Student Voice Representatives Chosen at Lake Area Technical College
For immediate release
October 11, 2022
WATERTOWN, SD – Thirty-one students were elected to Lake Area Technical College’s Student Voice organization in September. Student Voice meets monthly and provides LATC students a say in campus policy and decisions by establishing direct, open dialogue between students and Lake Area Tech administration. Representing all LATC students, membership consists of delegates elected by the students in each program.
In addition to the dialogue, the Student Voice Organization leads student “Give Back Projects” to positively contribute to the Watertown community. The success of Lake Area Tech is a result of the support students receive from the community. The Give Back Projects are one way to return the favor. Lake Area Tech students complete over 100,000 hours of community service and service learning projects annually. Lake Area Tech Vice President Diane Stiles commented, “Once again, the students are outstanding leaders and we look forward to an impactful year for the organization.”
Members of the 2022-23 Lake Area Tech Student Voice are: President: Nash Colberg, Business (White, SD); Vice President: KayCee Smith, Environmental Technology (Montevideo, MN); Secretary: Kayla Jacobsen, Agriculture (Brandon, SD); Campus Activities Board Representative: Elijah Fjerkenstad, Nursing (Boyd, MN); Morgan Moorse, Agriculture (Minneota, MN); Eric VanSambeek, Automotive Technology (Milbank, SD); Michelle Kangas, Professional Fixed-Wing Pilot (Bryant, SD); Paige Welling, Community Health Worker (Paynesville, MN); Heather Haukos, Computer Information Systems (Clinton, MN); Lily Cruz, Cosmetology (Estelline, SD); Jacob Berke, Custom Paint & Fabrication (Sioux Falls, SD); Mesa Mehlhaf, Dental Assisting (Menno, SD); Jaden Anderberg, Diesel Technology/1st Year (Miller, SD); Wyatt Winkler, Diesel Technology/2nd Year (Newell, SD); Kasi Olson, Robotics (Britton, SD); Mason Van Holland, Energy Operations/Technology (Brookings, SD); JoAnna Johnson, Financial Services (Clara City, MN); Cody Olson, Heavy Equipment Operator (Watauga,SD); Rachel Hoops, Human Services Technician (Aberdeen, SD); Riley Folkers, Law Enforcement (Yankton, SD); Jasmine Feild, Law Enforcement (Huron, SD); Brandon Anderson, Law Enforcement (Toronto, SD); Mikayla Bitz, Med/Fire Rescue (Aberdeen, SD); Cheyenne Carroll, Medical Assistant (Harrold, SD); Makayla Koepp, Human Services Technician (Appleton, MN); Anna Elsen, Medical Lab Technician (Hecla, SD); Sarah Deysach, Occupational Therapy Assistant/1st Year (Eagan, MN); Gracey Brenden, Occupational Therapy Assistant/2nd Year (Watertown, SD); Kaylin Warrey, Physical Therapist Assistant (Aberdeen, SD); Caleb Hulsebus, Precision Machining (White, SD); and Shabri Sylvester, Welding (Custer, SD).