‘MTSU On the Record’ celebrates holidays with stud...

‘MTSU On the Record’ celebrates holidays with student government president

A standout from the campus community made a joyful noise over the holiday break on the “MTSU On the Record” radio program. 

Gina K. Logue, MTSU News and Media Relations specialist

Gina K. Logue

Winton Cooper, 2021-22 MTSU SGA president

Winton Cooper

Host Gina Logue’s interview with MTSU Student Government Association President Winton Cooper, the first international student to win that elective office, first aired Dec. 28 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and

You can listen to their conversation via the SoundCloud link above.

In it, Cooper, a native of Nassau, Bahamas, discusses his hopes and ambitions, his love of environmental science, and how he stays in touch with family and friends back home. 

WMOT Roots Radio 89.5 FM logo“Typically, every morning, we all send each other messages … and say, ‘Hi, good morning, everybody’s OK,’” Cooper said.

“It’s a similar story for lots of international students here on campus. They regularly check in on their parents and vice versa.”

Because he is an international student, Cooper has three years after graduation to complete what is called optional practical training, an opportunity to acquire some real-world experience to help him sort out his priorities before deciding what to do next.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.