ASG Election Candidates

ASG President

Eric Pattison

Eric Pattison


Mission Statement

As ASG President, my top priorities will be strengthening our Bulldog community, enhancing college transfer and job placement opportunities, and actively representing you, the students of Bellevue College.

Why I am running for student president

As president of BC’s Transformational Leadership Club, I am an experienced leader, turning student interests into realities.
With more than 400 hours of accredited volunteer service, business experience streamlining processes at an international cruise line, and having worked full-time as the Communications Specialist for a Seattle Mayoral campaign, I understand and appreciate the core requirements of serving as ASG President.

I am a Gold Medalist on the United States’ Table Tennis Para National Team, which demonstrates my drive to overcome major challenges and succeed as an athlete. I am committed to championing the diverse interests of BC students. Roll with Eric. He’ll roll for you.

Strengthening the Bulldog Community
I will work to increase funding and support for existing and new student-run activities

Enhancing Student Opportunities
I will assemble a student-elected panel as an advisory committee to the Center for Career Connections to better align opportunities with evolving student preferences

Actively Representing Students
I will initiate weekly forums, where students are invited to share ideas to improve campus life. Similarly, I will establish annual attendance requirements for ASG elected officials to ensure your ideas are heard and put into effect

My name is Eric Pattison. I ask for your vote, and would be honored to serve as your ASG President. (Ballots close May 4th) 

Gebriel Amare

Gebriel Amare


Mission Statement

It’s been a privilege to serve the Bellevue College community as a student government officer this past year. My commitment to actively fight for student rights on and off campus is stronger than ever. I welcome the opportunity to serve you all as the ASG President and to continue my contribution to the growth of our campus. In order for student rights to remain relevant and respected, we must be publicly engaged so that our voices are heard, and understood. If elected, I promise to be your voice and fight for what you need on campus.

My Goals

  • Transparency in the parking ticket appeal process
  • Work on a large Bellevue College concert for fall quarter
  • Increase student discounts at local stores and restaurants
  • Continue to find cheaper alternative ways for students to get textbooks
Joel Allent

Joel Allent


Committed      Experienced    Dynamic

Mission

As your ASG President, I will ensure as students we are represented in true form, bringing solutions to our concerns, highlighting opportunity for on-campus employment, and empowering the individuals served within this community.

Vision

My vision is to Raise the B.A.R., of what students can except from our institution.As the current ASG Chief Justice, Chair of the Judicial Board, I’ve become familiarized with rules and procedures, and know where best to direct our concerns, for most effective action. This year, I’ve logged well over 700+ hours of ASG experience, and was afforded unique insight into the structure of the Student Government.

Goals

Bridge the Gap

  • By publicizing ASG’s weekly Board of Directors meetings, we can effectively bridge the gap between students and their leadership.

Advocate for Student Body

  • With strong advocacy programs active on campus, maintaining an open office space will allow an expression of all concerns to be brought about the correct channels of communication.

Remain Accountable to Peers

  • With experience, it has been observed that empty promises are counterproductive to achieving student goals. I believe progress can be made that will empower students and benefit our community.

I look forward to serving you, vote Joel Allen, ASG President.   “WE ARE NOT ALONE”!

ASG VP of Student Affairs and Pluralism

Sasha Lee

Sasha Lee


Mission Statement

My mission is to utilize positive and dynamic leadership to foster student development, diversity, and establish a more informed and globally active community.

Why I want to be in ASG

I believe I will make the best Vice President because I understand and value the existence of diversity; but not only its existence, but the community, life and activism that is a product of it. My interest in student government comes from my passion to teach and inspire students to embrace their multiplicity—in both their hue and personality—and to see its beauty, in themselves and others. As Vice President I want to be every students’ number one fan: Encouraging them to continue to move forward and contributing to their growth through education, networking, and positive leadership.

ASG VP of Finance and Communication

Arik Israel

Arik Israel


Hello Bellevue College, My name is Arik Israel. I am running for the Vice President of Finance and Communication because I want to improve that campus for you. Thanks to my experience as President and Co-Founder of the Concerned Students Council, I know that there is somewhat of a disconnect between the Associated Student Government's goals and the  needs of the students. ASG should seek the input of regular students more consistently. For this to happen I want the all of the ASG members to exercise more  teamwork than they have in the past. This would ensure that everything the ASG team does benefits all students.

ASG is not the only place where communication needs to improve, I also plan for Clubs and Programs to communicate better with each other, with ASG, and with students. This will make more student informed about all the great opportunities on campus, which will allow us to have a bigger and better community.

I will also ensure that all financial decisions are made better. The current ASG ran out of funds a bit earlier than they expected. I am working with Hével Fernández, the current VP of Finance and Communication, to ensure that the same mistakes are not repeated. Thank you, vote for Arik Israel and make your opinion matter!

Frank Mueller

Frank Mueller


Hi, Bellevue College!
My name is Frank Mueller and I am running for Vice President of Finance and Communication. I’ve been part of the wonderful community that is Bellevue College since 2013, working towards an Associate’s Degree in Business. During my time as a student here I have been active both on and off the campus, representing BC at volunteering events with Girls on the Run and the Seattle Tilth Farm as well as taking part in many on-campus groups and opportunities.

I am passionate about helping the programs and clubs of Bellevue College thrive and about making the campus a better place for everyone.

As VP of Finance and Communication I will use my knowledge of finance and accounting to help expand and develop the clubs and programs of the campus. I will help programs manage their budgets for the most efficient and productive uses of your funds. I will work to identify possible avenues of financial growth for clubs and programs and help implement them.

