On the night that Speaker Zach De La Rosa said farewell to Student Congress, he did not have to say goodbye to Student Body President Mary Cooper.
Both Cooper and De La Rosa are slated to participate in Texas as part of Teach for America.
“I don’t need to miss Mary, simply because we will be spending the entire summer together,” De La Rosa said.
De La Rosa’s departure was not the most significant of the night — members also commemorated the end of Jon Curtis’ time as an adviser to student government.
As part of his role as associate director of student activities and organizations, Curtis has been advising student government since 1995.
“I was one of those students who thought, ‘Student government, what the heck do they do?’ But I have certainly learned my lesson,” Curtis said.
A resolution, which identified Curtis as the “Dumbledore” of student government, was passed to thank Curtis for his efforts.
In his last address to the body, De La Rosa highlighted what Student Congress has achieved during the course of the year — including bringing more accountability to student government and amending the Student Code.
“It has been an exciting year, and I have been grateful to work with each and every person in this room,” he said.