SGA President sworn in at Carl Albert State College
Joshua Blake recently took the oath of office to serve as Student Government Association (SGA) President at Carl Albert State College. A sophomore majoring in Criminal Justice, he is a 2013 graduate of Smithville High School and the son of Patrick and Martha Blake of Watson, Oklahoma.
“Carl Albert was my #1 choice because I was accepted into the Scholars Program and when I graduate with my associate’s degree I will be debt free. After graduating, I want to transfer and major in OSHA Safety.” Blake continued, “My career goal is to serve as an Oklahoma Highway Patrolman – it’s something I have wanted to do since I was a young kid.”
Blake’s experience as a public servant has already started, but instead of as a patrolman he currently serves as a volunteer firefighter. “This summer I worked for a Weyerhaeuser contractor burning clear-cuts to prep the land for replanting trees which is part of the Sustainable Forest Initiative. I am a volunteer firefighter in Watson and have completed the Basic Wildland Fire Academy with the Ouachita National Forest. Just before the fall semester started, I went to California for a two week firefighting detail. I got to go to the Sierra National Forest which is just south of Yosemite, and after seven days there we were transferred to the Klamath National Forest on the California and Oregon line.”
Blake concluded, “As President of SGA, I would like to see us establish a better student networking on campus. I am excited to serve, and look forward to helping make a difference. I believe members of our association will definitely leave a positive impact on the campus of Carl Albert.”