JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A group of teachers and students at Arkansas State University plan to be pretty hairy by this time next month.
Faculty and students in the College of Agriculture and Technology are taking part in No-Shave November to help out a faculty member at the college.
Lori Fenner serves as the director of the Agriculture and Technology Student Advising Hub. Earlier this year, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
While there has been a GoFundMe account set up and a few fundraisers have taken place, one of Fenner's colleagues wanted to find a new way to raise money for her.
"I thought well, what about the people that want to help out but don't know how," Dr. Kevin Humphrey said.
Dr. Humphrey said he and a few others have decided to skip shaving for a month and raise money for Fenner in the process.
"We're kind of having our own No-Shave November from the College of Ag and Technology," Dr. Humphrey said.
So far, he said the response has been great.
"I wanted to start now, right before the end of the semester," Dr. Humphrey said. "I visited about 5 classes and I've got about 45 students, male and female, that want to participate."
Dr. Humphrey said that he and Fenner have worked at the college together for more than two decades. He said in her time at the college, she has been a great advisor to students in the college.
"I think she's a great person. She connects really well with the students. She carries a tremendous load of advising," Dr. Humphrey said. "I just wanted to do something together, kind of like a college family."
Dr. Humphrey said they will shave for the last time Thursday and take a "before" photo.
At the end of November, they will follow up with an "after" photo.
If you want to take part in No-Shave November for Lori Fenner, just head to Dr. Humphrey's office at the College of Agriculture and Technology.
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