CHRISTUS St. Michael Donates $20,000 to UA Cossatot


CHRISTUS St. Michael Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas donated $20,000 through the CHRISTUS Fund to the University of Arkansas Cossatot in support of the Center for Student Success (CSS).

The CHRISTUS Fund provides resources to not-for-profit agencies and groups whose vision, mission and goals are consistent with CHRISTUS Health’s mission, values, and philosophy of a healthy community. According to the CHRISTUS Fund, “by working together, we can make a profound difference in the quality of people’s lives and create sustainable, positive change in our communities.”

CSS Coordinator Erika Buenrrostro said, “Donations like this are an integral part of every community and help change the lives of people within it. We are excited to work alongside CHRISTUS St. Michael in helping to promote healthier living and building healthier communities.”

CSS signage will carry the CHRISTUS St. Michael name to commemorate the hospital’s dedication to Southwest Arkansas communities.

The CSS provides support, resources, motivation, and assistance to all students of the college, including women, veterans, Asians, African-Americans and Hispanics as they progress through their educational experience at UA Cossatot. The CSS will work alongside Angela MacDonald, CHRISTUS Fund program manager, to ensure the donation will fund monthly community and student workshops through January 2020 supporting healthy lifestyles, unity and diversity, and collaboration with the regions’ industry to promote higher education.

Find more information about CSS events and services on their Facebook page at

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