Student Government plans to reorganize to help new president Jessica Ryder have a successful year.
Jessica Ryder is a senior in the Monroe County Middle College and has always lived in Monroe. She wishes to pursue a career in health care administration or as an epidemiologist and at the end of the fall semester will have 28 college credits.
Jessica is an active member in other areas of the college like the Ambassador Club, the new Phi Theta Kappa Club, and leads the Monroe County Middle College’s Relay for Life Team as well. In her busy schedule she finds time to watch some of her favorite shows and movies like America’s Next Top Model and the Breakfast Club.
The elections were held on Sept. 29, and there were five candidates that ran for president. “The race was extremely close going in and anybody could have won. Everyone gave amazing speeches.” Jessica mentions.
The new board consists of new President Jessica Ryder, Vice President Cole McNew, Secretary Alyssa Turgeon, Treasurer Miyuki Zerke, Liaison Molly, Siedlecki, and Historian Caitlyn Davies.
Jessica believes that with the entire board being made of returning members that the previous year’s bonds will only grow and cause the group to take all of their potential and be successful with it.
Later Jessica mentions how she plans to work hard as president, but hopes that the groups thoughts of her do not change since she is the supervisor, Tom Ryder’s, daughter.
“I just hope my involvement and accomplishments in the group speak for me over the fact that my dad is our advisor and that the votes came from what I have done.” Jessica notes when talking about the relationship between her family and student government.
“I like to focus on quality of events, not the quantity. I’d like to stay around 50-60 events and make them great events. I want the group to be able to grow together with these events and I want the individuals to have clear visions of the events they put together.” Jessica states when talking about upcoming events.