Texas A&M Students Collect Pennies to Support Northrise!

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Published: 21 November 2011


“Howdy! We are Aggies working to support Northrise University through a student organization called NUI-TAMU or Northrise University Initiative-Texas A&M University.  We have divided our focus into three areas or committees to support Northrise:

Needs and Nutrition.

University Essentials.

International Relations.

We are blessed to be involved in what the Lord is doing at Texas A&M and at Northrise University in Zambia. Texas A&M has a reputation for being a university with enduring traditions. We are excited to share one of our most well known traditions with the students of Northrise.  Sully is a famous statue on campus bearing the image of one of Texas A&M’s presidents.  He was famous for caring about the well being of the school and would tutor students accepting no more than a penny for his help.  Now students place pennies at the feet of the statue for good luck before tests.  Every two years, student organizations apply to collect the pennies from Sully for their philanthropy.

NUI-TAMU has been chosen this year, and is privileged to be able to collect those pennies and send them to Zambia in support of Give Me 5.  Every 500 pennies collected from Sully will feed a student in Zambia for one week.  We are blessed to see the Lord provide and are excited to see what else he has in store!”

Written by NUI-TAMU student leader Brittany Carr.
Brittany is a Special Education Major in the class of 2012.


NUI-TAMU is a student led club at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.  Their mission is to raise support and promote the work of Northrise University in Zambia, Africa.  For more information, find them on the web here!


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