Congratulations to Amy Abuqawod, Palm Beach State Colleges, our Student Government Division Student of the Month for February. She was nominated by her advisor, Ms. Angela Allen.
Here’s what Ms. Allen shared with us about Amy: “Amy joined Student Government as a freshman and took on the role of Recruiting Director. She excelled in this position and initiated many innovative ideas that brought successful results. She was elected President and stayed very close to our mission of representing our students, both on her own campus, at our College and on a state level. Amy attends the Provost Team meetings along with top level administrators and provides information back to the students as well as providing administrators with a student’s perspectives as they make campus decisions. Amy has also been instrumental in the creation of an SGA Presidents’ Council. This is the first successful attempt to bring together our campus SGAs to discuss College-wide issues. Lastly our SGA members, under Amy’s leadership, made quite an impact on state legislators during the FCSSGA Advocacy Conference this past November. With 23 appointments, our students communicated the FCSSGA Platform effectively to legislators and their staff. Amy and our delegation had the opportunity to speak to the offices of the President of the Senate and the House and Senate Majority Leaders.
The spring semester brought some challenges that Amy is facing head-on. As with many college SGAs, we find ourselves losing many of our leaders. Amy has an aggressive freshman recruiting plan to fill future leadership positions. She also has two important campus events planned. The first is a TED talk-type program entitled “Women in Politics,” at which mayors from surrounding communities as well as both state and national legislators will be speaking. In April she is planning a panel discussion that will tackle mental health issues from a legislative, social and criminal justice perspective. As a leader, Amy has been motivated and effective.”
Congratulations to this outstanding student, and our thanks to Ms. Allen for taking the time to nominate her for this recognition.