Nita L. Schumacher of Clifton Springs, a 2021 Midlakes graduate, is the new student representative on the Finger Lakes Community College Board of Trustees.
Schumacher, an environmental science major, will serve a one-year term through June 2023. She succeeded Sophia Parshall, who is currently the president of the Student Corporation.
“I decided to run for student trustee because I believe I could represent the voice of the students accurately, considering I interact with a wide range of students daily through clubs, sports, classes, and recreation,” she said, adding that she is a member of the logging sports team and an officer of the Conservation Club.
After graduation in spring 2023, Schumacher plans to transfer to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to major in wildlife science.
“I chose environmental science because it offered flexibility,” she said of her FLCC degree. “This major is considered a transfer degree as it requires you to take many core classes you would need once at a four-year,” she said. “I also noticed many jobs recognized an A.S in environmental science as an acceptable degree. I was not sure what type of career I wanted but I knew I wanted to transfer and change to a major specific to my career path. This major offered the flexibility and stability I desired.”
The FLCC student trustee is a full voting member of the 10-person board. The College has had a student representative on its Board of Trustees since fall 1975.