Name: Cody Cochran
Position: Freshman Rep
My name is Cody Cochran and I was born and raised just outside of Jackson Michigan. I graduated as the valedictorian of my class and have always loved being involved with my school. I was the treasurer of the student council for four years, I spent two years in the community service club, and I spent my last two years of high school as a member of the National Honor Society. I am no stranger to leadership positions or and believe that I can represent the freshman class well. I believe we should have a freshman representative that can represent everybody’s views , and that’s exactly what I can do.
- What activities are/were you involved in at Kettering and in high school? (List academic year, as well as any positions you may have held in any organization)
Through high school I was highly involved with the student council and was actually my class’s treasurer all four years. I also spent two years with the community service club, two years with the National Honor Society, and four years as a varsity golfer, the last of which I was our captain.
2. What is the one trait you want people to know you for?
The trait that I want people to know me for is being true to my word. I am the type of person that will follow through with all of my commitments and will not compromise what I stand for.
3. What is your favorite quote/saying?
My favorite quote is:
“If what you did yesterday still seems big, you haven’t done anything today.”
4. What do you think can be improved at Kettering and what steps will you take to accomplish this improvement?
The main problem that I have heard Kettering students talk about is how you have to terminate things with your current employer before you can really look for a new job. This makes improving your work terms very hard if you like your current employer, but want to look for something a little better suited for yourself. The first step I would take to improve this would be to talk to the Co-op Managers about this to see why the rule is in place. Then, if it’s something that can be changed, I would suggest what the student body feels suits us better.
5. What has been your biggest success and failure? What have you learned from them?
My biggest success so far in life is graduating valedictorian of my class. This taught me the value of hard work and taught me the importance of pursuing my goals with everything that I have. My biggest failure in life has come from not enjoying all the small things along the way. I have always been so focused on what’s next, that I forget to enjoy the present. This has taught me to slow down, realize where I’m at, and truly enjoy everything while it lasts.
6. What is your motivation for wanting to represent the student body via Student Senate?
My motivation to represent the student class body comes from me wanting a person to represent the freshman class that can truly represent everybody’s ideas, anybodies opinion, and who can stand for what our entire class wants as a whole. I believe that I can personally fulfill these responsibilities and that is exactly why I am motivated to take this position.