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Student Life and Activities

Creating Community & Connection Through Involvement!

CCC&TI believes that student participation in extracurricular activities contributes to the total development of the individual. Student Life includes clubs, student organizations, Student Government Association, intramural sports, Athletics, festivals, speakers, and events to engage the student body in the campus community and the community at large. Involvement in Student Life activities help students gain skills like reasoning, self-awareness and development, interpersonal interactions, group dynamics, civic responsibility, communication, strategic planning and personal behavior.

For information on the Hudson Campus you can contact Maggie Murray @ mmurray@cccti.edu or 828.726.2301.
For information on the Watauga Campus you can contact Diane Mazza @ dmazza@cccti.edu or 828.297.3811

Student Government Association (SGA)

What is SGA?

The Student Government Association (SGA) represents the curriculum student body of CCC&TI. The purpose of the SGA is to serve as a united voice of the students, provide medium for leadership development, promote self-government within the student body in order to support students’ rights, responsibilities and code of conduct and lead the student body in extra-curricular and student-life activities. SGA takes responsibility in promoting various activities and opportunities for out of class learning, social contacts, entertainment, and self-governance. General Assembly meetings are held to provide an opportunity for the student body to interact with the SGA and learn about upcoming events on campus.

Officers are elected in the spring of each year to serve the student body the following year. SGA Senators are elected in the fall and spring semesters. The elected officers strive to promote the general welfare of the students in a democratic fashion.

Meet Your 2023-2024 SGA Officers

Caldwell Campus

President Katelynn Hollar

Katelynn Hollar is from the George Hildebrand community in Burke County. She came to CCC&TI for its variety of program offerings and is currently enrolled in the Biopharmaceutical Program. After completing her degree, she plans to seek employment in the region’s growing Biopharmaceutical field. Katelynn says she decided to get involved with CCC&TI’s Student Government Association because she wants to help her fellow students have a fun and memorable experience while also challenging herself. “I want to have as many students involved [in campus activities as possible] and [for them] to have the full fun experience of being in college,” she said. “I also want to step out of my comfort zone and really challenge myself.” Katelynn is also currently a work study student for the Biopharmaceutical program and in her spare time enjoys taking care of her pets which include 3 dogs and a pot-bellied pig. Katelynn says she’s looking forward to serving her fellow students as part of SGA. “I enjoy helping people whenever I can. I also try to make [everything] fun and to always looks on the bright side of things.”

Katelynn Hollar
Evan Johnson

Vice President Evan Johnson

Evan Johnson is a Wilkesboro native and decided to attend CCC&TI for several reasons including both the smaller class sizes and the college’s athletic offerings. “I chose [CCC&TI] so I could attend] a smaller college where I can have relationships with my professors and [also] have the opportunity to play baseball,” he said. Evan is currently completing prerequisites for the Associate Degree – Nursing program as well as completing courses for an Associate in Arts Degree. After earning his degrees, he hopes to pursue a career in the medical field as a registered nurse. Evan says that he wanted to get involved with SGA so that he can encourage other students to volunteer and work together to make a positive impact on the community. “As fellow students at CCC&TI, we need to show our community the pride and respect we have for one another,” he said while also sending an encouraging message out for his fellow students: “Don’t just be ordinary, let’s be extraordinary!” Evan is also involved with the JUCO 4 Jesus Club and serves as the group’s Treasurer and is a member of the top-ranking Cobra Men’s Baseball Team. In his spare time, Evan, who also holds a Certified Nursing Assistant license, enjoys being outdoors, participating in a variety of sports and pulling for the Boston Red Soxs baseball team and the Las Vegas Raiders football team.

