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Matt Pehoski, Student Trustee

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Welcome back everyone! I hope that you all had a fantastic winter break and are ready to get back into the swing of things. Although the temperature has been freezing lately, IVCC has been hot with action that I am excited to share with you!

In the December board meeting, there was a new degree approved that will be offered at IVCC. This new degree is called an Associate on Applied Science in Agronomy. Although I am a business student, I always smile when I hear that there are new developments relating to the ag program at IVCC. It’s doing great and makes me proud to watch it grow so rapidly.

Although the December board meeting is hard to top with a new degree being approved, the January board meeting taught the board a lot of valuable information as well. For starters, it was announced that the overall GPA for all IVCC athletics during the fall was 3.07.

This is a really impressive statistic, great job to all who helped contribute to it! The board also learned of a generous donation from William and Dian Taylor that will help IVCC implement a new system that will eventually replace WebAdvisor.

In addition to a new system that will be replacing WebAdvisor, there is now a service called “YOU@IVCC” which each student has access to. This service will allow students help students with various issues like stress, relationships, and all sorts of other things that one may need help with.

In addition to the past two board meetings that have gone on, I have another Student Advisory Council meeting coming up!

It appears to me that at this meeting, other student government members from around the state and I will be discussing different policies and will begin planning for Student Advocacy Day.

I look forward to the meeting and letting you all know how it goes! If you have anything that you would like to discuss with me or if you just want to talk to me, you can either catch me on campus or you can email me! Good luck on the first few weeks of your classes.

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