Hello Union College! I am extremely honored to serve as your Associated Student Body President for the year 2018-2019. The team and I are super excited about this upcoming year and are planning on making sure that it becomes a memorable year for each of you.
As a student recruiter at Union College, I have noticed that the main reason people choose to come here is because of the people. They have the option to begin their collegiate experience anywhere else in the world, but instead they see something much more tangible in our community: the special connection we have with one another.
My goal is to maintain that family vibe and to build on the strength we share here in Lincoln, Nebraska. I believe that if we can get back to a point where greater than 90% of the student body attends on campus activities (that is not only ASB events, but also our sporting events, musical experiences, and anything else we may have taking place on campus) we can accomplish that goal. Now, you may be asking yourself- how can that be possible? That is where you matter. Through participation and the willingness to put yourself out there, you can shine the light that drew you here so much brighter. Sharing your feedback during and after attending these events will also help us get a better understanding of where we are strong as well as where we are lacking.
I want you to feel the freedom to come to me directly. That way, you can help me understand what it is that you are looking for in an on-campus experience and how we can work together to help this environment thrive.
To accomplish all of this, it can’t just be ASB and I. We need you. We need you to participate and for you to be part of the conversation. This will create more fun, more joy, and ultimately a stronger family. So Union, let’s work together to make this next year a memorable one. I can’t wait to see what we will accomplish together next.
Angenita Pierre-Louis is a junior studying social work.