ASG Election Candidates

ASG President

Daniel Morris

Daniel Morris


 

Mission Statement:

My mission is to help bring out the highest potential in students, by creating a environment that allows students to have a successful college experience and future through motivation, innovation and achievment.


Why I want to run as a student government:
Since I started college I have been taking advantage of the oppurtunities to volunteer. As well as getting involved with events, programs, and clubs. Doing so created a very positive and productive life with many career opportunities. As I made friends at school I realized that a big portion of the students are not getting the same experience from being at Bellevue College. We the students of Bellevue college are empowered to create our own future, to choose our own opportunties, and to be included in the college culture. As President of the A.S.G. I will insure students have the oppurtunities to experience college like I have and emphasize on creating a fun, motivational, inclusive enviroment that allows students to feel good when they come to school. We all know that feeling good about who we are and what we are doing allows us to succeed and achieve their goals

Joseph Schultz

Joseph Schultz


Mission Statement:

As President of the Associated Student Government, I will seek out new and innovative ways for the students of Bellevue College to share their cultures, passions, and ideas with each other as we all work towards the common goal of higher education.


Why I want to run as a student government:
Education has become a passion for me; I still get excited when I learn something new, and it is my dream in life to learn as much as I can. Unfortunately, due to my circumstances I was almost unable to go to college, but thanks to the affordability of BC I have been able to pursue my dream. The time I have spent here has been some of the best in my life as my classmates and I have worked towards our higher education. My goal as the Associated Student Government President is to find new and exciting opportunities for all my fellow students who have made my time here so enjoyable. Opportunities that will allow them to pursue their dreams just as I am able to pursue my own.

Melantha Jenkins

Melantha Jenkins


Mission Statement:

As ASG President I will strive to enhance the Bellevue College campus experience by unifying the student body and creating a Bulldog community equally inclusive of all students; I will ensure that our students concerns, needs, and desires are not only voiced, but also settled in the best interest of the students present today, tomorrow, and in the future.


Why I want to run as a student government:
Attention Bellevue Students: It’s time to TAKE CONTROL of our space! My name is Melantha Jenkins and I'm proud to be a non-traditional student at Bellevue College. Before infiltrating the business world, I worked for the Campus Activity Board, also known as C.A.B., bringing fantastic events to students by students. In the business environment, I exceeded all perception and assumptions with outstanding leadership abilities and the ability to get things done. As ASG President, I will ensure we, the students, control our space. We must demand our needs are met, such as adequate student parking, decrease cafeteria prices, lower tuition, and ensuring BC is safe and inclusive of all students. This institution cannot exist without us, so why should we settle! BC students must unite because there is power in numbers. As an aspiring lawyer, successful entrepreneur, and experienced leader, I am the best candidate to honorably serve you.

Stassney Obregon

Stassney Obregon


Mission Statement:

To take the initiative to maximize the success of Bellevue College by determining the needs of the students and minimizing or eliminating miscommunications among ASG representatives, faculty, staff and students at Bellevue College.

Why I want to run as a student government:
Hello BC,
My name is Stassney Jane Obregon and I am an active member of Organization of Women Leaders, Rotaract Club, El Centro Latino and Black Student Union, and I am a current outreach coordinator for Sustainable Business Practice program.
As your ASG President my goal is to minimize or eliminate miscommunication among ASG representatives, staff, faculty and students in BC. By breaking this barrier it opens doors to new opportunities such as internships and conferences nationally and internationally while also granting students an easier access to their academic resources.

As a BC student I can relate on how difficult it is to pick between being involve on the campus and studying for your next class. BC students shouldn’t have to sacrifice experience for learning, BC students should have the best of both worlds.
Support and vote for me and together we can start breaking barriers and start building bridges.

ASG VP of Student Affairs and Pluralism

Maria Chebanova

Maria Chebanova


Mission Statement:

I believe that all students of Bellevue College deserve to have equal access to resources on Campus. Together we can build new bridges and strong connections that will improve our Bellevue College community. As your Vice President of Student Affairs and Pluralism, I will make sure that your voice is heard and problem is resolved.

