After graduating in 2010 I had the privilege of serving as the president of the Mohawk Students Association for one term. During my single year of service, I witnessed more revitalization, renovation and rejuvenation than the college had seen since the day it was built. I was thrilled to be a part of the Fennell Campus Renewal by organizing student input and feedback sessions, sitting on campus renewal committees and participating in a few ribbon cuttings and grand openings before my time was up.
Through out the whole renewal project, the college administration always engaged students and student leaders to help build spaces and places that contributed to a campus we would all be proud to call home. The Fennell Campus Renewal project took the campus from a tired, sad looking high school, to a functional and fun environment!
The H-Wing tour video was one of the highlights of my role in the Fennell Campus Renewal project. By taking students behind the scenes to see the incredible work and effort that was going into the campus, it helped make students more forgiving and understanding while they were studying and trying to navigate around a construction site to get to and from classes. Students recognized that we were working to build a bigger and better campus for them and that their input, ideas and contributions were being taken into consideration and brought to life right before their eyes.
For me, driving past the H-Wing will always be a reminder of contributions that students made to the campus during my time as president and I could not be more proud of the way that the college administration valued and acted on the advice, wishes and wants of students. In the 50 years of Mohawk’s existence, belief in its students is the strongest foundation that has been poured.
– Kat Cullen
Broadcasting – Television & Communications Media, ’10
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