Each year, a student election is held at Spoon River College to elect a Student Trustee (term is served April – April of each calendar year). Petitions may be picked up each year beginning February, and voting takes place online in early March.

Requirements

  • Attend Board of Trustees Meetings on a monthly basis and as needed at other times
  • Update the Board of Trustees on college events and student life activities
  • Represent the student body on the Student Government Association in either Canton or Macomb

Benefits

  • Gain leadership skills
  • Further the interests and promote the welfare of SRC students
  • Opportunities to attend state student trustee meetings and conferences
  • Receive a one-year stipend toward your tuition and fees for up to 30 credit hours (not to exceed a pre-determined amount for each semester).

2023-2024 Spoon River College Student Trustee

Savannah Smith Coulter

Savannah Smith-Coulter

Educational Background and Future Plans:

Savannah Smith-Coulter is a graduate of Brimfield High School and currently resides in Canton. Savannah is a freshman at Spoon River College majoring in biological sciences with plans to transfer and pursue her dreams of becoming a veterinarian. After completing the necessary studies, Savannah would love to return to the Canton area to practice veterinary medicine.

Reason for running for Student Trustee:

Savannah stated she is running for SRC student trustee because, “I love our school and look forward to the opportunity to be a positive influence and to get active in SRC campus life!” Savannah wants to work to improve resources for all students.

Qualifications:  

  • Current member of TRIO Student Support Services
  • Member of the newly formed Gay Straight Alliance Club
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to manage tasks and people
  • Experience in club government
  • Voted Peoria Woman’s Rugby Social Chair
  • Confident in ability to do a great job and improve morale

2024-2025 Student Trustee Candidates

Margaret Toothaker

Margaret Toothaker

Educational Background and Future Plans:

Margaret is majoring in General Science at Spoon River College. After SRC, Margaret plans to transfer and major in photography.

Reason for running for Student Trustee:

Margaret wants to make improvements around campus and increase student involvement. Margaret also wants to improve her resume and thinks the student trustee position would be good for that.

Qualifications:

Margaret states she has good grades, is organized, and has good time management. Margaret has no issue with speaking in front of people. Currently at SRC, Margaret is the President of Phi Theta Kappa, President of the Canton Student Government Association, and President of Students for Environmental Action (SEA).

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Sonya Hamilton

Educational Background and Future Plans:

Sonja is majoring in nursing at Spoon River College. After obtaining her RN, Sonya plans to work fulltime at her current employer, Memorial Hospital in Carthage.

Reason for running for Student Trustee:

Sonja states that she wants to be the voice for students of SRC. Sonja feels it is important to participate in all aspects of student life as a college student when it comes to academics and the rights and obligations of students.

Qualifications:

Sonya has been on a township board with 16 years of experience. Sonya is currently an EMT and has participated in various activities regarding the fire departments. She is currently the secretary of the LaMoine Trails Saddle Club of Macomb.

Esmeralda Uribe

Esmeralda Uribe

Educational Background and Future Plans:

Esmeralda plans to complete the nursing program at Spoon River College.

Reason for running for Student Trustee:

Esmeralda stated that running for student trustee at SRC would be a great opportunity by getting closer to the student body and community. Esmeralda also states that the student trustee position would be a great learning opportunity for leadership skills.

Qualifications:

According to Esmeralda, her peers would describe her as a very kind and easy person to talk to. They would also say that she is a hardworking individual who is dedicated to the things she is passionate about. Esmeralda also stated that she has worked with TRiO as a peer tutor for almost a year. During her time as a peer tutor, she has learned how to relate and communicate with her fellow peers.