Why I want to run as a student government:
Hello Bellevue College students,
My name is Maria Chebanova, and I believe that everyone in Bellevue College deserve to have equal access to resources on Campus. This is why I am running for the position of Vice President of Student Affairs and Pluralism.
As an international student, I have an enormous experience of communicating with people from different cultures and countries: I understand that everybody has different experience and background, and I am ready to help anyone in order to make our Bellevue College community better.
For the past two and a half years in Bellevue College I have a background of a women leader, a president of a club, and an active member of Computer Services faculty. With such an experience, I believe that I can make change and improve our diverse community by providing best service to the students. 
I believe the strongest asset a VP of Student Affairs and Pluralism candidate can possess is the ability to communicate effectively to a broad audience.  Pluralism is the practice of different peoples coexisting while maintaining their unique identities.  An environment attempting to practice pluralism cannot thrive without effective communication.  It is the first step to solving any problem and a necessity for people to understand one another. I am ready to understand the students of Bellevue College, and I believe I can serve them well. I also believe that even one voice can make a change, and I am ready to listen and take actions for you to be herd.

ASG VP of Finance and Communication

Adlai Gomez

Adlai Gomez


Mission Statement:

I will do everything I can to serve the students of Bellevue College and address their needs and issues


Why I want to run for student government:


Hey Bellevue College, My name Adlai Gomez, and I am running for the position of Vice President of Finance and Communication. I am running for this position because I believe in empowering students and making the changes necessary to make Bellevue College a better place. I am not new to the student government I am currently serving students in my position as the ASG Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Representative, and in the past as the Sophomore Vice President in High School. I want to continue to serve students and be involved on campus make BC a better place for everyone. I have been involved in a large range of community service opportunities ranging from Eagle Scout projects to volunteering at Special Olympic events. I love to help out where ever I can and serve others. So allow me to serve you as your ASG Vice President of Finance and Communication.
Glenn Burnett

Glenn Burnett


Mission Statement:

As Bellevue College ASG’s VP of Finance and Communications I will be committed to maintaining strong budget monitoring and strategy, as well as providing effective communications.


Why I want to run as a student government:
I am seeking the position of ASG VP of Finance and Communications so that I may further support students’, teachers’, and the faculty’s efforts to bring a dynamic brand of excellence to Bellevue College. My core competencies include transformative leadership, creativity, initiative, sociability, and holism. Sustainability has been a recurring theme in many of my projects. I will assist my fellow ASG representatives in providing a proud voice for the College and all those included. I will reflect on Bellevue College’s Mission, Affirmation of Inclusion, and Core Themes to position myself for well-directed decision-making. I will do my best to leave Bellevue College a little better than it was when I arrived. Finally, I will carry this spirit into the community to further establish Bellevue College’s reputation for innovation and exceptionalism. When my academic mission at Bellevue College is completed, I will graduate with an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Management along with Certificates of Accomplishment in Entrepreneurship and Project Management.

Hével Fernández

Hével Fernández


Mission Statement:

As the Vice-President of Finance of Bellevue College, I will assure that the expenses will be used in the most efficient way to encourage clubs and programs to keep growing and improving for the best of the students.

Why I want to run as a student government:
Hello Bellevue College! My name is Hével Fernández, and I am running for Vice President of Finance of Bellevue College, I have been part of the Bellevue College family since the beginning of 2013, since then, I have been very involved in campus life, I have participated in many clubs and activities that assure students to enjoy and get the most from their college experience.
Due to my fervent passion toward helping others I have been an active member of Rotaract BC as well, where I have learned how to work in big teams and get things done for the good of others. Also, even before I started college I was part of the Model of the United Nations, and in 2012 my team and I had to host a model for the schools in my hometown, and in that moment I had to put in practice all the knowledge I had in how to manage a large budget, and finally, many of the classes I have taken in college have given me all the preparation needed for this position.
The Vice-President of Finance should be a person prepared to find the most efficient ways to spend money, reducing unnecessary costs without hurting any club or program in the college, in fact it should encourage them to reach their maximum potential. I believe that thanks to the experiences and knowledge that I have amassed through time, I can be that person, I’ll find all the ways possible to grow capabilities of clubs and programs, and also give students of the Bellevue College all the tools required to have the best experience in this important stage of their lives.

ASG Campus Life and Events Representative

Chanel Leverett

Chanel Leverett


Mission Statement:

My goal, as ASG Secretary of Campus Life and Events, will be to develop student spirit and create a more communicative atmosphere on campus.

