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A Public Relations professor at the University of Alabama and a long-time volunteer for the American Red Cross, Suzanne experienced disaster herself in 2011. When tornadoes swept through Tuscaloosa, her home was damaged. Nonetheless, Suzanne and her husband spent more than a month away from their jobs and damaged home to work at a Red Cross shelter, helping those in the community who needed help the most. In addition, Suzanne and her PR students launched a fundraising effort for Red Cross disaster relief by designing a book about Red Cross relief efforts in Alabama. After the storms, she and her students continued to serve their community by managing her chapter’s PR and social media presence. Not only has she been a great volunteer and supporter for her community, but she is also cultivating a whole new generation of Red Cross volunteers through her students.