Saying goodbye…a farewell letter from USG President Blaine King


Written By Blaine King

With the end of the semester being right around the corner and with my term as the United Student Government President coming to an end, I wanted to take the time to thank you all for the support and trust you have instilled in me over the past two years. Without this support and trust, USG, the Point Park Community and I would not have seen the growth that has occurred throughout my terms.

When you elected me to become the next president of USG, it was such a tremendous honor of mine not only to be the leader of USG but also to have the opportunity to represent you, the student body.  But last year, it was truly an honor and blessing when you elected me to serve for a second straight year.

When I was first elected president, I knew what my ultimate goal had to be. The goal was to rebuild USG to be a bigger force for the student body and the campus as a whole. We both got a start on that and the effort continued into this year with myself and current Vice President, now President-Elect, Bobby Bertha.

To the faculty, staff and administration that has developed a relationship with myself and the organization, thank you for allowing that relationship to grow. Without your help and support, we would not have been able to develop the improvements needed on campus.

You are in good hands with President-Elect Bobby Bertha. He will continue to represent you to his fullest. The same can also be said for Vice President-Elect Davion Heron.

To the class of 2018, I remember when you first came to Point Park excited to start the new chapter of your lives. Now you are all one year away from ending that chapter and beginning a brand new chapter. Enjoy your senior year and continue to make a positive impact on campus.

To the class of 2019, I started developing a relationship with you all when you first came here during the Pioneer Experience. The growth I’ve seen you all develop over the past two years is tremendous. Continue to strive for greatness.

To the class of 2020, I have seen you all take those positive chances that I told you to take during convocation. You are all in control of you own destiny. Continue to take those chances, because it will all pay off.

And finally, to my fellow class of 2017 – four years have quickly passed, and we are so close to ending this journey and starting a new one once we walk across that stage at PPG Paints Arena. I want you all to continue the great work wherever your next journey is.

I am very fortunate and blessed to have served as your president. It was a tremendous honor, and I will cherish all the memories. I wish you all the best in the future.