TJC Student Senate earns regional awards, advances to state

The TJC Student Senate brought home Chapter and Student of the Year honors from the Texas Junior College Student Government Association Region 3 Conference, held recently at Paris Junior College.

Members of the TJC Student Senate competed against other schools in its region, including Navarro College and Trinity Valley Community College.
TJC sophomore elementary education major Hannah Lair was named Student of the Year. A native of Carlinville, Illinois, Lair serves as Student Senate executive secretary and co-chair of the health and safety committee. She also serves as secretary at the state level for Texas Junior College Student Government Association. 
In addition to her Student Senate duties, Lair is in the TJC Presidential Honors Program and holds a 4.0 grade-point average. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Apache Chiefs, the team of student leaders who assist with new student orientation.
Lair and the TJC chapter will now advance to the state level in April, when they will compete against all of the community colleges in Texas.
This is the second year in a row that TJC has won Student of the Year, as former Student Senate President Patrick Smallwood earned the title in 2018.
“Under the leadership or Lauren Tyler, director of Student Life and Student Senate advisor, our Student Senate continues to be recognized as one of the strongest student legislative organizations, regionally and at the state level,” said Dr. Juan E. Mejia, TJC president for branch locations and district provost.
“I have the privilege of meeting with them periodically, and they have the best interest of our student body and our institution at heart.”

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