By Andrea McKeffery
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Margarete G. Roberts, student at Camden County College, is very involved and has school spirit written all over her. The secretary of the Student Government Association plans to graduate in May with a degree in public relations and advertising. She also hopes to deliver the commencement speech at graduation.
Roberts, born in 1962, spent her childhood traveling the world with her family. Having a father in the military meant traveling a lot. Roberts graduated from Judson High School in Texas. Roberts initially had entered college as a nursing major, but knew that wasn’t fit for her. Due to impeccable management skills, she was in the business field for quite a while. Still, she knew this wasn’t her passion. The Galloway Township resident decided to enroll at Camden County College in 2011 to pursue a career in owning a fashion business.
While at Camden County College, Roberts took full advantage and involved herself in everything. As the secretary of the Student Government Association, she is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and works in the Work Study Program in the Library and Open Access Lab. As busy as she seems, she still finds time for her six classes and to form the Music Event Student Advisory Committee. The MESAC was formed to try to bring back music events at CCC and maybe just in time for Spring Fling, which Roberts also designed T-shirts for.
“As a student, student worker and SGA secretary, I always have a positive attitude and believe in leading by example. I am a ‘cheerleader’ for participating in CCC events and create enthusiasm for others to participate with me,” she says.
Roberts does not take her position lightly and is a great asset to the SGA team. “Her determination and ambition has brought a whole new level of what it means to be a student government officer,” explains Orlando Rodriguez, president of the Student Government Association.
Roberts is running for alumna trustee so she can give back to the college, which she says is “the foundation of my entrepreneurial future.” After graduation, she plans to attend The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey to further her career. She still plans to stay true to her educational roots at Camden County College.
“What’s truly inspiring is that this is only the beginning and I’m sure she will reach much higher levels and as we work together will be able to mentor the next batch of SGA leaders,” Rodriguez says.