Why I want to run as a student government:
My primary goal as ASG Secretary of Campus Life and Events is to develop student spirit and to create a more communicative atmosphere on campus. I believe that enhancing student activity will strengthen the student body as a whole. Increased social engagement will boost success in two aspects of student life, both personal and academic. I am a creative, socially dynamic organizer; whose patience, innovative spirit, and tenacity are fostered by an active social-life. I also simultaneously completed 41 credits, maintained a 3.83 GPA, volunteered with Student Programs and worked a part-time job. To contribute to Bellevue College, I will coordinate events that create networking opportunities, revive Bellevue College’s school-spirit, and bridge the gap between students, clubs, programs, and the Associated Student Government. In order to actually succeed as a student body, we must follow this simple equation; commitment plus communication create community.

Maria Jimenez

Maria Jimenez


Mission Statement:

I will make sure that students have the chance to shine in their own way.

Why I want to run as a student government:
I want to run for the Campus Life and events position because I want to achieve one very important thing that is equality on campus. I believe that I have the ability to discover the unheard voices of BC; I want to make sure that everyone who wants to be heard is finally given the chance to speak out about their struggles. Being and undocumented student on campus has not been easy, yet with the help of friends I have been able to surpass that fear of being marginalized and kept invisible. I have the empowerment to lead others, who need help getting out of the horrible shadows where I once lived. My social skills can build the bridges for different groups to finally come together and help me create projects where everyone will feel safe and welcomed. I want to make BC a better place by bringing together amazing people

ASG Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Representative

Gebriel Amare

Gebriel Amare


Mission statement:

As the representative of Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship, I will go beyond than just ensuring the quality of technological resources available to students and staff by working as a liaison between Bellevue College students and clubs as well as to provide students with various discounts at local businesses.

3 Strengths:

Confident problem solver

Unique networking skills

Cooperative team player

Why I want to run as ASG government:

Bellevue college students are not connected to the opportunities that are available to them also students deserve more than just discounts on movie tickets. I seek to gain this position so that I can bring in more discounts for services and goods from local businesses but most importantly I want to work on creating a networking system that allows students and staff to be more aware of what activities are occurring on campus and outside of campus.
John Kariungi

John Kariungi


Mission Statement:

Be relentless as a principle and never back down till it’s done even especially when it’s not so comfortable!

Why I want to run as a student government:

I consider myself to be an innovator and would love to work for an organization that’s leading the future, ideals and interests of the students. I am highly motivated to get involved as this position relates to my area of study and expertise. I look forward to growing both personally and professionally bringing people together as the ASG Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Representative. I hope to gain experience that’s relevant and cutting edge. The diverse duties and responsibilities in the position truly excite me since I have great respect for the business startups, new emerging technology and gadgets.

ASG Environmental and Social Responsibility Representative

Lana Mack

Lana Mack


Mission Statement:

My goal is to use my abilities to share my knowledge and learn from others’, how to better live in and interact with nature in a harmonious way to improve the learning experience and nurture a diverse community at Bellevue College.

Why I want to run as a student government:
Achieving balance between humanity and the natural world is an ongoing challenge. My goal is to use my abilities to share my knowledge and learn from others, how to better live in and interact with nature in a harmonious way to improve the learning experience and nurture a diverse community at Bellevue College. I have a passion for helping to improve the lives of those around me and extensive experience working with people, which I believe will allow me to effectively represent the views and ideas of my fellow BC students and ensure that their voices are heard. I’ve spent the past several years researching the U.S. food system and making sense of the roles of economics, social justice, and the environment in human rights and prosperity. Through my work in animal nutrition, I’ve been able to obtain and spread knowledge in a positive manor while gaining a better understanding of the way nature functions, and where we fit in the lattice. I plan to use this opportunity to contribute my skills to the continuation of projects of improvement at BC, as well as the implementation of new practical ideas.

ASG Marketing and Public Relations Representative

Hsueh Wei Tai

Hsueh Wei Tai


Mission Statement:

My goal is to provide more chances for BC students to join school events, and make more friends, so that they will be able to have a comfortable and exciting school life.

Why I want to run as a student government:
Hi everyone!! My name is Hsueh Wei Tai, but you guys can call me Clare. I am running for the ASG Marketing and Public Relations Representative on 2014-2015. I have studied in Bellevue College almost three years because I attended in ESL (English as a Second Language) program in here before. I believe and I have the confidence that I can encourage and attract students to care more about their school lives and create their best experience in BC. Please feel comfortable to talk with if you guys have any problem.

