Calvin Wang, of King of Prussia, is passionate about the environment. That passion led the Honors Program student to join Montgomery County Community College’s Student Government Association (SGA) so that he could make a difference.
“Sustainability is so important to the College and our community because we need to be responsible for our planet and how we treat it,” he said.
Through his involvement with the SGA as Senate chairman, Wang became one of two student representatives to sit on the College’s Climate Commitment Advisory Council. Led by College President Dr. Karen A. Stout, the council is comprised of faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the community who work to lower the College’s carbon footprint.
At council meetings, Wang provided honest feedback about debated topics and voiced student environmental concerns. He believes it is his responsibility to demonstrate sustainable choices in order to give future generations the same wonderful resources his generation takes for granted.
“If this council can create an environmentally conscious student and faculty body, we can help create community awareness to follow this important way of life,” he said.
Wang graduated from the College in May 2011 with an associate’s degree in Liberal Studies, and he transferred to Temple University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Physics. However, he plans to keep up with the College’s sustainability efforts.
“The Climate Council has made plans for the future of this institution, and when I come back as an alumnus, I will get to see those great ideas put into action.”
Liberal Studies is one of more than 85 programs students can complete at MCCC’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, and one of more than 30 programs at MCCC’s West Campus, located at 101 College Drive in Pottstown. Registration is going on now for the fall semester, which begins on Aug. 31 and runs through Dec. 20.
New students can learn about the admissions and registration processes by visiting www.mc3.edu/admissions
or by calling 610-718-1800 (West Campus) or 215-641-6300 (Central Campus).
Returning students can register for classes online via WebAdvisor, by mail or in person at the College’s campuses. For more information, visit www.mc3.edu/admissions/registration
To learn more about MCCC and to see all the College has to offer, schedule a visit to one of our campuses. Visits can now be scheduled online at www.mc3.edu/admissions/visiting
by Whitney Myszak
photo by John Welsh