SGA President Building Impressive Resume
By Rob Goldberg Jr.
PCC Media Relations Director
WINTERVILLE—The list of accomplishments for Pitt Community College Student Government Association President La’Quon Rogers is growing by leaps and bounds.
Last month, Rogers was elected president of the N.C. Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association (N4CSGA) during its annual conference in Durham. As such, he will also serve as an ex-officio member of the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges for the next year.
“One of my favorite quotes comes from Dr. Martin Luther King, who said everybody can be great because anyone can serve,” Rogers said. “I felt called to serve N4CSGA, and I am grateful to have been given this valuable opportunity to broaden my leadership skills.
“I am ready to humbly serve as president and feel confident that the N4CSGA executive board and I will work together to improve the educational experience of community college students across North Carolina.”
Rogers also took home a pair of N4CSGA’s top honors during the conference, claiming the Daryl Mitchell Outstanding Student Award for the Eastern Division and the Ray Jeffries Award for outstanding leadership and support of N4CSGA.
“I was honored to receive these awards and thankful that N4CSGA felt I was worthy to have been given what I consider a push forward rather than a pat on the back,” Rogers said. “To me, awards and accolades are encouragement to keep striving for excellence.”
Earlier this year, the 20-year-old Rogers was named PCC’s recipient of the N.C. Community College System’s “Great within the 58 Award.” The awards are presented annually to a top student at each of the state’s 58 community colleges in recognition of outstanding achievement in the classroom and volunteerism.
Rogers, a university transfer student from Ayden, has recorded a 3.51 grade point average at PCC while effectively managing his responsibilities as SGA president and at numerous college functions as a PCC Student Ambassador. He has been a Dean’s List student each semester he has been enrolled at Pitt and will serve as a marshal during next month’s graduation ceremony.
An active member and associate minister at Little Creek Free Will Baptist Church, Rogers is the son of Tremayne Rogers and Alisa Barrett and the grandson of Frankie and Julia Rogers. He is on track to graduate from Pitt in 2015 and plans to transfer to East Carolina University and ultimately pursue an MBA and law degree.
Started in 1969, N4CSGA’s purpose is to present the needs and concerns of North Carolina community college students to appropriate administrative and governing bodies. Rogers will take over as the organization’s president from Piedmont Community College’s Matthew Jones in June.