Cleveland State Participates In TISL

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cleveland State Community College had several members of its Student Senate participate in the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) in Nashville.  TISL is a forum for the top echelon of campus leaders and political science students to exchange ideas and express their opinions on state, federal, and local issues. TISL’s General Assembly, which first convened in 1966, meets in the legislative chambers of the State Capitol each November.

Alyssa Durham, Student Senate President, said, “I loved being able to learn more about the legislative process with our representatives from Cleveland State. Seeing them grow in their knowledge of the system was great. Knowing that we have students from Across Tennessee who are excited about their local and state government was such an encouragement for our delegation to see!

"TISL was a unique experience; I learned a lot about how our government works in the real world,” stated Tabitha Hensley. “I also learned a bit more about myself as I listened to them debate on the bills presented and found my opinion on some matters change. TISL was full of interesting progressions for both Tennessee legislative and for myself personally as I became engaged. I am sure to hold memories of TISL forever.”           

Dr. Michael Stokes, Vice President of Student Services, said, “We’re excited for the opportunity that these students had to go and participate in TISL. The students who have gone in previous years have always enjoyed a great learning experience and have represented Cleveland State well; this year’s group is no exception.”

Alejandro Colon, said, “I went to TISL with an open mind and an urge to learn and be a part of something. My expectations of TISL did not do it justice. Before we left, I was given an opportunity to participate in a way few others do. I was asked if I would like to be a Clerk and Marshall for the Supreme Court. This was easily the best choice I made because not only did I get to experience TISL as a new member and part of the Legislative Branch, but I was able to experience the Judicial side, as well. I made a lot of friends and learned so much about myself and our government also. I would recommend TISL to anyone that wants to have a great experience, make new friends, and/or learn about our government.”

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