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Campus council seeking students to run for office

By BRANDON CRAWFORD and WILL KRISS
Staff Writers

If you’re interested in getting involved at MMCC and having a say in what activities are available to students, a position on Mid’s campus council is a good place to start.

Mid Michigan’s Campus Council, also known as MC2, will hold elections on May 2 for the 2014-15 academic year. They will be held at 1 p.m. in the Superior Room on the Harrison Campus and in Room 125 at the Doan Campus. All current students are encouraged to run.

MC2 sponsors, organizes, and helps run student activities at Mid Michigan Community College, meeting weekly with advisor Tammy Alvaro to discuss plans.

Current co-president Charles VanConant said, “It’s definitely fun being an officer with MC2. Our primary job is to create energy among the student body at MMCC, and encourage all students to get involved in some way.”

A business administration student, VanConant noted that one activity planned during fall 2013 exam week was the “flying pancakes” event held on both campuses to help relieve stress during exam week.

“I would say anyone who likes to create energy and excitement among their fellow students should consider becoming an officer,” he said.

Fellow co-president Ryan Miller, agreed. “I joined MC2 to get more actively involved on campus, and to know what is going on in and around the school. I strongly recommend to anyone that is looking at running for an officer spot to go for it.”

There are four positions open for students to seek: president, two vice presidents (one in Harrison and one in Mt. Pleasant), and a recording secretary.

Officers have their own specific set of responsibilities. The president, for example, prepares meeting agendas and leads, appoints and establishes necessary committees. That person also oversees all MC2 planning, programming, projects, events, activities and promotions. The vice presidents assist with all responsibilities, including preparation for and carrying out student group orientation. The secretary takes minutes at meetings and helps with chronicling events and helping members feel welcome and a part of everything.

Current vice president and secretary Edwin Brannam, who received an associate’s degree in accounting and computer programming at Mid, said involvement has been both fun and educational.

“Serving as an officer will give the student a chance to learn skills required for working on a committee, including good communication, organization, time management, and also a chance to get involved with the students at Mid Michigan,” he said.

Brannam noted that some ideas already in the works for next semester include “a Detroit Tigers baseball game, possibly a Pistons or Lions game, an annual trip to be determined, lock in’s at the college and a dance or two.”

“Serving as an officer is also great fun and a good way to give back to the college and help fellow students at the same time,” he said.

For additional information on MC2 or more details regarding officer responsibilities, contact Tammy Alvaro at talvaro@midmich.edu or by calling (989) 386-6634.

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