by jamesc 3/10/2017 4:29:08 PM --
NORFOLK – To avoid the appearance of any political affiliations, a student organization at Northeast Community College will have a new name. The Student Government Association (SGA) will be known as the Student Leadership Association, effective in fall 2017.
“We decided to change the name because the word ‘government’ leads incoming students to believe it is a political group, when in actuality we want the SLA to be the voice of the student body, create and work on community service projects, and to promote and develop leadership and service,” said Carissa Kollath, director of student activities, in explaining the change. “Members of the association cultivate communication among students, faculty, staff, and administration and develop and promote opportunities for the benefit of the student body. We also hope the name change will encourage more students to become involved with the association.”
Members of the Northeast Community College Student Government Association serve on all major councils and committees on campus, boost student morale, and voice student concerns and opinions to the college administration.
In addition, officers have been elected to lead the Student Leadership Association during the 2017-18 academic year.
Katelynn Piper, Clay Center, has been elected president while Trelynn Morrow, Plainview, is the new vice president. Allan Brenner, Cuiaba, Brazil, will serve as secretary.
Eleven students serve on the current Student Government Association at Northeast.
Other student leadership opportunities at Northeast include resident assistants (RAs) - a team of student housing residents selected to assist with the daily operation of the on-campus residential housing facilities; student assistants - residents who assist the RAs; Student Activities Council – a volunteer group of students who help to coordinate and implement activities that are free for the student body; and student ambassadors - a team of 10-12 selected students who promote Northeast by hosting campus tours, hosting and participating in appreciation/recognition activities, speaking to civic organizations in their hometown and Norfolk, and sending thank you and other cards to prospective students.
PHOTO IDs: Katelynn Piper, Trelynn Morrow and Allan Brenner.