Students lead a new semester


By STETSON SMITH, Staff Reporter ¦

Amarillo College has an abundance of benefits for its students. One of those benefits is the ability to step into leadership positions. A great way to do this is by becoming a president or officer of an AC club.

Cecilia Almanza, a nuclear medicine major and president of the Student Government Association, said she’s looking forward to “growing as a leader and being the best leader she can be.” Almanza said she also wants to increase membership in all student organizations. “I want to let everyone know that they are welcome to join clubs.”

Student Government isn’t the only club promoting student leaders. Hayleigh Steadman, a biology major, is the president of Phi Theta Kappa. Steadman wants to change PTK’s entrance policies and focus on the club’s acceptance rules. Even if students are not a part of PTK, Steadman wants them to attend meetings.

Student leaders are critical to the success of a club for that school year. Art Collective President Valeria Estrada, a business administration major, said she wants to bring “organization” to her club. Estrada said she looks forward to improving her leadership and her organizational skills. “I feel like we need to balance both being serious and having fun,” she said.

The size of AC and the involvement it takes to hold a leadership position can give students the freedom to have experiences that they may not get at a larger university. There are a multitude of different events throughout each semester that give club leaders and officers opportunities to learn how to be better leaders, mentor and guide other club members and participate in events that will help round out their resumes and student life transcripts.

To learn more about these clubs or how to get more involved on campus, visit the Burrow in the basement of the College Union Building.

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