SGA Student of the Month: December

SGA Student of the Month: December

Congratulations to Paul Douillon, Miami Dade College-Homestead, for being chosen as one of the two FCSAA Student Government Division Students of the Month for December! Paul was nominated by his advisor, Nicole Bryant.

Here is what Nicole told us about Paul: "The son of a pastor and home school teacher, Paul Douillon serves as the Student Government President at MDC’s Homestead Campus. Additionally, he is the founder of a musical program that serves underprivileged youth and patients at Homestead Hospital. He has also lent his musical talents to a voter registration event, “Let Freedom Sing,” as well as a holiday cheer event – “Reason for the Season.”

Paul was identified as a leader in the Homestead Community by being chosen to speak to hundreds of community members at the Student Success Center signing ceremony at the Homestead City Hall. In addition, he partnered with the Nursing Honor Society for the donation of nearly 75 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to the Miami Bridge, a shelter for homeless and transitional youth in crisis. He further leveraged this partnership to co-sponsor a turkey dinner giveaway to 50 needy students and their families for the Thanksgiving holiday. Paul also spearheaded the Homestead Campus student initiative to gather donations for victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. This initiative helped to expand the use of the campus food pantry. The work that has been done with the campus food pantry this term was featured at the campus’ change-making showcase which highlights social issues and efforts that students have taken or plan to take to address them.

As a delegate to the Florida College System Legislative Advocacy Conference, Paul was very vocal about the Florida College System issues, particularly Campus Safety and Security. As a result of this experience, he recently organized a Student Safety workshop on the first anniversary of a campus lockdown – Dec. 4. He called on the college-wide Director of Emergency Preparedness and the Chief of Public Safety to explain steps to take in an emergency situation as well as to garner student feedback on how to make students feel more secure on campus. In fact, his advocacy for students on campus has led to more sanitary items in the pantry, restroom renovations, reinstallation of campus water fountains,  enhanced quality of products in the vending machines, and better study areas for students.

Due to his demonstrated level of excellence, Paul was selected as a CIEE Project Passport Presidential Fellow as well as a recipient of the prestigious Braman Family scholarship to continue his studies at MDC. He was also selected to participate in the Key Ceremony for the Beacon Council and will be competing in the Washington Seminar at the top of the new year."

Congratulations to this incredible student, Paul Douillon, our Student Government Division Student of the Month! Thank you to Nicole for nominating him for this recognition.