Senior Eric Jaukkuri - Co-Secretary of Programming stands with Director of Student Activities Grace Kelly and Marilyn Cormier, Director of Government and Community Relations in Contois Auditorium this afternoon just prior to a talk to the Student Association by Burlington's young and dynamic new Mayor Miro Weinberger. The second picture has the Mayor and Michael Fay, the College's Student Association President. The third picture is of all of the members of the E-Board and the Student Senate posing with the Mayor. And, YES, he does look like one of our students :)
The Mayor spoke of his own internship in Washington, D.C. in the office of Senator AND SMC alum, Patrick Leahy. He encouraged our students to get involved and to take advantage of the many opportunities in local government. He is a very impressive young, new politician and it was wonderful of him to share his Saturday afternoon speaking with our students and answering their questions. One of our students asked him about the plight of the homeless in this area and of the issues surrounding how our society AND our government can deal with the mental health issues of those who are less fortunate and who may find themselves homeless. It was a GREAT question and I was, as usual, very proud of our students for not only their questions, but for how well they responded to the Mayor - Well done Student Association.
take care, be well and PLEASE, PLEASE, keep all of the members of our military and all of our veterans in your thoughts and prayers.