Stephens College is a finalist in STANLEY Security’s Together for Safer Schools Grant program.
The College could win up to $100,000 in STANELY Security installed products and services. If Stephens were to win, Campus Facilities would use the grant to purchase state-of-the-art building access equipment.
Currently, students swipe a card to get into their residential halls. The updated system would give them access based on proximity, meaning they would not have to hold the card up against a reader.
Stephens has cameras and other security systems installed across campus. The new card reader system would simply upgrade the building access system to the latest technology, Project Manager Richard Perkins said.
The public can help by voting for Stephens in the competition. Through Feb. 13, you can vote for Stephens once per day per email account at https://stanleysaferschools.com/Vote. Or, you can vote by tweeting with the hashtags #stanleysecurity and #stephens (retweeting other tweets with those hash tags also counts as a vote).
Another option is to vote via text by simply texting "stephens" to 334455.
You may vote daily with each method.
The college with the most votes will win the grand prize, while one runner-up will receive a $25,000 grant. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to vote and to invite family and friends to participate, too.
Stephens has consistently ranked in the top 10 since the contest began.
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