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State Farm donates laundry bags to Union freshmen

State Farm representatives (from left) Jill Spry, Tennessee agency recruiting specialist; Randy Terry, agent; Ron Tharpe, agent; Yvonne Salsbury, agent; and Joe White, agency field executive, brought 500 laundry bags to Union University Aug. 21 to donate to incoming freshmen who will move into campus housing on Aug. 25. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)
State Farm representatives (from left) Jill Spry, Tennessee agency recruiting specialist; Randy Terry, agent; Ron Tharpe, agent; Yvonne Salsbury, agent; and Joe White, agency field executive, brought 500 laundry bags to Union University Aug. 21 to donate to incoming freshmen who will move into campus housing on Aug. 25. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)

JACKSON, Tenn.Aug. 24, 2007 – State Farm Insurance has donated 500 mesh laundry bags to incoming freshman at Union University, joining other local groups to make donations to the new students.

“We’re thankful for the efforts of State Farm, both on the state and local levels,” said Renee Jones, assistant director of recruitment and information technology at Union. “The local agents all came together to provide the laundry bags for our students.”

Jones added that she’ll be working with State Farm throughout the year as the company recruits Union students for employment. She worked with Jill Spry from State Farm to secure the donation, valued at about $2,000.

“State Farm has a continued belief in furthering the education of our youth,” said Spry, the Tennessee agency recruiting specialist for the company. “We also strive to get our agents involved in community activities and promoting higher education.”

Union will welcome about 500 new freshmen to campus this fall. Other local groups – including West Jackson Baptist Church, Poplar Heights Baptist Church, Moe’s and the Union library – also provided various donations of water bottles, snacks and coupons to freshmen who will move into campus housing on Aug. 25.


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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