JCC Student Senate Meets Governor Andrew Cuomo

Members of the JCC Student Senate for the Jamestown and North County campuses meet with Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Members of the JCC Student Senate for the Jamestown and North County campuses meet with Governor Andrew Cuomo. I’m second from the right. Photo Credit: Office of the Governor

Being a Student Senator at Jamestown Community College, I figured I would simply attend weekly meetings, plan a few events, and of course, represent the student body. Being given the opportunity to speak with the SUNY Chancellor and then meet the Governor of New York State was something I had never imagined.

JCC to me was never more than the local community college where it seemed everyone that I graduated with would attend. My personal opinions on JCC were not the very best and I was very hesitant about attending. Long story short, I decided to give JCC a chance and in doing so, I have made one of the very best decisions in my life thus far.

Joining Student Senate for me was a fun way to get involved, something that would give me experience and look pretty snazzy on my resume. Little did I know I would be given such amazing opportunities in little old Jamestown, New York.

As I heard the Governor speak about Start-Up New York and being fortunate enough to be able to listen to him in person, I was humbled to be a student at a college that has put its name on the map as a major SUNY institution. JCC always seems to surpass all of my expectations and keeps providing me with once in a lifetime opportunities I am extremely grateful for.

About the author

Kat Carr

Hi! I'm Kat, and I'm a sophomore Human Services major from Dunkirk, NY. I’m also a Student Ambassador, member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and JCC's Honors Program, serve on the College Program Committee, and work on campus in the Campus Life office. Outside of school, I'm a Parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at Blessed Mary Angel R.C. Parish in Dunkirk. My career goal is to become a social worker, but I also enjoy theater, traveling, shopping, reading, piano, singing, and working out.