The New Faces of Snow College

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Chris Jenkins and Tanner Linton pose as the charismatic leaders they are, and all they hope to be as next years’ Student body President and Vice President. Photo by Shaylyce Duncan

Chris Jenkins and Tanner Linton pose as the charismatic leaders they are, and all they hope to be as next years’ Student body President and Vice President. Photo by Shaylyce Duncan

Now that election time is over and the new Student Body Advocates have been chosen, there is still a lot of work to get done, and they are excited to represent the students at Snow College next year.

The new SBAs are beginning to prepare for their role at Snow College. They will have many responsibilities and it is important for them to learn about all of them. In the Student Body Advocate election packet it states, “The role of an SBA is to connect with student issues, program exciting activities that will appeal to a wide variety of students and help create an atmosphere where diversity is appreciated, not just accepted.”

Chris Jenkins, student at Snow College and new Student Body President, shares his thoughts about his new position for next year, “It’s a little bit stressful transitioning and learning new responsibilities. I don’t know everything, but I hope to learn the responsibilities and make this year the best for the students at Snow College.”

Along with the above mentioned roles, the Student Body Advocate election packet also includes that all of the Advocates will, “become the voice of the students as their representatives, as well as a representative of Snow College. Their mission is to provide students with involvement opportunities and to encourage a well-rounded college experience. This is accomplished through service, activities, academic excellence, and much more.”

While all of these responsibilities may seem hard, those who are SBAs now say they would never trade the experience for anything. Henry Linford, student at Snow College and SBA on the Legislative branch over academics shares his feelings about being an SBA, “I have been attending college for three years now and this past year, because of the opportunity to be an SBA, has been by far the funnest and most rewarding college experience of my life. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I would, without a doubt, love to do it again.”

To prepare, all new Student Body Advocates are required to go through training this summer. The trainings will be held once a month. Tanner Linton, the new Vice President, comments about the summer retreats, “I’m way excited. It will be a good time for our team to get to know each other. It will also be a great time to get along, create unity as a team, get everyone’s ideas, and collaborate.”

Being a Student Advocate is a rewarding experience. The new SBAs have a lot ahead of them and they will work hard to make sure they are ready to take on the year while also being able to efficiently represent the student body. Together they will make a difference at Snow College.

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