Hello, Goodbye and Congratulations

Joesph Marenda, Student Trustee

Hello everyone, and welcome back! I hope you all had a great spring break. I can not believe there are only a few weeks left this semester—summer is right around the corner.

However, I still have a few things to update everyone on before my term ends. First, I would like to give a brief recap of the past board meeting.

The night began with an amazing dinner because the special occasion for the night was four of our instructors receiving tenure.

The four instructors to receive the great honor were Tammy Landgraf, an Early Childhood Education instructor; Willard Mott, an Agriculture instructor; Heather Knoblauch, a Nursing instructor, and Andrew Seeger, a World Languages instructor.

These faculty members have successfully completed a probationary period of three years and have turned their respected programs into flourishing parts of the college. I would like to congratulate these four and wish them the best in their future years teaching here at IVCC.

Next, Student Government has a few events coming up in the next few weeks. First on April 9, SGA will be taking a trip down to Springfield for Student Advocacy Day. We hope to talk to state representatives on issues that affect community colleges and how IVCC itself is affected.

Another event we have coming up is our Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt on April 19. SGA will have eggs hidden around campus with numbers inside that you can return to the SGA office for a prize. Prizes will include T-shirts and candy for those who return their egg and number.

Finally, like I said, my term will be coming to an end soon, and this means elections are right around the corner. I am sure you have seen many students walking around campus, asking for signatures and asking you to vote for them.

We all know this means election time, and Student Government elections will be taking place April 4 and 5 in the student center. We have some extraordinary candidates running this year with a few contested positions. I encourage everyone to try and stop by the table and cast your vote for the eight positions we have open for the 2019-2020 school year.