San Jacinto College (SJC) Central Campus was recently elected as treasurer to the Texas Junior College Student Government Association Region V board for 2012-2013. From left to right: Darius Randle, SJC student and student government association member; Amanda, Rose, SJC Central Campus student life coordinator; and Adam Guevara, SJC student and student government association vice president. Submitted photo
San Jacinto College appointed to Texas Junior College Student Government Association regional board
Jeannie Peng-Armao -- April 23, 2012
PASADENA, Texas — San Jacinto College (SJC) Central Campus was recently elected as treasurer to the Texas Junior College Student Government Association (TJCSGA) Region V board for 2012-2013.
This is the College's third year to serve on the board, having served as a President Advisor School from 2010-2012. As treasurer, the Central Campus student life office will oversee the budget, dues, and fees for the region.
Amanda Rose, coordinator of student life at the Central Campus, was also elected as president of the advisors association during the recent TJCSGA convention in Austin, Texas. Her new role will include providing resources for SGA advisors at community colleges in Texas and keeping advisors updated on association news.
"The TJCSGA conference gives student leaders an opportunity to be around others who share similar interests in student government," said Rose. "They get to participate in meetings and experience parliamentary procedures and build their networking skills. Just the fact that this association is for two-year colleges is an opportunity in itself that allows for us to discuss issues that are exclusive to community colleges."
Other members of San Jacinto College who accompanied Rose to the TJCSGA convention included SJC Central Campus students Adam Guevara and Darius Randle; North Campus students Tim Payne, Jose Estrada, Joshua Henderson, and Jocelyne Baez; South Campus students Jacob Chavarria, Samantha De La Rosa, Lacey Cutis, Jessica Molinar, and Anthony Carbone; and Ellie Meyer, South Campus student life coordinator.
Guervara, Central Campus student government association vice president, said opportunities, such as this one, draws in student interest on a variety of social and political issues.
"The purpose of events like this is to bring more awareness and involvement to issues that we care about as college students in government," said Guervara. "At the 2012 state convention, the TJCSGA discussed the Wounded Warrior Project and House Bill 9 and how we, as student leaders, can become advocates for the issues that affect everyone."
The TJCSGA is the only student maintained organization in the state that works to promote the cause of community college students at the local, regional, state and national level. It is composed of more than 72 member colleges across the state.
The member colleges are divided into six regional districts drawn at the county level and meet at Fall and Spring annual conferences to coordinate activities and to help plan the state convention.
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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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