Last semester, Emmanuel Harvey ran for, and gained, a position on the Student Government Organization board after an opening was created by former senator Michael Metzbower stepping down from his position. Harvey served just one term on SGO as senator before being elected to the board presidency by his peers.
Harvey was first approached about the position during a leadership conference, Student Advocacy Day, that was attended by then SGO President Anna Cook. Cook convinced him to send his application in to join the SGO.
After securing his position on the SGO board, Harvey realized he loved the experience and wanted to get more involved. And so he did.
In his time as president, Harvey’s words and actions at board meetings show him to be an energetic leader, willing and ready to hear what students have to say to the SGO.
One of Harvey’s expressed goals for the semester is to increase club interaction with each other, and with SGO, on a more constant basis. He wants to make sure students know that the SGO is there for them, and they can bring any concerns or suggestions to the SGO.
Students wondering what qualifications Harvey has to lead the SGO can simply look out how active he is in leadership opportunities. He is a part of Soccer Club and Service-Learning club and has successfully participated in the Leadership Challenge. Harvey has also taken part in many volunteer activities including working with the Boys and Girls Club and helping with last semester’s blood drives.
Harvey believes he is qualified for the position because of the opportunities that have allowed him to grow into a better leader.
Harvey commented that, “From academic communities, to clubs, and the leadership challenge I have been given great hands on experience working with others. Instructors and other staff at Carroll have presented a great model of how to lead in our community.”
The leadership experience he gains will carry over into his career choice; Harvey hopes to become a physical education teacher. He also hopes to become a coach for high school sports. He wants to “empower young people through physical fitness and team building exercises.”
He is looking forward to the school year and everything that SGO is going to do.
“If we all set high goals we will achieve amazing things even if we fall short. The new board is full of students who are eager to serve Carroll and I am very excited for things to come.”