Morgan Lingar and Lester Batiste, 2013 class president
Hi, Colby class of 2013! Our names are Morgan Lingar and Lester Batiste, and we are running to serve as your class presidents. Both of us have Student Government Association (SGA) experience and are highly involved in the Colby community.
Lester was your first-year class president and he set the standard for our class events. He brings charisma, energy and great communication skills to the table. Lester is also a member of the football team and was a Her Campus cutie this year!
Morgan is currently a dorm president, and has extensive experience working with Campus Life on programs. She has brought kitchenware to the dorms and has successfully passed policies through SGA, such as this year’s dorm damage motions. She runs cross-country and track, is a research assistant in the Chemistry department, is a member of the Athletic Advisory Committee and the Feminist Alliance and volunteers through Colby Emergency Response.
Our ticket offers you continuity of leadership throughout junior year, a time when there is a substantial changeover of students between semesters as people return and leave for programs abroad. Because we plan to study on campus both semesters, it will be possible for us to tackle yearlong projects without interruption.
We believe that every member of this class has important ideas to contribute, and that you just need the proper venue to express these ideas. Realizing that college students are extremely busy, we will take the initiative to find out what your ideas are, and will put them into action.
Additionally, we believe in the importance of communication both ways, meaning that as well as listening to what you have to say, we will share our thoughts and plans with you often.
In a class as diverse as ours, it can be challenging to ensure that every voice is heard, not just the loudest voices. In order to achieve the ideal of addressing the needs of each member of our class, we intend to work closely with the many campus student organizations that represent different groups of people. From the Bridge to athletic teams to Gentlemen of Quality to Powder and Wig, these groups have years of experience representing students, and therefore will be a great resource for us. We will look to these established groups for recommendations on the needs of our class.
We hope to have the opportunity to make our junior year an amazing year! We will put together a great class council to help us bring you exciting events throughout the year. With Morgan and Lester as class presidents, you can look forward to a year full of tasty class dinners, much needed study breaks, fast answers to questions and an established link with administration. As election time comes around we hope you vote for us!