Former Trump White House intern makes run in the highly-contested race for Senior Class President at Hillsdale College.

Conservative powerhouse Hillsdale College, a liberal arts college in southern Michigan, is set to host Senior Class Officer elections the last week in March. One candidate for Senior Class President clearly tops his competition both in experience and skillset.

Junior finance and international business student, Andrew Szewc, announced his candidacy for Senior Class President at the beginning of March and has since received the nomination to appear on the General Election ballot. Szewc brings an extensive resume of professional experience from politics to finance, on-campus and community involvement, and a clear passion to serve his fellow Hillsdale College classmates.

In an email to the four nominees for each class officer position, Project Manager for Hillsdale College Career Services, Hadiah Ritchey, wrote, “We had strong voter turnout this year, and I expect the general election to be no different.”

The field of senior class presidential candidates includes (in alphabetical order): Ellen Hancock (Kappa Kappa Gamma), Jacob Hooper (independent), Lily McHale (Chi Omega), and Andrew Szewc (Alpha Tau Omega).

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Andrew Szewc is a young, hard-working, and internationally-minded individual with an entrepreneurial spirit. He served the Executive Office of the President, Office of Speechwriting under the Trump Administration during the summer of 2019. In this role, he engaged in detailed research on a broad spectrum of issues spanning from infrastructure to the standard of living in countries halfway around the world and examined policy initiatives and their practical efforts on the American people.

“It was surreal,” Szewc emphasized. He spoke about interning and being a part of something so much greater than himself, but knowing that the family of four, living paycheck-to-paycheck, and struggling to put food on the dinner table was being positively effected by the ‘America First’ agenda of the Trump administration.

DONATE to Andrew’s campaign HERE.

Last summer, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Szewc interned for an independent, high-net-worth wealth management firm in Birmingham, MI. He looks forward to returning this summer to grow his tasks and responsibilities in the office while contributing to the goals of the firm.

Further, Szewc is committed to giving back to his fellow students and community through an array of leadership and volunteer roles. His roles on-campus include: serving as a Career Coach in the Career Services Office, Men’s Greek Life Outreach Chair for the Catholic Society, Social Chairman (former Public Relations Chairman) for the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, and as a junior analyst for the Hillsdale College Investment Club. Off-campus, Szewc is involved in his local parish’s Knights of Columbus and Hillsdale College’s GOAL volunteer program.

Responsible for presiding over all class officer meetings, serving as host at class functions, coordinating designated programs throughout the senior year, and offering the invocation at Convocation, Szewc believes he is the most qualified and skilled candidate to lead the 2022 senior class to graduation and beyond.

DONATE to Andrew’s campaign HERE.

Further, if…should we say when…elected, Szewc would also be asked to address his senior class, their families, Hillsdale College faculty and staff at Commencement in May 2022.

“Having the opportunity to lead the senior class and speak before my peers and professors would be a great honor, but I hope to have a more substantial and tangible impact beyond ceremonial respobsibilities,” Szewc said.

You may recall, despite Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders limiting gathering of over 100 people in the state of Michigan, Hillsdale College hosted one of the country’s only in-person graduation ceremonies last July, as previously reported by 100% FED Up. Former Commencement speakers at Hillsdale College have included Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Vice President Mike Pence.

Szewc says he, and his fellow students, would love to hear from Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett or Former President Donald Trump at their Commencement in May 2022.

Although he has close friends, and in some cases fraternity brothers, having been nominated for other class officer positions, Szewc intends to run independently.

“In years past, Greek houses on campus have attempted to campaign on a ticket, but no success has been found in every candidate from the same house being elected,” he said. “This election is about being the candidate for all Hillsdale College students, regardless of their campus affiliations and/or extracurricular invovlement. I am that candidate for Senior Class President.”

Contribute to Andrew Szewc’s campaign for Senior Class President HERE.

Szewc welcomes support via his campaign contribution page and social media platforms.

General Election voting will take place via an emailed Qualtrics link to all junior students beginning Monday, March 29 through Thursday, April 1 at 5pm.

About Hillsdale College:

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. 

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