Carl Archut Jr., chair of the Student Senate’s Student Welfare Committee, was a driving force behind the Student Senate’s biggest event yet, “Let’s Talk About…Stockton!”
Approximately 200 students attended the Oct. 17 event, along with faculty, staff and administration for every school and department. Archut said the round-table “mixer” was conceived as “a less intimidating environment, so that students could freely voice their questions, comments and concerns to the faculty, staff and administration.” He said the Student Welfare Committee would like to have this event occur every semester, “so that we can continue to be proactive and bring positive change on campus.”
Archut is a sophomore majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration in Public Relations.
“As the first in my family to attend college, I believe that regardless of any obstacles life may bring, anyone can achieve anything with passion and determination,” he said. “Through my involvement in student organizations on campus, I strive to provide an example to people of all backgrounds that they can be the change they wish to see in the world.”
The Paulsboro, NJ native said after he finishes his bachelor’s degree, he wants to get a master’s in Higher Education concentrating in Student Affairs and Administration.
Archut is also a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, a resident assistant in the college’s housing program, a student worker in the Dean of Students Office, a member of the Stockton Entertainment Team and a participant in the Alternative Spring Break program. This March, he will join a group of Stockton students going to Rocky Mount, NC to build a house for Habitat for Humanity.