ASG Chief Justice

Joel Allen

Joel Allen


“Passionate”              “Courageous”                “Trustworthy”

Mission Statement:

I would like to contribute to student excellence here at Bellevue College by, helping to create a student body that is aware of how their opportunities, paid for by their tuition, which can help  promote an engaging campus atmosphere, which in turn will be beneficial to overall student education.


Why I want to run as a student government:
I believe that I am a leader because I am one who can follow, as well as lead. Leadership comes when one can aptly decide between which of the two are necessary in the moment. To operate in the utilitarian idea of good for all those who follow, and are influenced by your actions, is an objective of any leader, and is something I aspire to achieve. Using counsel wisely and having strong self-efficacy are characteristics of a leader. I feel that my benevolent character will allow me to swiftly create bonds with students, which will allow for me to create a sincere relationship among those who I am serving. As a vocal leader, I believe my extroverted personality will work well in my ability to delineate the concerns of the students, in an effective manner. My public speaking ability will allow for me to offer a well versed interpretation of campus policy, which will allow me to make those unaware of certain conditions to become aware, and astute towards procedure. I believe that my promptness and diligence will help me to succeed in such a position that requires presence, as well as a strong work ethic. My strong sense of justice should translate well into this role, and allow for me to discern between proper and improper conduct in a timely manner.

ASG Associate Justice of Internal Affairs

Jordan Allen

Jordan Allen


Marisol Lopez

Marisol Lopez


Mission Statement

I want to contribute to Bellevue College by helping create an atmosphere  and campus life that is available, accessible and more than satisfying to the needs and wants of our students.

Why I want to run as a student government:
It would be an honor to be elected as Justice of Internal Affairs because it would give me an abundance of opportunity and networking to give our fellow students and facilitators the community activities we want. Working with a team of skilled individuals to better our events and campus life here at Bellevue College is what I strive to do. I want students to feel like they are a part of our school community and enjoy doing so. I believe I am qualified for this position because of my natural leadership ability. I have been a part of ASB before and  the position of captain for multiple sports teams. Always trying to lead by example, I am a team player, I enjoy creative brainstorming and I am open to everyone's ideas. I am self motivated and determined to make our dreams come alive and make Bellevue an even stronger community for success

ASG Associate Justice of External Affairs

VP of External Legislative Affairs

Teague Crenshaw

Teague Crenshaw


Mission Statement:
Why I want to run as a student government:


Teague Crenshaw will unite Bellevue College’s Office of Student Legislative Affairs and Associated Student Government enabling Bellevue College to strengthen its alliances with the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges’ Washington State Community and Technical Colleges Student Association, the Washington Student Association, and the United States Student Association. He has already worked with each student association as a member for this past year, most notably as a member of USSA’s National Queer Student Coalition. Within the coalition he has inspired both Chair Caitlin Quinn of University of California at Berkeley and Vice Chair Matthew Bobbink of Western Washington University to spread the demographics tracking of LGBTQ-identified students as the members of the SBCTC do and Bellevue College’s Affirmation of Inclusion which includes non-discrimination of LGBTQ-identified students nationwide. While most of his work has been in support of his own communities, he has allied himself across all of Bellevue College.

Changes to the ASG Constitution

Approve Amendment Adding a VP Position

Approve Amendment Adding a VP Position


In March 2014, the current Associated Student Government of Bellevue College voted to amend their constitution. This amendment concerns the addition of one position to the student government. The ASG Board of Directors voted to add a Vice President of External Legislative Affairs to better manage the ASG's efforts to lobby the city, state, and federal government on the behalf of students. This position would strengthen the ability of the ASG to represent student voice in public policy. This position would also work with other campuses to coordinate BC's participation in state wide days of action.
Deny Amendment Adding a VP Position

Deny Amendment Adding a VP Position


In March 2014, the current Associated Student Government of Bellevue College voted to amend their constitution. This amendment concerns the addition of one position to the student government. The ASG Board of Directors voted to add a Vice President of External Legislative Affairs to better manage the ASG's efforts to lobby the city, state, and federal government on the behalf of students. This position would strengthen the ability of the ASG to represent student voice in public policy. This position would also work with other campuses to coordinate BC's participation in state wide days of action.



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