Governor Dave Heineman recently appointed Falls City Sacred Heart graduate Matt Mullins to represent Wayne State College and serve on the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees for the 2014-2015 academic year. Student trustees serve one-year terms and bring their unique perspectives to the discussions and projects of the NSCS Board. The others are Jacob Rissler, of Gillette, WY, from Chadron State College, and Rachel Henry, from Peru State.
Mullins, the son of Dave and Jeannie Mullins, of Falls City, is a sophomore at Wayne majoring in speech communications and psychology, with a minor in international studies. He is a member of the student senate and is enrolled in WSC’s honor’s program.
At Sacred Heart, Mullins was involved in numerous clubs and activities and served in leadership roles in the student council, the National Honor Society and pep club.In addition, he was Class President and a local community volunteer.
“A student trustee must have a positive mental attitude and represent one’s college well,” Mullins wrote, in his nomination letter. “Putting oneself into one’s work can make all the difference. As the student trustee, I would give myself, my energy, and my time to make sure that the job is done well. I love Wayne State and want to do everything I can for the betterment of this fine establishment.”
In her letter of recommendation, Dr. Deborah Whitt, director of the WSC honors program, gave a glowing review of the new Wayne State Student Trustee.
“Matthew is hardworking, dedicated, dependable, polite and personable. He demonstrates campus leadership abilities and is a most worthy candidate to represent Wayne State College as a student trustee.”