The online voice of cambridge campus students
 
by Kirsten Kennedy, Student Government President



In Africa there is a concept known as "ubuntu" which means the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that whatever we accomplish in this world will in equal measure be due to the work of others. I have spent time on numerous two-year campuses in the past couple of years and let me tell you a secret, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge Campus is a rare jewel. From Skip who maintains our campus to Jason’s crooked grin greeting you as you enter, the faculty and staff care about supporting each student to attain their dreams. Now I’m not professing perfection, just an undeniable feeling that I am being told the truth even when it may not be what I wanted to hear.



Right now on our campus the Art Committee chaired by Professor Marko Marion is working to create a permanent gallery in the computer lab hallway. Local and regional artists will show their artwork giving our campus and community an opportunity to enjoy the great talent that surrounds us.



I know many students are preparing research projects and presentations and would like to get that 90 percent score. Bonnie Boese the librarian is an expert in research and loves to help students find reputable resources for their work. Boese is also helping to get the new Literacy Club off the ground and bring reading to children in our communities that are without homes. I always remind my children, "If you can read you can do anything." Have you ever dreamed of writing for a newspaper? See Tesha Christensen, adviser of the Ink Spot or take her online journalism class.



Did you know that our college enjoys the healthiest fiscal numbers in the state? Vice President Michael Seymour spends countless hours and much face time working hard to make sure students, faculty and staff have the resources they need to be successful. From the business office to the college president there is an open door policy for all students. If you need help, ask. If you aren’t sure what classes you need to transfer or graduate, see a counselor. If you need extra help, take advantage of the excellent free tutors available on campus and online. If you have an issue with grades, talk with your professors; for the most part they are a friendly bunch.



With just six weeks left in the semester it would be easy to forget the people that contribute to the success and well-being of our educational pursuits. So here is a inked thank you to all that came before and all that will come after for making Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge, a magical place to grow extraordinary individuals.

 


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