Student Activities Board// Brendan Daly

Student Activities Board// Brendan Daly

By Noemie Broussoux-Coutard, Staff Writer

When it comes to student involvement, Bergen Community College exemplifies one of the most active student bodies in the nation. With a plethora of clubs, organizations, and honor societies, it thrives on the existence of dynamic students motivated to make the school a more welcoming place. During this spring semester, many new clubs have surfaced thanks to enthusiastic members of the student body, but one stands out over the rest. It is the Student Activities Board (SAB), an archived club with a glorious past, that makes its comeback in the midst of the club beehive.

Before Fall of 2014, SAB was known for being a part of the “big boys” on campus, delivering activities all students could enjoy with no need to commit fully to the club. Dedicated solely to on-campus events, SAB rose to fame for organizing fun, educative and memorable activities. This spring, a group of motivated, involved students took on the task of resuscitating the board, with enormous plans in mind. “I honestly cannot wait for the club to be fully established, as we have a multitude of incredibly exciting events coming up,” recounts the SAB President Shamar Gill, also the Director of Service for Phi Theta Kappa and a part-time Student Aid at the Office of Student Life on campus.

Indeed, Gill was not lying in this last statement. After only a month of revival, on February 8, the club has already organized an abundantly successful event held in the student center, a Valentine’s Day Candy Gram. This activity consisted of selling candy to the student body for their sweetie, using the profit as a fundraiser for SAB. Moreover, the club plans to organize BCC’s very first Spring Fling at the end of this semester, celebrating the warm weather with a student-led concert, a carnival, and an entire day filled with joyful student collaboration. “We’re just so excited that students are getting involved and that they are creating a more valuable campus life experience and more activities for their peers,” states Rachel Lerner Colucci, Dean of Student Life.