Last updated on April 13, 2016
By: Sam Walker, Staff Writer
The Spring Fling was held for Volunteer State Community College students in the cafeteria on March 30.
Spring Fling is an annual event sponsored by The Student Life & Diversity Initiatives Office to raise student awareness about extra-curricular programs and activities.
There was a line of tables at the front with flyers for available clubs and a separate table for applications. The applications table showed a variety of positions that will soon be vacant.
There were many Student Government Association (SGA) positions available along with a position for editor-in-chief of The Settler.
Among the students running the booths, Jesse Versage, current SGA President, was in attendance.
“I think Spring Fling is a great way to get publicity for clubs that a lot of people dont know about,” said Versage.
Along with having informational tables the Spring Fling also had many other attractions.
There was letter art that was sponsored by Makerspace, the student art club at Vol State. Sand art was displayed and sponsored by Team Change.
Service Learning sponsored a photo booth for students. In the back of the cafeteria there were tables with free food for attending students and faculty.
An Xbox One was set up along with board games for students to play. A raffle was held for attendants to win prizes.
Tabitha Sherrell, Coordinator of Student Activities, said the Spring Fling event has grown significantly over the past few years.
“First it was just an opportunity for students to get information about clubs and now we have created game table and community service tables as well.
“The purpose of the event is to give students an outlet in the spring semester to get club information, participate in community service, enjoy free lunch, and get free stuff,” said Sherrell
With the Spring Fling growing in size every year, there is a chance that next year the Student Life and Diversity Initiatives Office will hold the event outdoors.
“They had lots of information and raised some valid suggestions for clubs, not to mention the free food,”said David Crowley, a Vol State student.
Sherrell said that although the Spring Fling event left many students satisfied, she hopes for an even higher attendance next year.