Student Senate: The Elected

Walking through the Student Union last week, perhaps getting lunch or sifting through the FSA Campus Store, you may have noticed a bit of commotion occurring outside of the Student Senate office. To enlighten those who may not know the subject of conversation…Student Senate elections were being held, and the votes have now been tallied! Seen as “Taylor Kickbush” on the Student Senate ballot, I was fortunate enough to slip into one of five positions for freshman representatives of the Jamestown Community College student body for the Jamestown and North County campuses. (This may sound frightening- but don’t fret!) As individuals of Student Senate, we are enabled to work together to benefit and improve JCC.

What does Student Senate do, and what are their goals?

Being fairly new to this position, I have so much to learn. However, I have been exposed to the core purposes of Student Senate, such as assisting in the coordination of events, communicating with faculty members on important issues, and  generally being a leader for the student body.

Our goals are nearly endless but start with helping YOU enjoy all that JCC has to offer! My personal goal is to be an inspiration for one person or maybe (hopefully) countless people. Seeing as my goals are high, I believe Student Senate will be a fantastic stepping stone leading towards this final aspiration.

                                                                Student Senate 2013-2014
Front (left to right): Katelyn Armstrong, Kat Carr, Christina Inman, Katie Saff, Me (Taylor Kickbush), Stephanie McNelis
Back: Riley Gustafson, Jeany Melendez, Jake Domes, James Snider, Rey Muniz III, Eduardo Santiago Jr., Ashley Kelbaugh

About the author

Taylor Kickbush

Aspiring fashion journalist, freelance photographer, and lover of running-my name is Taylor Kickbush. Being a 19-year-old sophomore at Jamestown Community College, I find it hard to believe that my associate’s degree in communication is in sight and adulthood rests just beyond the horizon. At this point in my college career, I have discovered that JCC offers wonderful opportunities to create friendships and network with valuable career professionals from (literally) around the globe! As a prospective internship awaits my attendance in London, England this spring, I plan to trek the UK and represent JCC with all of the workplace etiquette its classes have taught me. Every day I feel one leap closer toward successfully achieving my dreams, and one day I hope you can say the same. In closing, I thank all those who read these words as I write about the everyday obstacles we all hurdle on the route to our becoming who we want to be.