Congratulations to Kaylin MacDonald, Hillsborough Community College - Dale Mabry Campus, who was selected as one our Student Government Division Students of the Month for April. She was nominated by her advisor Steven Crudup.
Here’s what Mr. Crudup shared with us about Kaylin: “Kay MacDonald has been the President of the HCC Dale Mabry Student Government Association since May 2017. Throughout her tenure, Kay has worked effectively with her Executive Board and increased engagement among the Senators. Kay maintains an “open door policy” and is willing to advocate on behalf of any student who walks into her office. She listens with open ears and an open heart but also knows when she needs to hold her peers accountable. She is also a true servant leader who would not ask anyone to do anything she wouldn’t do and is not afraid to get her hands dirty. Additionally, Kay tirelessly advocates on behalf of her fellow students, meeting with upper-level administrators on issues such as campus safety, trans-friendly bathrooms, and a reflective quiet space on campus. Kay is also engaged in many campus and college-wide committees including the Campus Diversity Council, MLK Celebration Committee, Student Success Festival Planning Committee, and many others. However, her dedication is to the SGA, and she often spends time with our internal Committee Chairs assisting them with planning activities.
Beyond her attitude as President, Kay has tirelessly worked to encourage more civic engagement opportunities for our College. As the past Senate Secretary and incoming Senate President for Florida Model Legislature, Kay is attempting to develop a year-round legislative simulation activity at HCC. As the leader of our delegation to Washington, D.C. in the Fall, Kay effectively advocated to Congresswoman Kathy Castor and representatives for Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio. She is also working to get our SGA more engaged with local government, such as the City Council and County Commission. In the months of February and March in particular, Kay served as the student co-chair of the College’s Student Activity Fees Committee. In this role, she was tasked with managing the meeting flow of a committee comprised of faculty, staff, and students from the five HCC campuses as they allocated approximately $1.9 million dollars to programs seeking funding for the 2019 Fiscal year. Kay’s knowledge and confidence in Robert’s Rules and task orientation assisted greatly in the effective running of this process.”
Congratulations to this outstanding student, and our thanks to Mr. Crudup for taking the time to nominate her for this recognition.