ASG Candidate Platform Speeches 2016-2017

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CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT:​ ​
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Position Running For:  President
 
 Statement:

"I’m driven by a passion to serve as a devoted leader both in and out of ASG.  As a voice for all students, I will work to bridge any gaps between the student body and the administration.  My commitment to ASG and COC compels my enthusiasm in ensuring a stronger presence of ASG on both campuses, establishing more student-aid programs, and advocating the interests of all students collectively.  With two years experience working in ASG as the Executive VP and as Administrative Assistant to the President, I’m well prepared to lead and represent your next Student Government Senate.”

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Name: Sergio Partida
Position Running For:  President
 
 Statement:
“I can offer ASG the perspective of an outsider.  Often times, people who are part of institutions for extended periods can develop a sort of tunnel vision, so much that they fail to consider alternatives to the norms they have grown accustomed to.  In addition to perspective, I have relevant experience.  I have management experience in the real world, which has taught me how to lead effectively and how to resolve conflicts.  I look forward to a productive year as ASG President and encourage all of you to take part in the political process, even at this level.”

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CANDIDATE FOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT:​ ​
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Name: Tessa Rudas
Position Running For: Executive Vice President

Statement:

“I’m a compassionate, engaged, and pro-active leader.  I’ve held the positions of Vice President of Activities for CCC and Social Student Involvement Coordinator for Valencia.  My passion for serving the students at College of the Canyons continues to develop immensely as my time in ASG passes on.  I am extremely confident that with my experience and knowledge of ASG as an Organization, I am the best possible candidate for the Executive Vice President position.  My mission is to ensure that finances will be responsibly handled and students will be represented and protected.  Let your voice be heard.  Vote Tessa 2016!”

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CANDIDATE FOR STUDENT TRUSTEE:
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Name:  Brenda Plong
Position Running For: Student Trustee

Statement:

“My name is Brenda Plong.  I am running for Student Trustee to promote the needs of my peers.  I have gained experience through holding multiple officer positions.  I ultimately want to provide an open environment for students to come to me and express their concerns whether personal or academic; without fear of being judged.  I plan to have weekly open forums for everyone to share thoughts pertaining to school activities or services; then to pass the concerns of the students to the board of trustees.  This would allow our school to provide better services to meet those standards.”

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CANDIDATES FOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF ACTIVITIES: ​​ ​
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Name: Maria Hidalgo
Position Running For: Executive Vice President of Activities

Statement:

“Hello Cougars! My passion and love not only for the students, but also for this college inspires me to run for the Associative Student Government Executive Vice President of Activities. Interpersonal relationships and communication are vital aspects of leadership. Therefore, I am a huge advocate of student perspective. With that said, if elected into this position, I will increase the quality of events that are produced by the ASG coordinators, and ensure that that the students have a greater input in the event-creation process. I assure you that your vote will count if you choose to vote for me.”


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Name: Amy Mori
Position Running For: Executive Vice President of Activities

Statement:

As the current Ex. VP of Activities and former Cultural Coordinator, I have been able to see directly how activities affect the student body. My goal last year was to interconnect the campus, and I am proud to say that I’ve achieved that; for 2016-2017 my plan is to focus on events that directly concern the students. For instance, did you know that COC has a homeless population? I want to use this position to highlight such issues. In coordination with the candidate running for the VP Activities Valencia, I hope to bring you some super events this upcoming year!"
 
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CANDIDATES FOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ACTIVITIES - VALENCIA CAMPUS: ​​​ ​

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Name:  Katherine Martinez
Position Running For: Vice President of Activities – Valencia Campus

Statement:

"Hello COC community! As your Vice President of Activities, Valencia Campus I will strive to make sure all events target the whole student population and address specific topics. Throughout my experience as a Social Student Involvement Coordinator in the Associated Student Government, I have strengthened the skills and qualities that make me the best candidate for this position.  My passion for making this school community grow closer gives me the capability to voice my opinion on behalf of the students’ interests. Vote for me and your voice will be heard!"

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Name:  Devon Miller
Position Running For: Vice President of Activities – Valencia Campus

Statement:

“My goal is to better the lives of students here on campus. COC is a commuter college, most students come to class and go straight home. As VP of Activities for the Valencia Campus, I will strive to get more students involved and will work closely with the advertising team in ASG to better promote events. As President of the Model United Nations Club, as well as VP of Marketing for TEDx club, I already have experience planning events on campus. Together with the current Executive VP of Activities, we will plan super events for you!”

​ ​CANDIDATES FOR SOCIAL STUDENT INVOLVEMENT COORDINATOR - VALENCIA CAMPUS

***NOTE:  (2 positions open - May vote for up to 2 candidates for Social Involvement Coordinator - Valencia Campus) :

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Name:  Joseph Lopez
Position Running For: Social Student Involvement Coordinator – Valencia Campus

Statement:

“Hey Whats up cougars!  My name is Joey Lopez and I’m campaigning to be your Social Student Involvement Coordinator here at the Valencia Campus.  My main goal is create and organize events that everyone will hopefully find fun, interesting, and informative.  I believe that we should all leave C.O.C. with awesome memories!”

 

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Name:  Ezi-Nneoma Okoro
Position Running For: Social Student Involvement Coordinator – Valencia Campus

Statement:

“Hello!  I’m Ezi-Nneoma Okoro and I would like to be given the opportunity to be your Social Involvement Coordinator.  As an intuitive, dedicated and responsible student I believe I’m the best candidate for this position.  Through my experience as administrative assistant to the social involvement coordinator, I have gained skills that will enable me to give every student a memorable and fun experience at COC.  I intend to represent the voice of COC students by planning events that appeal to your ideas and needs because it’s all about you.  Please support me by voting for me.  Thank you!”

 

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