Secretary Jupiter Slade

Lenoir native and Hibriten High School graduate Jupiter Slade is serving as the Student Government Association Secretary. Jupiter says they decided to enroll at CCC&TI because it was close to home. Jupiter also said it was beneficial to continue building on the foundation started in high school, where they took several college courses through the Career and College Promise Program. Jupiter is currently working toward an Associate in Fine Arts-Music degree and plans to transfer to a music conservatory to further their music skills and training. Jupiter hopes to perform professionally one day in musical theater and eventually become a music educator. Jupiter decided to get involved with SGA to promote student life, serve fellow students and the campus, and ultimately “tackle social bridges to create [more] diversity on campus.” While in office, Jupiter hopes to have a positive impact on the campus environment so that it is engaging and inclusive for all types of students. “I strive to inspire uniqueness and create a better sense of belonging for everyone. This is our school, and we all belong here!” Jupiter also hopes that promoting SGA events and campus involvement will help provide a voice for fellow students. In addition to involvement with SGA, Jupiter is also a member of the CCC&TI Choir and made sure to give it a plug while sharing their information. “We would love to have you sing with us,” they said. “If you enjoy singing or need a credit, contact your advisor!” As a self-taught pianist, composer and songwriter, Jupiter says their first love is music. Jupiter also enjoys cooking and trying new dishes, spending time with “friends and cats,” and binge-watching favorite shows.

Jupiter Slade
Isaiah Kirby

Senator Isaiah Kirby

Isaiah Kirby is a native of Hudson and says that he decided to start his education journey at CCC&TI so that he could pursue a lifelong dream of playing collegiate baseball. The outfielder/pitcher is entering his third year as a student at CCC&TI and has already earned enough credits for an Associate in Arts degree and hopes to transfer to a four year university where he can continue both his education and his collegiate baseball career. Isaiah says that he decided to get involved with SGA because he loves to have fun and wants to make the CCC&TI experience more enjoyable for his fellow students. Through his service to SGA, he hopes to have a positive impact on those around him through conversation, activities, and events. “I love to help make places fun and enjoyable for everyone involved,” he said. “SGA allow me to do that.” In addition to being a Cobra Baseball Player and Student Government representative, Isaiah is also involved in the JUCO for Jesus Club.

The Student Government Association (SGA) Constitution is available in a PDF format for your review.

Voter Registration: https://www.voterparticipation.org

Discounts Available to CCC&TI Students

10% off at local Restaurants:

  • Bojangles – Hudson, NC
  • Burger King – Hudson, NC
  • Chick-Fil-A – Lenoir, NC
  • Local Bean Coffee Shop – Hudson, NC
  • PDQ – Hickory, NC
  • Roma’s Pizza – Hudson, NC
  • Wendy’s – Hudson, NC

Show your CCC&TI ID at these shops or attractions for a student discount:

  • ALDO – Charlotte, NC
  • Banana Republic – Tanger Outlets, Blowing Rock, NC
  • Bass Factory Outlet – Tanger Outlets, Blowing Rock, NC
  • Be Natural Market – Boone, NC
  • Beech Mountain Resort – Beech Mountain, NC
  • Earth Fare – Boone, NC
  • Horn in the West Outdoor Drama – Boone, NC
  • J.Crew Factory – Tanger Outlets, Blowing Rock, NC
  • Jockey Outlet – Tanger Outlets, Blowing Rock, NC
  • Michaels – Watauga Village Shopping Center, Boone, NC
  • Mystery Hill – Blowing Rock, NC
  • Sugar Mountain Resort – Sugar Mountain, NC
  • sweetFrog – Watauga Village Shopping Center, Boone, NC
  • Taste Grill – Boone, NC
  • The Gamefather – Boone Mall, Boone, NC

Other Discounts

  • Amazon Prime – Amazon Prime-Student
  • iTunes UNiDAYS – https://www.myunidays.com/US/en-US -(Online discounts for Students)
  • Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center: ($20 for inside City limit Residents/ $40 for outside City limits Residents for a Month)
  • McDonald’s – (Download the mobile McDonald’s app and get 20% off app orders only!)
  • Microsoft Office with Student Email

Contacts

Photo of Margaret Sime Murray
Maggie Murray
Associate Athletic Director
Director
Student Life and Engagement
Student Services
Office: Caldwell–E–121 Work Phone: 828.726.2301
Photo of Diane Elizabeth Mazza
Diane Elizabeth Mazza
Coordinator – SGA
Academic Specialist
TRIO/SSS
TRIO
Office: Watauga–W460–126 Work Phone: 828.297.3811, x5279