At Grambling State University, students are required to do community service, since it is part of the criteria for graduation. Many students are not aware of groups or societies that they can join, which will enable them to get involved in community service. At GSU there are several groups which students can join which will enable them to meet new people, establish new friendships and simultaneously get involved in community service. One of these groups is Circle K International. Circle K International is a community service organization that works to foster growth and development through service and leadership.
Two students from GSU were among the 22 students who were present at the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District conference which was held Friday to Sunday, in Jackson, Miss. The conference was held to elect members for the Circle K International board, for 2011-2012.
The district is separated into divisions: the Piney Hill Division, which includes the Louisiana Tech, GSU, Alexandria, Monroe and Shreveport Chapters, and the Delta Central and Gulf Coast Division.
Both of the students who represented the Circle K international Chapter at Grambling were elected.
Joseph Joseph, a sophomore from St. Lucia who is majoring in CIS and accounting, was elected the lieutenant governor of the Piney Hills District.
As lieutenant governor, Joseph operates under the direction and leadership of district administrator, he has to submit monthly reports, attend the meetings of the different Chapters in his division and perform other duties which are delegated to him by the Governor. The other student was elected Bulletin Editor.
The other elected members were Ashton Horne, a student from the University of Southern Mississippi, who was elected as Governor; Ianisha Chairs, a student from the University of New Orleans, and Ryan Rulhr, a student from Millsaps College were both elected as Lieutenant Governor for their delegated divisions. Chairs is responsible for the Gulf Coast division and Rulhr is responsible for the Delta Central division.
Joseph stated that he enjoyed the experience and that he got the opportunity to meet new people.
He also stated that the possibility exists to develop close friendship bonds between those he met, since they have exchanged numbers and have added each other Facebook.
Joseph said students should join the Circle K International Chapter at GSU, which holds meetings at noon on Tuesdays.