Dusty Good, age twenty one, is the current SGA president. He has been involved with several different endeavors at Vol State, to include the student newspaper The Settler, The Vol State radio station, and the Vol State commercial music ensemble. Dusty enjoys playing music, watching C-Span, and meeting new people. Advice for new students would be, “Don’t let the process discourage you. Just remember we are here for academic purposes, and when an institution deals with a large number of people, mistakes happen,” Dusty said.
Another group of students who are here to help are the President’s Ambassadors, who can help direct new students, and give tours of the college campus. Kayla Barbee said, “Just don’t stress out. Take a deep breath, and pay attention.” Although students may be a bit apprehensive about speaking one on one with their professors, this is exactly what Melissa Hopgood suggests. “Build up a relationship with your professors, and let them know if you have problems. They really are here to help you.”