The new Terra State Community College Student Government has made out an exciting plan for this summer and the upcoming academic year. In June, President Melinda Smith, Vice President Dave Dixon, Secretary Erika Esker and Treasurer Sherry Tucker got together for a summer retreat at Put-In-Bay to lay the groundwork for an eventful year for Terra State students.
“We already have gotten underway for the summer semester,” says Melinda Smith. “The Student Government held a Summer Student Appreciation Day on July 13.” The organization invited students to stop by the Terra State Admissions Office to enjoy cookies and root beer floats. ”We hope to be able to offer some additional events before the end of the summer semester.”
The start of the fall semester gets underway with Welcome Week. The Thursday night of that week there will be a movie in the courtyard on campus. “We will be projecting the movie on the side of the building. Concessions will be available with all proceeds going to the “Students Helping Students” fund,” Smith continued.
Movies will not just be in the courtyard. An arrangement has been made with the Paramount Cinema in Fremont for current students to enjoy a free movie on the evening of Friday, September 1. According to Smith, “Students will be able to use their student ID to see any movie they want during the seven o’clock hour.”
Looking to December, the organization is planning the annual Winter Retreat to see the musical Wicked in Cleveland on Saturday, December 2 at the Playhouse Square. Tickets will be limited.
Smith says the Student Government is looking beyond just planning events. She hopes to revive the Student Discount Program. The officers are meeting with area businesses to discuss their interest in joining the program.
The Student Government is also looking to become active in the community, as well. The officers and two senators have been discussing launching a program where they visit local elementary and middle schools to talk about volunteering. “We want to become more involved in volunteering as an organization. The Student Government officers are planning to meet with Fremont City Schools about coordinating a program where the officers and senators go into the classroom and speak about leadership, volunteerism and civic duty,” Smith says.
The Terra State Student Government meets every second to last Monday of the month in the Boardroom B-206. Faculty and staff can feel free to encourage students to attend and participate in their campus voice.