Campus Life Representative, Matt Lamb ’12

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What’s up guys?

I’m Matt Lamb, and I want to be your Campus Life Representative. But first of all, let’s establish what a Campus Life Representative really does. Basically, I would serve as your personal liaison between the study body and the student council. I would attend student council meetings as well as the Dean’s Advisory Council meetings. Furthermore, I would plan and organize student council events. I would hold meetings in which I could get a clear idea of how the student council is meeting the needs of the student body and what the student council needs to do for the student body. I promise to be easily accessible and able to talk to in order to make sure your experience at Swarthmore College is as great as mine has been.

At this point most of you reading this platform are probably asking, “How is this kid in any way, shape or form qualified for this position?” Well, for starters, I believe I represent many different aspects of Swarthmore College life. I am not solely a baseball player or a political science and economics major. I am a combination of many things that make me a champion of life. I have helped organize numerous campus events. I’ve run and coordinated many parties and thrown many bangers. I have helped organize the past two blood drives. I have been a part of numerous community service projects throughout Chester including Chester Bike Works and Chester Co-op. I even helped Barack Obama win the 2008 presidential election by canvassing for him.

This summer I first realized the tools Swarthmore College gives you to help people. I received an internship in rural South Africa where I lived, worked and learned in a small village for two months. I personally organized a Soccer Tournament and Health Awareness Event as well as a rainwater catching project. I received sponsorship money from numerous NGOs and corporate sponsors such as Coca-Cola. I loved organizing these events and hope to continue mobilizing students.

Swarthmore College students are extremely well rounded and versatile. I believe our student body needs someone who is well rounded and belongs to many facets of the Swarthmore College community. I think I’m your guy. Thanks for listening to my rant, and I hope you vote for me.

Yours truly,
Matthew Lamb ‘12

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