Congratulations to Manuel “Manny” Rubio, Indian River State College, our FCSAA Student Government Division Student of the Month for February. He was nominated by his SGA advisor, Rochelle Popp-Finch.
Here’s what Ms. Popp-Finch shared with us about Manny: “Manny is currently the Campus Coalition Government President at IRSC. In addition to his duties as CCG President, he is a College Ambassador, Chair of the Student Organizations Marketing Committee, a member of the Campus Safety Task Force, a member of the Student Affairs Advisory Board, and a member of several organizations on campus including the International Club, Student Assistance Mentorship Club, and Student Alumni Association. Manny continuously goes above and beyond to make a difference on campus and throughout his community. Through Manny's leadership we have more than doubled the number of students attending each event on campus and have tripled the number of students on our social media outlets. Manny is also a graduate of our Emerging Leaders Program, which is a year-long leadership program focused on leadership development, civic engagement, and education.
Manny is highly respected by his peers, student leaders, and the entire college community. Whenever the college is looking for volunteers or a student perspective, Manny is the first person who comes to mind because of his genuine desire and commitment to improving student life. Under Manny's leadership, he has established a Presidents' Assembly on campus that takes place every month with our 70 clubs/organizations. Every month the number of presidents attending is growing. Manny is always thinking outside the box and coming up with new and innovative events and ways to get students involved. His favorite quote is “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. I believe this quote completely defines who Manny is as a leader and person.”
Congratulations to this outstanding student, and our thanks to Ms. Popp-Finch for taking the time to nominate him for this recognition.