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SGTC’s newly elected club officers attend Student Leadership Retreat

AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) students elected into student club leadership positions had the opportunity to participate in a Student Leadership Retreat held at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus recently.
Presidents, vice presidents, secretaries, parliamentarians, reporters, and historians of SGA (Student Government Association), SkillsUSA, PBL (Phi Beta Lambda), and NTHS (National Technical Honor Society) met to learn the protocol of their positions and discuss ideas for club activities for the upcoming year.
The retreat began with a welcome and introductions from Assistant to the President Don Smith, and an Agenda Review by Director of Career Services/Student Activities Cynthia Carter.
Smith led an installation ceremony for the officers, and SGTC general education instructor and SGA advisor followed with a presentation on Robert’s Rules of Order. The purpose of the presentation was to give newly elected officers an overview on how to conduct meetings in an orderly and efficient manner. He also discussed the purpose of conducting a meeting; how to create an agenda; key terms such as chair, member, motion, and vote; and points of discussion.
Breakout sessions were held after lunch, in which students were able to learn more about their new responsibilities and were able to ask questions regarding their roles as officers in their respective student organizations. After the breakout sessions, each club met for plan of work sessions to discuss the upcoming year’s plans.
The newly elected officers for the Student Government Association (SGA) on the Americus campus are President Ashley E. Rodgers of Oglethorpe, Vice President Kyler Phelps of Montezuma, and Parliamentarian Markell Stone of Americus. Their advisors are Paul Farr, general education instructor, and Michele Seay, psychology instructor. On the Crisp County Center campus, officers are President Avery Thrower of Rochelle, Secretary/Treasurer Maria Rivera of Vienna, and Parliamentarian/Reporter Amberley Ferguson of Americus. The advisor for the Crisp County Center SGA is Kari Bodrey, who is also a State SGA Advisor.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) officers for the Americus campus are President Racarda Blackmon of Americus, Vice President of Community Service and March of Dimes Kimberly Jackson of Americus, Vice President of Membership and Community Engagement Jose Rosa of Americus, Vice President of Public Relations and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Blake Tippins of Americus, Secretary Alicia English of Americus, and Assistant Secretary Fierra Riley of Americus. Their advisors are Andrea Oates, Ed.D., Academic dean; and Donna Lawrence, business technology adjunct instructor. PBL officers for the Crisp County Center campus are Vice President D.W. Persall of Cordele, Secretary Tia Edwards of Cordele, and Reporter Mykaula Harvey of Cordele. Their advisors are Karen Bloodworth, marketing management instructor, and Teresa Jolly, business technology instructor.
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) officers for the Crisp County Center campus are President and State Officer D.W. Persall of Cordele and Vice President Angel Dozier of Rochelle. Their advisor is Katrice Taylor, general education Instructor.
The SkillsUSA President and State Officer for SGTC’s Americus campus is Ashley E. Rodgers of Oglethorpe. Cynthia Carter is the SkillsUSA advisor for SGTC and a State SkillsUSA advisor. For the Crisp County Center Campus, officers are President Justin Rehberg of Vienna, Vice President Lindsey Fulghum of Vienna, Secretary Alex Edmondson of Cordele, and Treasurer D.W. Persall of Cordele. Their advisor is welding and joining technology instructor Brenda Gilliam.