Facade of the Voertman's store

CARES Act, UNT Learning Center to provide Art Kits at no cost to first-time-in-college CVAD students 

Voertman's Art Kit in a vinyl box, sketchbook and rulerThis summer, first-time-in-college CVAD students who attend UNT's Freshman Orientation face-to-face sessions will be provided an Art Kit from Voertman's at no cost to the student. Each kit includes the supplies required for use in CVAD's Foundations courses and will be paid for out of UNT's allocation to the UNT Learning Center's School Supply Pantry from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act/Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) for about 450 new students.

After each UNT Freshman Orientation, the names of students enrolled in CVAD Foundation courses will be provided to Voertman's, and those students may go pick up a kit. Students are encouraged to check the contents of the kit before leaving the store to verify that all items are included.

"Students must come in person to pick up an Art Kit," said Tyler Sudderth, Voertman's general manager. Anyone who buys the kit through the store's online process will pay the $93.32 price. Voertman's is located at 1314 W Hickory St., Denton, across from the UNT Auditorium Building. A student whose name does not appear on the store's list will be referred to the UNT Learning Center in Sage Hall to verify eligibility.

Supplies in the Art Kit from Voertman's

One each of all, two of the masking tape

Faber Castell Pitt Pen (8) Wallet Set
Drawing Pencil H
Drawing Pencil HB
Drawing Pencil 2B
Drawing Pencil 4B
Drawing Pencil 6B

Chisel tip Sharpie
Regular tip Sharpie
Excel knife + blades
18 in. stainless steel ruler
Masking tape, 2 rolls

White vinyl eraser
Sketchbook, 9 x 12 in., 100 pages
Art Bin Toolbox
UHU brand Glue Stick
Sharp scissors
Utility knife

Collaboration, special thanks

List of art kit items for the CVAD Foundations programOffice of the President
UNT President Neal Smatresk and Vice President Elizabeth With, Division of Student Affairs, managers of the UNT allocation from the CARES Act/Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, HEERF

UNT Learning Center 
Roxanne Davenport, executive director, Student Success, UNT Learning Center
Allyson Gardner, associate director, Student Success

Tyler Sudderth, general manager, Voertman’s
Caitlin Bradford, art department manager, Voertman's

Orientation and Transition Programs
Stephanie Brown, director, Orientation and Transition Programs
Emily Harris, student services coordinator, Orientation and Transition Programs

College of Visual Arts and Design
Erin Donahoe-Rankin, director, CVAD Undergraduate Advising
Binod Shrestha, CVAD Foundations
Kay Seedig, visual arts technician, CVAD Foundations

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, is a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 116th U.S. Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020, in response to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

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