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Happy Fall, Y'all

Welcome Back Letter From Your Student President 

"Hello Fellow Students,

My name is Tessa Thurin and I am the Student Body President for the 2023-2024 school year. I am studying Business Management and will graduate in the 2024 spring term. In addition to being a full-time student, I am employed full time as an Administrator for the Coulee Region RSVP, a volunteering nonprofit organization for individuals 55 and better. I became involved with Student Government at Western in January of 2023 when I saw an opening for Secretary. I enjoyed my time on the team so much that I decided to run for Student Body President. I was graciously offered the position, and I was thrilled to accept.

The Student Government Team and I have been working diligently over the summer to prepare for an amazing year ahead. We serve as a voice for all students to give you the best educational experience possible. Our team strives to create a community at Western with open communication between students, administration, and faculty. We appreciate and treasure input from our fellow students on how to improve their time at Western. One way you can stay involved and engaged in decisions on campus is to sit on one of many committees: Appropriations, Student Legislative Affairs, Campus Events, or Promotional Committee. You will find more information on each committee on our Student Government website at Another great way to be involved at Western is joining a club or organization. Western provides students with a diverse offering of clubs and organizations to fit many interests and talents. A listing of active clubs and organizations can also be found on the Student Government website at

Western has recently created a tool for you to discover events being put on by clubs, organizations, and the college on campus. You are encouraged to utilize this platform to find fitting involvement opportunities, discover upcoming events, and showcase your involvement at Western. Western’s ENGAGE can be found at or under the Government, Clubs, and Organizations tab of Student Life on Western’s main website. Another resource offered free to you is Western’s Counseling Services. Western’s trained professional counselors can effectively navigate complex personal, academic, and career barriers that may affect classroom and future workplace success. Going to therapy does not mean you are weak, but rather you are strong for recognizing you need support and being willing to work on bettering yourself.

I look forward to meeting many of you throughout the year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any issues, concerns, questions, or just to chat.

Make it a great year!"


Tessa Thurin

Western Student Body President

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