has been selected to serve on the 2021 Advisory Board for the
nonpartisan network dedicated to increasing college student
voter participation in the United States.
The 15-member board
includes students and faculty members from campuses across the
country. They will look to build on efforts that led to historic
highs in young voter turnout during 2020 elections.
“The 2021 Advisory Board and Executive Committee will help us
continue this work as we move closer to a more equitable
democracy,” said Clarissa Unger, director of the
Motivating students to vote is woven into the college experience
at Tri-C. Aside from being a partner in the coaltion, the
College has been
recognized as a “Voter Friendly Campus” and selected for a lead
role in the “Ask Every Student” project.
Canales served as a 2020 Democracy Fellow at Tri-C with the
Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project. His work helped the
gain national attention in the area of student civic engagement.
He also serves on the executive committee of the Mid-East Honors
Association, which represents honors programs at colleges and
universities in a six-state region.
Canales, of Parma, is a Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Scholar at
Tri-C. He is scheduled to graduate from the College this year
with two degrees
— an Associate of Arts and an Associate of Science.