County College of Morris (CCM) student leaders gained some special recognition this year at the Seventh Annual Campus Progress National Conference, featuring guest speaker President Bill Clinton and more than 1,000 attendees.
Natalie Lattimore of Morris Township, CCM’s 2010-2011 Student Government Association (SGA) president, was presented with a Campus Progress Activist of the Year Award at the national conference held in Washington D.C. on July 6. Lattimore received the award in recognition of her work to increase access to a quality education for all individuals and to encourage students to complete their associate’s degree. In presenting the award, Angela Peoples, Campus Progress Policy and Advocacy manager, pointed to Lattimore “as a prime example of Campus Progress’ mission to empower young people to make progressive change on their campus and in their community.”
John Sami of Boonton, who served as co-chair of the SGA’s Inter Club Council during the Spring 2011 semester, also was interviewed for a video on student activism shown at the national conference.
Campus Progress is a national organization that works with young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges. Along with President Clinton, speakers at the conference included Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, White House National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairman.