Greetings Fellow Bobcats!
My name is Gwynn Simeniuk, and I am honored to be serving as your Student Body President for 2015-2016. I am currently a senior from Opheim, Montana, but spent my childhood raising Black Angus cattle on my family’s ranch outside Killdeer, Saskatchewan. I am pursuing degrees in Agricultural Education and Animal Science and ultimately aspire to become a high school Agricultural Education Teacher while also remaining involved in livestock production. With Montana State University being the land-grant institution in the Big Sky state, becoming a Bobcat was a natural decision for me.
Beyond the premier academic opportunities offered at Montana State, there are a number of ways in which students can become engaged on campus and be influential in contributing to our Bobcat culture. I have been fortunate to be a part of student organizations including Relay for Life, Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers, Range Management Club, Agricultural Education Club, and other organizations on our campus that have allowed me to develop my professional skills as well as apply the knowledge I have learned in the classroom to a non-academic environment. Student organizations are only one of many ways to get involved during your time at MSU. There are also countless opportunities to volunteer within the community with organizations like Eagle Mount, students can develop their leadership skills by joining Fraternities and Sororities, and there is no shortage of activities in Bozeman to give yourself a study break from skiing to intramural sports to cheering on our Bobcats at football games!
Last year, I served in ASMSU as Honors College Representative, and in this position I was able to see how much ASMSU truly impacts the day-to-day lives of students. In my new capacity as president, I hope to grow our organization to be of further benefit to our students through a focus on stewardship of ASMSU, student engagement, and campus spirit. Emphasizing these aspects of student life will allow MSU students to not only connect with faculty, staff, and the greater Bozeman community, but they will have opportunities for experiential learning that will make their time here as a Bobcat greatly meaningful. This idea of experiential learning directly supports our goal of preparing our students for career success after their collegiate studies. MSU can truly become your new home, and I highly encourage every Bobcat to take advantage of the endless opportunities that are offered at this dear Montana State.
I am very honored to represent the student body and voice its needs. These students are paying for many services provided by ASMSU, and my belief is that they should Expect More from their student body government. I will work to earn the respect and trust of those whom I represent through remaining committed to the students of Montana State every day. I am greatly looking forward to this year of service.
If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas as to how myself or ASMSU can better represent your needs, please to not hesitate to stop by my office in Strand Union Building (SUB) 221E next to the AskUs Desk. You can also send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The President and the Vice President are also both recognized members of the Montana Associated Students (MAS) which acts as an advisor to the Montana University System (MUS) Board of Regents in matters directly and indirectly affecting the students of the MUS, and contains representation from each campus in the MUS. For more information, please visit the MAS web site at www.montanaassociatedstudents.org