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December 6, 2010

Middlesex County College Establishes New Student Government

A new student government has been created at Middlesex County College; it now has four officers and elections for 12 to 14 representatives will be held in the spring. Called the Student Government Association (SGA), the organization will represent students and their interests.

“Students need to have input and the objective of the SGA is to help promote good relations between students, faculty, staff and the administration,” said Linda Attuh (Old Bridge), the president. Other officers include Vice President Matthew Scognamiglio (Old Bridge), Secretary Danielle Hobbs (Piscataway) and Treasurer Naomi Akanbi (Old Bridge).

They were elected last spring and developed the policies and procedures for the organization during the summer and fall. One of the coming projects is an educational event and open forum focusing on academic integrity. They also plan to meet with administrators from various departments.

Plans call for an election of 10 to 12 representatives from the Edison campus and one each from the New Brunswick and Perth Amboy Centers.

Karen Hays, the College’s vice president for academic and student affairs, said the SGA is an important mechanism to provide students with one more avenue to participate in College governance.

“It’s another good strategy for students as we tackle important issues in the future,” she said. “It is also provides a great leadership opportunity for them.”

Ms. Attuh, a biology major who is planning to become a neurosurgeon, thanked the student body and said she appreciated their support.

“We’re going to work hard for them,” she said.

 
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