Student Named to State Student Government Association Office
April 12, 2019 - Five students from Southeastern Technical College (STC) attended the Georgia State Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA April 5-7. The conference brought together student leaders from three separate organizations; Student Government Association, National Technical Honor Society, and Phi Beta Lambda.
Devera Booker, Terri Butler, DeAnna Clay, Michael Harden, and Lidia Morales met with their counterparts from across the state, attended leadership-focused seminars, and competed in various competitions.
DeAnna Clay, STC Associate of Science of Nursing student, was elected as a State Officer on the Georgia Student Government Association State Action Team for the 2019-2020 term. DeAnna is the Vice President of STC's Vidalia Campus Student Government Association.
The Student Government Association is an organization with representation from the student body that provides a channel through which students may exhibit leadership, voice concerns, and enhance communication among students, faculty, and staff.
“This weekend I was privileged to attend the conference. I was able to spend the weekend with a great group of loving people from Georgia Student Government Association, National Technical Honor Society, and Phi Beta Lambda. I could not be more excited about this State Board opportunity,” said Clay.
Michael Harden has currently been serving as the Vice President of the Georgia Student Government Association State Action team.
The sessions were productive for the SGA members and the conference as a whole was a positive experience they hope to repeat.
“The conference workshops were very motivational and helpful. We are all so glad we attended,” said Morales.
Attending students saw learning opportunities in the conference's opening session highlighted by keynote speaker Dr. John Walford, President of South Georgia Technical College. Dr. Walford reminded the students what qualities were found in great leaders. He also stressed the importance of always being positive and respectful in all situations.
“Being able to attend conferences, networking with other students from around the state, and challenging their abilities are just a few of the benefits of becoming active in student organizations at Southeastern Tech,” said Helen Thomas, an advisor for STC Student Government Association.
For more information on student involvement and activities at STC, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.