On Feb. 14, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in TEC room 279 at SHSU, the College of Education is hosting a Project Starfish Valentine’s Day fundraiser and the campus community is invited to come enjoy Valentine’s cookies and coffee while providing a donation to this important cause.

Associate Dean for Planning and Assessment Jannah Nerren says, “We have had several students complete their degree and then never take the required Texas Certification Tests due to the costs associated.” She said. “Or there is also a fee for registering for your certification with the state, even after you have passed the test. There are even people who have passed the test and never paid for the certification. We have a plan to reach out to these students and help them financially with these fees and exams.”

To donate, or if your campus group would like Project Starfish representatives at an event, contact Jannah Nerren at or visit the COE Welcome Center in the Eleanor and Charles Garrett Teacher Education Center for drop-offs.