ASB leaders-elect prepare for next year
May 6, 2009
The votes have been counted, and the 2009-10 elected ASB leaders areassuming the mantle of serving Corban’s student body.In April they shadowed current Executive Board members, and they are forming a well-trained, cohesive team.
Though the ASB leaders-elect decided to candidate for a variety of reasons, a common theme is evident: They have a heart of service for God and the students of Corban.
So, who are the team members of the next ASB Executive Board?
President: Joshua Paul Warner
Serving as ASB Vice President this past year, junior (soon-to-be senior) Josh Warner has a strong work ethic and loves the students of Corban. He follows President David Collett, who was on ASB for the maximum three-year tenure. Warner says, “David was a good president to learn from. I was able to learn everything from the administrative side of things to the financial side.”
The president-elect from Independence, Ore., hits well at the Warrior baseball plate. He is also academically accomplished: a business administration major on the Dean’s List. Elected on a ticket shared with Vice President-elect Jordan Lindsey, Warner says they compliment each other’s abilities and have already established a sense of teamwork.
Warner, who is fifth born among his siblings, asserts, “People always thought it was hard to grow up in a household with a total of eight kids. I didn’t think so, and now I am leading a team of eight.”
Vice President: Jordan Lindsey
The junior health science major from Canby, Ore., is ready to listen to Corban students’ suggestions and think about feasible ways to implement them. Jordan Lindsey expresses, “We want everyone to feel comfortable to talk to any one of us about anything — whether it be a question, concern, encouragement, or maybe you just want to say ‘Hi.’ Whatever it is, we want to get to know you!”
As recent ASB Communications Coordinator, Lindsey is comfortable making speeches, leading meetings, communicating with administrators, and talking with students, whether they’re excited or disgruntled. He is grateful to be a voice for the students.
The presidential team is “making a concerted effort to put on events and activities that the students find fun, exciting, and worth their time. We look forward to starting another great year at Corban.”
Treasurer: Katie Hunsucker
Growing up on a ranch in Polson, Mont., junior Katie Hunsucker knows the value of hard work. During the campaign, she donned bib overalls to illustrate she wants to be a humble servant. The campaign itself was difficult, close enough to call for a run-off election so that the ASB Constitution (requiring a 10 percent margin of victory) was honored. Hunsucker says, “I applied [to ASB] trusting God that He would open and close doors.”
As a health science major with a business management minor, Hunsucker has practical experience with budgets from summer work and being a resident assistant. Through ASB, she wants to help students to grow closer to God while working hard as students and having fun.
Communications Coordinator: Cara O’Halloran
The four-foot-ten communicator, Cara O’Halloran says, “I may be short, but I’m not short on ideas!” Understanding that people respond to different styles of communication will help her cater to the various needs of the student body.
O’Halloran is a junior from Tigard, Ore., and a communications major at Corban. She says, “A creative outlet has always been a necessity in my life and it has manifested itself through various art forms such as acting, drawing, writing, and crafts.”
Art and creativity will be avenues for ASB news, as O’Halloran embraces this position of “writing and speaking and the reaching of many.”
Activities Coordinator: Alyssa Teterud
Sophomore Alyssa Teterud from Medford, Ore., is hard-working, self-motivated, and passionate about serving Corban students. As a resident assistant, she has gained valuable leadership training. “I am so appreciative of the influence the school has had on me. I desire to give back in any way I can, and ASB is a perfect opportunity to do so.”
Teterud hopes to build on the foundation of Corban’s traditions to create some great college memories in 2009-10. She is a psychology major.
Student Ministries Coordinator: Tiffany Goodall
Tiffany Goodall has a heart for missions, not just worldwide, but locally. “We are all missionaries, but God doesn't want all of us to go overseas. We also have lost people down the street from school, and I would really like to see more community involvement — not necessarily in ‘Christian’ environments, but where the hands and feet of Christ can be shown.”
This junior intercultural studies major wants to involve more students in mission opportunities and add awareness to world mission opportunities. From hometown Bakersfield, Calif., Goodall will lead a student mission trip to Uganda starting next week. This short-term mission in Kampala, the capital, and also Gulu, in northern Uganda, will bring the message of the Gospel through sports outreach.
Intramurals Coordinator: Jennifer Hansen
A human performance major and a major fan of sports, Jennifer Hansen is well-prepared to lead next year’s intramural sports program. Having vast sports and leadership experiences, Hansen thinks the position is a great fit for her.
This junior varsity basketball player aims to add enough variety into the intramural schedule to give every student the opportunity to enjoy playing. She also says, “I hope to create positive and fun environments at games and events so that everyone has an enjoyable time.”
Student Organizations Coordinator: Annie McKay
Annie McKay, a business administration major, is a natural-born leader — “and,” says the sophomore from Eugene, Ore., “I organize when I get stressed!”
Some recent restructuring to campus organizations has created an opportunity for every organization to select a focus area of group members’ interest: ministry, service, community, recreation, political, creative arts, or scholastic. McKay emphasizes she will partner with group leaders and support each group in accomplishing its goals. “I hope to lay a solid foundation of understanding of the organizations on campus, creating a platform for them on which to succeed.”
ASB Adviser: Lori Schilling
Kent Kersey, Campus Pastor and Associate Professor of Ministries, passes the baton of ASB advising to Lori Schilling, Church and Community Service Director. As the new adviser, Schilling says her role is to ask good questions, help leaders evaluate options well, and encourage the “art” of delegation. She says with excitement, “I’m looking forward to investing in this team and helping them develop their leadership potential.”