Student Government Dynamic Duo

    Fahad Ashraf (student government president) and Jeffrey Colucci (student government vice president)
    May 29, 2019

    This article originally appeared in The Aquinas, the student-run magazine. Read the spring 2019 issue here.

    The Aquinas staff sat down with student government future president Fahad Ashraf to discuss plans for 2019-20 with vice president Colucci in the latest issue.

    Q: When did you first get involved in Student Government, and what motivated you to do so?

    A: I’ve been a part of Student Government ever since my first semester on campus. As a first-year student, the election process begins in the first or second week we’re on campus, which is definitely daunting but also challenging in a lot of great ways.

    You’re just as nervous as everyone else starting college but you need to break out of your comfort zone and try to connect with as many people as you can right away. As a first year, I really wanted to get involved and make the most of my college experience not just in the classroom, but also in other ways. I wanted to serve the community, make connections, meet more people, and really understand all the great resources we have on campus; Student Government was definitely a great way to do so.

    Q: What areas around campus besides Student Government are you involved in?

    A: Along with serving on Student Government, I’ve also been involved with a few other areas on campus. I was an Orientation Assistant for two years, which was another great way to meet new people, directly impact others’ Scranton experiences, and strengthen the love I have for this community. I went on an ISP trip to Belize and a Medical Mission trip to Haiti, which inspired me endlessly and taught me so much about the world and myself. I am also in the SJLA and Honors Programs, a member of a few honor societies on campus, and a participant in the Faculty Student Research Program. I also participate in the Health Professions Organization and Biology Club, and I will be doing research on campus this summer through a fellowship.

    Read on in the latest issue of The Aquinas, here.

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