Immediate: May 25, 2010
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Lorenzo Simpson Elected President of the Nassau Community College Student Government Association
Garden City, NY – When you’re in college – according to Lorenzo Simpson, the newly elected president of NCC’s Student Government Association (SGA) – it makes sense to take advantage of the whole college experience. Part of that experience takes place outside the classroom. “Getting involved in student government has given me direction and helped me develop my leadership skills,” said Lorenzo, who served as the SGA’s corresponding secretary this year. Simpson expects that his term as president of the organization will deepen those skills.
After graduating from high school in New York City, the Cambria Heights, Queens resident briefly attended an aerospace engineering school in Florida. When he returned to New York, his mother, who was a part-time student at the College, suggested he enroll at Nassau. “My mother said that Nassau was a good school that was affordable,” Lorenzo noted. A political science course piqued his interest and led to his becoming involved in the political science club and ultimately student government.
Among the issues Simpson plans to work on during his term as SGA president are the communication between the College and students, communication between student government and College clubs, student participation in campus life, and the quality and variety of food services offered on campus. “My experience at NCC has been great and I’d like to make it great for other students as well,” he said.
Simpson, a 19-year-old liberal arts major with a concentration in political science, intends to continue on to a four-year college once he graduates from NCC next year. He hopes to subsequently get his law degree and then possibly work in public service. “Barack Obama has been an inspiration to me. I think he’s a trailblazer in every way,” said Simpson, who has visions of blazing a few trails of his own one day.