Name: Mark Snyder
Position: Sophomore Class Representative
- 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)
In high-school I was in the National Honor Society and Student Government for a combined total of 6 years, where I was points secretary and treasurer respect. I am a member of Delta Tau Delta and am the Chairman of the Brotherhood Committee as well as a member of Honor Board. I also currently serve as the Freshmen Representative on Kettering Student Government.
- What is the one trait you want people to know you for?
I want people to know that I am a very responsible person with many leadership traits. If something isn’t getting done, I take charge and do it myself rather than sit back and wait for someone else to do it. This also means that if something is happening that I don’t agree with I speak up and give my input on it, trying my best to make things right.
- What is your favorite quote/saying(s)?
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
- What do you think can be improved at Kettering and what steps will you take to accomplish this improvement?
I think the major thing that can be improved here at Kettering is the feeling of not being safe. The safety of the students should always be the number one priority and the university is already making strides to improve it. I feel that in order to continue this improvement there should be something along the lines of an email suggestion box. Most people have suggestions but are unwilling to take too much time out their day to give them.
- What has been your biggest success and failure? What have you learned from them?
My biggest success was graduating second in my class from high school. I put a lot of time and effort into school and balancing it with sports and other activities and through this I learned time management as well as hard work will pay off in the end. A semi recent failure of mine was losing in the regional playoffs my senior year of football, which showed me that no matter how well prepared you think you are there is always room for improvement.
- What is your motivation for wanting to represent the student body via Student Senate?
I want to join KSG because I am already a current member and know the way it operates; I want to use this knowledge to continue to give input on subjects and help to set up future events. I enjoy being involved on campus and hope that by continuing to serve on KSG I can contribute to fair and just decisions as well as ensure all events are successful.