Keith Love, Rachel Jacobs, Erika Hinman, and Nick Zeller, Junior Class Presidents
Hey there, Colby! This week we are very excited to announce our candidacy for junior class presidents. This time around, we are even more excited to extend our ticket to a platonic foursome. Nick Zeller and Rachel Jacobs will be running along side Keith Love and Erika Hinman as a united and enthusiastic combination.
Erika Hinman hails from a New York suburb. She is majoring in anthropology and psychology. Erika has been a Colby Cares About Kids (CCAK) mentor for two years and a facilitator for Campus Conversations on Race (CCOR). She played field hockey the fall of her freshmen year, but she now plays rugby.
Keith Love grew up 30 minutes outside of Boston (surprise!) in Hopkinton, MA. He is majoring in environmental studies and anthropology. This year, Keith served as the co-coordinator for the EcoRep program, where he planned the Unplugged event; worked at the Goldfarb Center, where he instituted the lunchtime lecture series; was a Colby Outdoor Orientation Training Trip (COOT2) leader and participated in the Environmental Advisory Group.
Rachel grew up in California, but moved around quite a bit, spending her high school years at a boarding school in England. She is a double major in government and economics. She was your freshman class president and is a renowned rowing beast on the crew team. Rachel also served on this year’s class council and would serve on the first semester class council next year, before Keith and Erika go abroad, in order to maintain a fluid transition with Nick Zeller.
Mr. Zeller, a government major, is a Colorado native braving the sunless tundra of Maine. He is on the ski team and serves on the Student Government Association (SGA) Traditions Committee, spearheading the charitable and very popular Undie Run. He was a COOT2 leader and is a member of the Colby Freeride Team.
This past year as class presidents, Keith and Erika ran Paranoia, which raised $200 for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, spearheaded The Dating Survey, which raised nearly $300 for the same cause and led a food drive donation effort that raised more money than any other class.
The food drive raised $400 and earned the class of 2013 a [third] class dinner on top of the Dana-Burger in Paradise and Colb-eharmony dinners. The next class dinner—which will have a global theme as we send our classmates abroad next semester—will be on April 20. Additionally, our class t-shirts have been ordered and will arrive in the next two weeks! We also have planned two study breaks and a concert event with acts from our classmates for the spring semester.
Through SGA, Erika was the point person for the Library Committee, while Keith was a member of the Off-Campus Study Committee. Keith is also serving on the SGA Publicity Committee, while Erika is working on the dorm access hours policy.
We believe we will continue to bring you a vast array of experiences. Between the four of us, we have extensive accreditation across the campus from many clubs and organizations. Get to know us more as the election draws near! We look forward to continuing to unite the bicentennial class.