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Corzine named class president

February 22, 2013

When more applications were submitted than previous years, a selection committee has chosen Kayla Corzine as the senior class president.

After much deliberation and examination of applications, this year has been a different than years past as far as number of applicants and level of competition.

“It is truly an honor to be elected as senior class president,” said Corzine. “I have been given so many opportunities at Monmouth, and this would be a great way to give back. I think it is also a way to collaborate with several offices on campus and continue to keep in touch with my classmates. I’ve had the chance to reach out to many people and different groups and to serve as a class representative is truly rewarding.”

Several seniors applied for the coveted role of class president, each with abilities and attributes that made the decision difficult for the selection committee. The senior class president has several duties which include raising funds for the senior class gift and speaking at graduation.

“Students had to write a letter stating their qualifications for the position this year,” said Associated Students of Monmouth College (ASMC) President senior Katie Shipp. “We think this encouraged more people to apply because it was more than a popularity contest. Students had to demonstrate that they possessed qualities that would help them with the position. It was more like applying for a job.”

In the past, there has also been a senior class secretary, but as that position has had little to do in the past few years, it was decided that the positions would be combined, putting more work on the new president.

The selection committee, which was composed of ASMC Vice President Kyle Earman, one other student and a dean, really wanted to make sure that the selection process was based on the qualifications of the students. There were four applicants this year, more than in years past, who are all leaders on campus.

The president will have to organize alumni newsletters and act as a liaison between the college and the class in the future.

“I think it was more competitive this year simply because of the individual seniors,” Earman said.

“This year was also different because the Senior Class President has different responsibilities due to the formation of a Senior Class Gift Committee and the Student Alumni Association.”

Adam Ruble
Contributing writer

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