Positive Changes for SUB
Jeremy Hardy talks about working with SUB and his hopes and goals for the organization.
February 14, 2012
Since becoming director of student activities in 2011, Jeremy Hardy has been working to provide fun events for students and encourage student leadership.
Hardy’s main job is leading the Student Union Board (SUB). He also works to build relationships with students, helps with weekly convocation services and oversees sports intramurals.
Hardy and members of SUB
Hardy is a BC alumnus who was involved in SUB when he was a student. He also met his wife, BC alumna Megan Garrett Hardy, in BC’s student activities center. The college has always been important to him so he was excited when asked to come on as director of student activities.
Along with working at BC, Hardy is also the communications director at Westminster Church in Bluefield, W.Va.
One change that has been made since Hardy came on board with SUB is allowing lowerclassmen to join, which has not been done in the past. Hardy said it has gone well and the freshman students have done an amazing job and showed great leadership.
He is also working to restructure SUB.
“My main mission is to get the student leaders in SUB to lead other students,” he said.
Hardy eventually wants to have a president/vice president structure in SUB. He said this would create a better involvement with the members who would in turn get other students passionate about activities.
Activities SUB has organized since Hardy started at BC have included welcome back bingo, the homecoming dance, the Superbowl party and events after sports games. Last week they also organized the TOMS event in the SAC.
SUB also organizes the concerts at BC. Hardy is passionate about music and said he really enjoys having bands perform at the college. Recently bands like Group One Crew and All Sons and Daughters have performed.
Upcoming events include the spring formal and a performance by The Afters on Mud Pig Day.
Hardy said he likes seeing the passion the students have for the activities. SUB’s eight members are required to attend weekly meetings and all SUB activities. They also enjoy perks like getting to hang out with the bands that come in. Hardy said it also shows leadership and will look great on future resumes.
Anthony Green, a BC forensics science major, has been a member of SUB for three semesters. He said that since Hardy has come on there have been more events and more organization in SUB as well as more student involvement. The group has expanded from having only three members.
Amber Koppler has been a SUB member for two semesters.
Koppler said she loves being part of SUB and it is great to be involved in so many activities on campus. She said Hardy is a great leader and keeps the group unified.
Hardy is excited about his work at BC and has a goal to have even more activities next semester.
“I love doing what I’m doing,” he said. “It’s been incredible, I love working here.”