New student prez wants to invigorate college life

The incoming Red Deer College Students’ Association president wants to energize student life on campus.

The incoming Red Deer College Students’ Association president wants to energize student life on campus.

Eric Peppinck, a second-year bachelor of arts student, won the association’s annual spring election.

“One of the things I want to do is increase the student life,” said Peppinck, who was the vice-president of college affairs on the previous executive.

“Recently we moved about 700 students downtown (to the Donald School of Business). Since then, you can see the difference on campus.”

Peppinck, 21, said he wants to find a way to encourage those students to participate in college events and clubs.

“Students like to have fun at college too and it’s one of the things we want to bring back,” he said.

Peppinck said the new executive will await the results of the election to determine how they will deal with the issues in the 2012-2013 school year. This may include whether the college receives funding for new facilities.

Peppinck will take over the reins from outgoing president Derrick Callan on April 28.

About 373 students or eight per cent of the student body cast a ballot in the March 14 election. The new executive team also includes Brandy Newman, vice-president, operations; and Sarah Griffith, vice-president student life. The position of vice-president college affairs will be filled through a byelection in the fall. Nominations will open at the Students’ Association fall general meeting.

The student president acts as the CEO of the association and a liaison with the college faculty, administration and external organizations.

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