Thursday, October 17, 2013

Episode 04: Celia Laverty

Last semester, I noticed a new girl had started attending meetings of the Student Government Association at Concord. And, you know, it was a very basic "Hey, look, a pretty girl" type of thing. As the weeks progressed, Celia Laverty began taking a more active role in the SGA and I realized that she had interesting things to say. The main thing was that she was taking her role seriously. It really seems like only a handful of SGA members do that anymore, which is why they don't seem to get a lot done.

Celia Laverty was the Beckley Senator last semester. She was a student at the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center, which is the shared facility between Concord University, Bluefield State College, and Marshall University. Her role in the SGA was to help foster a more positive relationship between the Athens and Beckley campuses.

We had a nice conversation about the Beckley campus. We talked about what she did as Beckley Senator last semester and we segued that into what she's doing in the SGA now. You should check it out. You won't be disappointed.

I read The Concordian today. I'll leave it at that. One thing that would be really cool for them to do, if anybody from the staff is reading/listening, is to do a story about this. It's just something fun for people to learn about.

Like we mention a few times in the interview, if you'd like any more information about the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center, find Celia on Facebook or check out an SGA meeting, Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the State Room at Concord.

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