Cameron University students Megan Mefford, Julianne Moini and Daniel Brown will be calling on businesses throughout the Lawton/Fort Sill community over the next few weeks, urging them to Paint The Town Black and Gold. The student-led effort is intended to raise community awareness by partnering with local businesses, who can demonstrate their support of Cameron in a variety of ways: by flying a CU flag, offering discounts for CU students, distributing athletic schedules and event information, selling CU merchandise, and participating in Spirit Fridays by encouraging their staff members to wear Aggie apparel or black and gold.
"We want to see Aggie Spirit on display throughout Lawton," says Mefford, a senior from Chattanooga. "It makes me feel good to see businesses show their support of Cameron."
Julianne Moini, a junior from Lawton, agrees. "We have an amazing university," she says. "We want to give everyone in the community an opportunity to show their Cameron pride, whether they're an alumnus, member of the faculty, student or community member."
Those sentiments are echoed by Daniel Brown, a junior from Lawton. "Community support is critical," he says. "When people come to Lawton for the first time, they need to know that the community supports this university."
Paint The Town Black and Gold is an initiative launched by CU's Student Government Association to build community support. Campaign goals are to increase the visibility of Cameron University in the community, encourage and enhance support of and involvement in the activities of Cameron University and promote Aggie spirit among faculty, staff, students, alumni and the Lawton/Fort Sill community.
For more information on Paint the Town Black and Gold, contact Jennifer Holland, Dean of Student Services, at 581-2244.
February 6, 2009