Positions offer scholarship incentives
Student leaders come forth. Elections for student government executive board positions for the 2014-2015 academic year is coming up.
The executive board consists of the president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Both president and vice president positions offer a full scholarship incentive. Secretary and treasurer positions are three-quarter scholarship positions.
Current vice president Jessica Fye enjoyed her time on the executive board.
“Serving on student government gives you a new perspective of the college. You see a whole other side to it,” said Fye.
Eligible students must have a 2.0 GPA and have completed at least 67 percent of their classes. Petition forms are available in the registration office located in the ATC building on SC4’s campus.
Current student government president Sean Lathrop offers some advice, “You have to get 40 signatures, but I recommend getting 45 just in case some don’t count.” Signatures must be from current SC4 students.
Deadline to turn in the petition form is Thursday, March 20. If approved, you are added to the ballot and have ten days to promote yourself either around campus or through social media outlets.
Elections will be held in the cafeteria in the college center Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, April 1. Voters must be current SC4 students and are required to bring photo identification with them before they are given a ballot.
Election times will be from 10 to 2 and 5 to 6 each day. Those that are running for a position will not be able to be in the cafeteria during these time frames.
A final count will be done immediately following voting closing up Thursday, April 1. The candidates or a representative must be present at that time.
If appointed, the official term begins the day after the winter semester ends.
“My position is more than just handling the money. I also take part in the planning and carrying out of events. I don’t think people appreciate all that this college does for them, with the events and activities. You have to be in it for the clubs, not just the scholarship. We spend our summer and breaks planning these events so that while students are in school they have something to do.”
Liberal Arts major
Current vice president
“The vice president is pretty much in charge of most of the events that SG puts on, and I help with executive board decisions. My position gives good leadership experience and looks great on applications, but it’s very stressful and difficult to put time aside for the position between work and school. The office is a big pro. We get free printing, our own computers, and it’s great for privacy rather than the library.”
“I try to keep order regarding executive board meetings and events. Whenever a student has an issue they can come to me so I can go to the administration. I’m a representative for the student voice. There’s a bit more of a target on your back being president rather than the other positions; the president is more of a figure head and has to answer for mistakes. There is a large amount of stress balancing school, work, social life, and student government. A home away from home is what your office becomes. We’re like a wolf pack, there is no real leader; we work together.
“I take notes at every executive and all club meetings and provide minutes for the student clubs. I document everything and am the main source of communication for the clubs. I like it because it’s something else to do rather than just school and I get the opportunity to meet a lot of people. But I’m like their mother, I have to keep contacting every club to make sure they got documents and meet deadlines; it’s time-consuming. But it breaks you out of your shell.”