Nunez Inducts 2022-23 Student Government Association Officers

The Nunez Community College Student Government Association inducted its 2022-23 Officers in a ceremony on June 13 in the Fine Arts Center.

The Nunez Community College Student Government Association inducted its 2022-23 Officers in a ceremony on June 13 in the Fine Arts Center. Pictured from left are Vice President Ben Stiegler, Treasurer Jimmy Ngo, Secretary Dekana St. Germain, President Matthew Durette and Nunez Chancellor Dr. Tina Tinney.

Nunez Community College installed its student leaders for the upcoming academic year on June 13 at its annual Student Government Association Induction Ceremony.

Nunez Chancellor Dr. Tina Tinney administered the oath of office to the four officers during a ceremony in the Fine Arts Center on the Nunez campus in Chalmette. Dr. Tinney shared 10 points for the newly elected officers to keep in mind to help them provide strong and sound leadership to the Nunez student body, including advice such as “Perform your duties in an impartial, apolitical and professional manner,” and “Listen with the intent to understand.”

Holding an officer position should be taken seriously and can be compared to having a part-time job,” Dr. Tinney told the officers. “You will be called upon in numerous ways throughout your tenure as a representative to be the face of the Nunez student body.”

Nunez’s newly inducted SGA officers include President Matthew Durette, an Aerospace Manufacturing Technology major from Metairie; Vice President Benjamin Stiegler, an Aerospace Manufacturing Technology major from Youngsville; Treasurer Jimmy Ngo, a Welding and Business major from Chalmette; and Secretary Dekana St. Germaine, a General Studies and Business major from Arabi.

Matthew Durette was also elected by the Louisiana Council of Student Body Presidents in May to serve as a Student Representative for Community Colleges to the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors.

Nunez Student Success Coach and SGA Advisor Michelle Roper, a former Nunez SGA President herself, summarized the responsibilities, expectations and perks of serving as an SGA officer.

“Firstly, congratulations to all the officers. I am extremely grateful that I get to work with an amazing group. This role is not to be taken lightly because you are now the face of the students of Nunez when you walk off campus,” said Roper. “You must always think of the students’ needs in this role. The biggest perk of this responsibility is being able to make a change when you see something that needs change.  I am super proud and excited for this coming year!”

Registration for both the Summer Mini-Session B and the Fall semester is open now at Mini-Session B begins July 5 and the Fall semester begins Aug. 15.

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