TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — An Indiana State University grad student used her creativity to share her love of ISU with the community.

Kimmie Collins is the author of a children’s book called Sam Becomes a Sycamore. It’s about ISU mascot Sycamore Sam’s first day of school.

This week, Collins and Sycamore Sam are delivering copies of the book to every second-grade student in Vigo County schools.

Collins also said it’s been fun reading the book to the kids.

“The kids love seeing sycamore sam and love interacting with the book and it’s been a really great way for them to connect with something in their hometown. They get super excited when they realize they get a book to take home as well,” Collins said.

Collins received a grant to write the book through the Mckee fellowship. The book was illustrated by Katherine Bierly.