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The student news site of Milwaukee Area Technical College

MATC Times

The student news site of Milwaukee Area Technical College

MATC Times

Recognizing MATC’s student leaders

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Photo by Christopher D’Allen
MATC students listening to a speaker at the Spring 2023 Campus Leadership Summit.

If you’ve spent time on a college campus, you’re likely aware that it is one of the best opportunities for students to find their passions. Not only can they explore their interests and hobbies, but personal development is woven into every interaction. The chance to network with colleagues, employers, and change-makers seems almost limitless.

College life at MATC is buzzing with opportunities for students to engage in campus activities. Whether you’re interested in diving into new games or participating in high energy Smash tournaments with the MATC Game Club or delving into strategy with the Chess Club, there’s something for everyone. From the Educators Club and Student Government, to the powerful voices of Latinix Unidos, the Asian Student Association and Black Student Union—our campus is a vibrant mix of diverse opportunities.

With an open invite to all MATC Students, getting involved is more than an opportunity to join; it’s a chance to lead. It goes beyond club participation; it’s an opportunity for every student to step into a leadership role. Across campus, it is easy to find students who have tapped into their leadership potential. They accepted the invitation to discover the leader within themselves and are shaping the pulse of campus life. Learn about some of the leaders making waves at MATC, how we can support our leaders, and what actions they can take to maximize their impact in these stories: the Men of Color Initiative, the Black Student Union, the Rohingya Student Association, and MATC Game Club. You can also read some advice to student leaders here.

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About the Contributor
Christopher D’Allen, Editor-in-Chief
My name is Christopher D'Allen and I am the Editor-in-Chief for the MATC Times, a student run paper dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in scholastic journalism. The MATC Times stands as the voice of our students and a bastion of free speech for the communiy we represent. I joined the staff in my first semester at MATC and obtained my current position at the start of Summer '23. Here I am a photography student and hold a BA in Political Science and Spanish & Latin American Studies with a minor in Democracy and Justice Studies. I have worked an Administrative Assistant, World Language Instructor, a Head Lifeguard and Resident Assistant, but have found that my passion lies in the arts. As a photographer, I challenge myself daily to find a new perspective, capture a fleeting scene and turn moments into memories. As we work to relaunch the MATC Times website and grow our staff, I want to make joining our team as positive a learning experience and beneficial a work experience as possible. I strongly believe in the power of collaboration and inclusivity. As an Editor, I actively encourage diverse perspectives. Each student's unique viewpoint enriches our storytelling and fosters a sense of unity within our community. I aim to bridge the gap between words and images, revealing the untold stories that shape our community.