PLS Saturdays at Sam

September 25, 2021

Yvette Mendoza

Heather Barodi, Emma Anderson, Erin Juarez, and I were eager to begin our recruitment for the Pre-Law Society at Saturdays at Sam. This event is held in the Lowman Student Center mall area where almost all 250 organizations at Sam attended. Each organization had their own table and were ready to teach students more about what their organization consisted of. Our table had displayed a Pre- Law Society shirt, a pamphlet, and some sweet treats!

Although the turn out was not great, we tried our best to be as engaging and informative in describing what the Pre- Law Society has to offer. We informed students about past and future events and opportunities we have. While we were able to teach others, we also expanded our knowledge on what other organizations are doing on campus.

Towards the end of the event, we had a special guest come. My dog, Pupito, made an appearance that attracted students and other organizations to our table. It was a great way to finish off Saturdays at Sam with smiles on each volunteers face and a furry friend helping recruit.

Author: mikeyawn

Mike Yawn teaches at Sam Houston State University. In the past few years, he has taught courses on Politics & Film, Public Policy, the Presidency, Media & Politics, Congress, Statistics, Research & Writing, Field Research, and Public Opinion. He has published academic papers in the Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Social Security Quarterly, Film & History, American Politics Review, and contributed a chapter to the textbook Politics and Film. He also contributes columns, news analysis, and news stories to newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express News, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, Huron Daily Tribune, Laredo Morning Times, Beaumont Enterprise, Connecticut Post, and Midland Reporter Telegram. Yawn is also active in his local community, serving on the board of directors of the local YMCA and Friends of the Wynne. Previously, he served on the Huntsville's Promise and Stan Musial World Series Boards of Directors. In 2007-2008, Yawn was one of eight scholars across the nation named as a Carnegie Civic Engagement Scholar by the Carnegie Foundation.

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