The 2014-15 Student Senate
Crystal, Student Senate President, is pursuing her Associates Degree of Nursing with plans of graduating in December 2014. She then plans to transfer to the University of Akron to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
In addition to being a Student Senator President, Crystal also serves as the National Society of Leadership and Success chapter president, is on the Lorain Health and Dentistry Patient Flow Committee, Faith House Board of Directors, Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority Resident Advisory Council, Cleveland Council of Black Nurses, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Emerging Young Leaders’ Saturdays, Girl Scouts of America assistant troop leader, and served as the Student Senate Outreach Representative and the Student Nurses Association President.
As President, she completed her goal to improve Student Senate awareness on campus as well as strengthen the connection between students and the Administration, Faculty, and Staff. As the Student Senate Outreach Representative, she accomplished her goal to improve the connection between the Elyria campus and the outreach centers by advocating the concerns, opinions, and visions of the student body.
Crystal’s ongoing 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 encourages people to ask the all-important question, “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”
Crystal became a Student Senator because she felt every student has the right to be heard. She aspires 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.”
Charlene, Student Senate University Partnership Representative, graduated with an Associates of Arts Degree for Lorain County Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree from Youngstown State in May of 2014. She is currently working towards her Master’s Degree through the University Partnership Program at LCCC. In addition to her studies, Charlene is the University Partnership Representative for the Student Senate for the 2014-2015 school year. Charlene has also served as a volunteer at the Nord Center on the rape crisis line. There, she has logged over 600 hours working every weekend for the past two years.
Charlene decided to become a Student Senator to have the opportunity to meet students and be an avid 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.
Elliott, Student Senate Financial Secretary, is in the Early College High School program and after graduating in May of 2016, he will then continue on to a four year university where he plans on majoring in Microbiology with a minor in organic chemistry. After receiving his Doctorate, he would like to teach Microbiology at a university and also run an infectious disease research lab. He currently is conducting HIV research with Dr. Harry Kestler and has presented his groups research in Boston, Massachusetts and Columbus, Ohio.
He became a student senator because he wants to get fellow students, more so specifically Early college students, more involved with on-campus activities. He also would like students to realize that attending LCCC is more than just taking classes, doing homework, and being stressed out, but that it is also about the community that it is here and what it has to offer.
Mayaya, Student Senate Event Coordinator, is a nursing major student who is planning on earning an Associate of Science Degree; she is working with the university partnership program through the University of Akron to further earn her Bachelors in nursing as an RN.
Being an international student from Zambia, her goal is to one day become a nurse practitioner and use all the knowledge and skills she will learn into opening a medical facility in her country.
Mayaya became a student senator because she feels that it is a great opportunity to improve her leadership skills, get more involved in college and be able to voice her fellow students on matters that affect them. Her goal is to also inspire international students to get more engaged in campus activities outside of the classroom; be able to provide a cultural exchange between American students, me and my fellow international students.
University Partnership Representative