By KAYLA CABRAL
Get to know who your Student Administrative Council (SAC) representatives are and what they can do for you.
SAC, as defined in the 2010/2011 Student Handbook, is the governing and legislative body for all students in diploma and certificate full-time programs. Its members are elected annually as representatives of the student body and are responsible for extracurricular, social and academic functions.
Had I not read the handbook, I would have no idea who these people were or the positions of each member. During my first year at the college I don’t think I ever went into the SAC office or saw many of the SAC members around.
It’s sad that not a lot of the student body wants to get involved with the school or with SAC.
Ryan Baker, 20, a student in the Early Childhood Education program at the Welland campus, says she "doesn’t know anything about SAC" but knew she had to get a bus pass from it.
She says she "would volunteer for a good cause" but wouldn’t run for SAC.
At The Core, located beside/underneath the new SAC office at the Welland campus, I asked some students what they knew about SAC. Most of the responses I received were, "I don’t know who they are" and "What is that?"
Chanelle Nan, 19, in Police Foundations, says she "sees posters around the school" about SAC and "announcements on Blackboard" but she doesn’t know much else about it.
I’ve decided it’s time for the student body to understand SAC a little bit better. If you don’t have a handbook yet or just don’t feel like reading the fine print, here’s some information about your SAC members.
The Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) campuses each have six representatives, with one president serving both.
Brian Costantini is the president; his job is to be the connection with college administration and the official students’ representative at the local, provincial, national and international levels. He is responsible for the general management and operations of his SAC team. He must also report to the Niagara College Student Administrative Council Inc. board of directors.
Katie Miller, 23, at the Welland campus, and Garret Lehman, 21, at the NOTL campus, are the executive vice-presidents.
Lehman says his job at NOTL is "to support the other executive members of student council at NOTL and ensure they are fulfilling their responsibilities." He must then report to the SAC president.
Miller says she "helps run the office and make sure everyone does his or her job."
Samantha Roth at Welland and Amy Cain at NOTL are the directors of campaigns.
Nick Bedard at Welland and Tom Anello at NOTL are the directors of student and community relations. David Miller at Welland and Shannon Hulley at NOTL are directors of clubs and volunteers. Robert Perron at Welland and Cindy Karikari at NOTL are directors of social programming. Kimberly Smith at Welland and Lindsey Maki at NOTL are the directors of media.
If you want more information, walk to the SAC office and ask a member – I promise they don’t bite – or pick up a student handbook and do some light reading between classes.
If you still feel you don’t need to know any of this, I guess you’ll miss out on some of the great events SAC has planned for you and your friends.
I’m glad I get to cover SAC events and get to know the members because I feel I can get more involved with the college’s social life now. I live out of town, so I never felt the need to stay around Welland or go to school functions. Now that I’ve gone to the SAC office, and talked to some of the members, I know they really do want to make your school year the best you’ve ever had. They are students just like us; they like to have fun too.
It never hurts to get involved with college life and learn a little bit about SAC and what they do. The next time someone asks you, you’ll be the expert.
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