Staff Writer, Lake Worth Campus
Keneisha Dale is the Student Trustee at Palm Beach State College for the 2013-2014 academic year. She is from Jamaica, and graduated in 2012 with her Associates in Arts degree. Dale is currently seeking her Bachelors in Applied Science in Health management at Palm Beach State. She plans to transfer to Florida Gulf Coast University and continue her graduate studies in Educational Leadership after finishing her undergraduate degree. The following is a typical day in the life of Keneisha Dale.
6:30am: I wake up every morning at this time. After finally rolling out of bed at 7:30am, I get ready for work.
9:00am: I arrive and start working in student activities. My day at work includes many meetings for both student trustee and for my position in student life. I also attend different club meetings on campus. My activities at work include planning and organizing district activities such as Panther Cup and our Panther Pack Tailgating Parties for our athletic teams.
6:30pm – 9:15pm: I have 30 minutes before my classes start. After my classes end, I go home and work on homework for my online classes.
1:00am: I finish around this time and then off to bed. Then I get up the next day and do it all again.
1. How did you feel when you were nominated as Student Trustee?
After I found out that I was the 2013-2014 Student Trustee, I was overwhelmed with joy and excitement. I was honored to be the student representative of the college and all I could think about was, wow look how far I have come.
2. What have you learned so far being in such a position?
Many things I have learned are from being an active member here on campus especially from being involved in the Student Government Association on the Lake Work campus and serving as their 2011-2012 secretary. As a student trustee I have just enhanced my speaking skills and my business professional skills, as I am always in meetings and have to do report.
3. What are your plans for improving the school and representing the students?
I have really tried on many occasions to unite the school as a whole instead of being separated by the different campuses. That is my main goal and mission and I will make sure I see it through. I am also working on the issues and concerns on all four campuses. While I would love to conquer the world and make our school perfect it is just impossible because as soon as you get something going you realize that your term is over and it may be picked up by the trustee following, but there is no guarantee.