepted for this fund,” said Cole.

For more information about donating to the Student Hope Emergency Fund, contact Institutional Advancement at 501-882-8855 or online at        

For information about ASU-Beebe degrees or certificate programs, call (501) 882-3600 or view the website at


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