The 2013-14 Student Senate
Lester is a Business Administration Major who served as Student Senate Financial Secretary during 2012-2013. He hopes that the position of president will allow him to further develop as a student and community leader while on his journey to obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management through the University Partnership program. In addition to being a Student Senator, Lester serves as Vice-President of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Lester states that “he has made lifelong connections throughout the team orientated atmosphere promoted by the Office of Student Life, and he knows that working together we can accomplish much more than individually.”
Lester became a Student Senator so he could make a difference. His individual goal was to get as many students as possible registered to vote and to explain the importance of exercising the right that our forefathers fought diligently for. Lester plans to use his drive and ambition to help continue the success of LCCC. He believes that “in order to help make our world a better place you must first focus on making the biggest impact on the small corner that you have direct everyday contact with.”
Crystal began the LPN to RN Access Program this summer and is pursuing her Associates Degree of Nursing with plans of graduating in 2014. She then plans to transfer to the University of Akron to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. In addition to being a Student Senator, Crystal also serves as the National Society of Leadership and Success chapter president and served as the Student Senate Outreach Representative during 2012-2013. Her goal is to continue to work to build leaders and support people in achieving their dreams in an effort to better the world in the process. She would like to encourage people to ask the all-important question 'What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail,” through the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Crystal became a Student Senator because she felt every student has the right to be heard. Her goal was to improve the connection between the Elyria campus and the outreach centers by being the voice of the concerns, opinions, and visions of the student body. She wants to be a great leader and role model, while working with and for the student body so everyone can be successful. Crystal states that “Lorain County Community College is a diverse campus with many new worlds and different points of view which is the best combination to build a great foundation.”
Jacob is a Biology major and Pre-Dental student who plans on earning an Associate of Science degree; he will then transfer to a four-year university to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and apply to Dental School. Eventually, he plans to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, with the goal of becoming a General Practitioner and opening his own practice. In addition to being a Student Senator, Jacob also provides tutoring services in the LCCC Academic Support Center in courses such as Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Biology, and Microbiology.
Jacob became a Student Senator because he feels it is a great opportunity for him to get involved in campus life and be a voice for students. He feels that LCCC provides an environment that is conducive to learning and developing leadership skills, which he plans to use to pave the way to his future.
Kegian is currently enrolled in the Early College High School program. As an Early College student, Keigan would like to major in law; he will be graduating with his high school diploma as well as his Associate of Arts degree in May of 2014. In addition to being a Student Senator, Keigan volunteers with both Easter Seals and the American Red Cross.
Keigan became a Student Senator because he noticed that over the past year while attending Student Senate general meetings there was a serious lack of student participation in key areas. On that, he commented, “It is my goal as a Student Senator to excite more students about on campus activities, and ultimately increase student participation.”
Cassandra is a Business Entrepreneurship Major who graduated with her Associates degree in May 2012. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree through the University of Toledo Partnership program. In addition to being a Student Senator, Cassandra currently serves as a Connect2Complete Peer Advocate where she assists student’s to access college and community resources that will help them succeed in their coursework. Cassandra also mentors the students and gets them involved in the community for after school enrichment activities and volunteering to help them reach their ultimate goal of graduation.
Cassandra became a Student Senator to encourage other students to get more involved with campus activities. She feels that students should know that college does not have to be all work; it can be fun too if they get involved. She knows that studies show that students who are more engaged on campus are more likely to obtain a degree. One of her goals this year is to prevent students from choosing to drop out of college by making college a fun experience for them.
Shamballa is a Business Major who is also a Connect2Complete Peer Advocate, and an active member of Enactus. He was formally the Event Coordinator for the Black Progressives Club and is a DJ on LCCC’s Duck Radio’s Pre-Game Show. Shamballa’s goals for this year and every day after this are to “Change the World!” Shamballa feels he has always been a leader and says that “it is time to take hold of the future and change it for the better.”
Shamballa became a Student Senate because he feels it is a great opportunity to reach as many people as possible and show them that it does not matter what one has done before this point. It is hard work that makes champions and the time is now to make a real difference!
University Partnership Representative
Charlene is a Social Work Major, enrolled in the Youngstown State University Partnership program, her plan is to graduate in May of 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She will then to continue to pursue her Master’s Degree at Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership program. In addition to being a Student Senator, Charlene is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Golden Key Honor Society. She was also a founding member of the LCCC St. Joseph Learning Center’s Math Club where she served as President from 2012-2013 and served as Vice President for 3 years.
Charlene became a Student Senator to have the opportunity to meet students and hopefully be a voice for her fellow students. She also looks forward to helping her fellow students become more aware of the many exciting programs, activities, and opportunities available to them as Lorain County Community College students.