Written by Sheryl Kambuni
When I first ran for SA President, I never imagined, even in my wildest dreams, that a pandemic would drastically change the upcoming school year. I had no idea what was coming or what I had just signed up to do. My illusion of a predictable school year was quickly replaced with a brutal realization that this pandemic wasn’t something we would get over in a month. It was and is a current reality.
Every one of us has been affected by this pandemic in some way. Plans have been cancelled. A cloud of fear now hangs over us. We fear because we cannot control what is happening. God tells us in the Bible, “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
This year, we – as your Student Association (SA) – are working hard to ensure that you have an amazing school year – even in the midst of a pandemic. We have dedicated ourselves to being innovative and flexible in order to give you the most from your experience here. We are working to modify social events to ensure that you have fun and stay connected even in a time when you have to be physically distant. We are focusing on a holistic approach to your mental wellness that ensures that you not only grow in your academic life, but that you can thrive in your social, spiritual, emotional and physical life as well.
While SA has always needed your support, we need it now more than ever. Our entire community must remember to follow health and safety protocols in order to have a successful school year. It is a call to step up and do your part in keeping the people you care about safe.
As you go through this semester, always remember that your Student Association has your best interests at heart. And if you are ever at the Student Center, feel free to stop by!