Finally and most importantly, I will give the students of Bellevue College all the tools they need to have the best experience they can during this wonderful and important stage of their lives.

Megan Phan

Megan Phan


Megan knows the ins and outs of ASG and have previously worked as an ASG member overseeing an a million dollar student fund. With this experience she feels that she could contribute a lot to the position of VP of finance and communications. For example she knows the by laws, how project plans work, how preliminary procedure works, and how to manage the budget. She will ensure that student funds will be allocated judicially and ethically.

ASG Campus Life and Events Representative

Abner Pagunuran

Abner Pagunuran


Mission statement

As a liaison between student and Club/ASG/Administration, I aspire to ensure a trustworthy relationship as well as an inclusive, positive environment that, together; we can enjoy and be proud of.

Why I want to run for student government

My focus is to promote a positive atmosphere for students. We come from all around the world and all walks of life and we congregate here at Bellevue College. For that reason, I highly value incorporating and empowering the student body. I have a knack for event planning and with your help, we can organize fun events to unite and improve campus lifestyle. My leadership training and experience has reinforced my outgoingness, problem solving skills, and my abilities to seek ways to better the school from the very people who deserve to voice their opinion: the students.  Many students’ voices go unheard and I believe in advocating for empowerment because it is essential that students realize their importance because they are important; YOU ARE IMPORTANT! Fulltime, part-time, international, running start, all students; YOU MATTER! So please, help me help you. Vote for me, and together we can transform BC from just a college, to a community.

Valeriia Borodina

Valeriia Borodina


I want to make Bellevue College more interesting in terms of what kind of events we host by developing student spirit and organizing quality events. I would like to organize 400 + attendees events, promote ASG by creating YouTube channel, and create a better system of communication with clubs and programs. YouTube is the internet’s second largest search engine and the largest video search engine in the world. And it is a big mistake that we don’t use this resource to communicate and interact with BC community. I would like to make monthly updates about the work ASG is doing and information about campus life. The events hosted by ASG don’t spark interest like they could. However, I suggest we organize events that will bring more attention for example Glow Paint party. The paint is certified nontoxic, washable and biodegradable which would follow the style of our sustainable campus. Communication with clubs and programs is also a very necessary part of ASG life. I want to meet with clubs and programs at last one time per quarter to talk about policy and different updates. I would like to guide them and also learn from their past experiences.

ASG Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Representative

Jessy Liao

Jessy Liao


Mission Statement

I will utilize all my skills and experiences to provide the student body with opportunities to succeed, as well as connect them to these opportunities and ensure they are getting the best resources that are available.

Why I am running
My main purpose in running is providing you, the students, the opportunity to excel beyond your limits whilst giving you the necessary tools to do so. As a first year student I understand the struggle of beginning a career path. I promise to provide every student the opportunity to excel, and to stand out above others by sharing the resources that I have accumulated throughout the year. Having been deeply involved in this school since I enrolled at Bellevue College, I have familiarized myself with the opportunities that the school provides. I have joined clubs, participated in undergraduate research, obtain scholarships, was offered an internship at IDtech, and was able to be a part of a NSF (National Science Foundation) granted course where I have learned about professionalism and leadership. My skills and experiences will be at the disposal of all students, and I will aid each and every student who comes seeking help. I strive to network students from every department in this school to resources that allow them to succeed.

Muhammad Hussain

Muhammad Hussain


Hello my name is Muhammad Hussain. I was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts but have moved back and forth between Seattle and Boston. I decided to run for the ASG because I want to represent the student’s voice to the school. I’m always hearing students complaining about how limited amount of paper they can print per quarter here at BC or how terrible the Wi-Fi is. Therefore I want to come and change that, I want to bring change to this school by providing the students here what they want and when they want it. As far as my qualifications go, I like to work with all types of people regardless of their beliefs, race, sexual orientation and political ideologies. I’m involved a lot on campus as I am a board member of the MSA, SACNAS and a member of the Arabic club and a volunteer for Peer to Peer. I also have collaborated with other clubs and organizations on campus to set up events like an upcoming event on Malcolm X and petitioning to get halal, kosher, vegan and gluten free food on campus. As the Emerging Tech and Entrepreneurial Representative at BC I want to:

  • Spread awareness about the opportunities a student has here on campus ex) free. amazon prime, BC One Drive cloud, Microsoft office certification, BC Student Commerce and more.
  • Increase the number of prints a student gets per quarter.
  • Enhance our Wi-Fi here on campus and minimize the problems we have.
  • Invite speakers from tech companies in the area and have them talk about what life in the professional world is like and etc.
  • Make Canvas more user friendly and solve problems students have with it.
  • Provide assistance to students who need help for applying for Business and STEM related fields by giving them a mentor from a specific University.

Thank you, and please vote for me!

ASG Environmental and Social Responsibility Representative

Henry LeVallee

Henry LeVallee


Do you wish to leave behind a planet of community, awareness, and positive activity? Do you not more wish to attend a school that reflects those same values? As ASG Environment and Social Responsibility Representative, I will make apparent to the student body and faculty how to live a proactive, sustainable lifestyle everyday! I frequently volunteer with organizations such as EarthCorps and Puget Sound Keepers. These organizations educate about sustainability and environmental awareness, plus they could always use more people in attendance, PLUS they are free and fun! Partnering up Bellevue College with organizations like these would be a hugely positive symbiotic relationship, to say the least. I want Bellevue College to work out its "Sustainability Muscle" so well, that recycling, reducing, and composting are as easy as smiling. Have a great day and I would very much appreciate your vote and support!

ASG Marketing and Public Relations Representative

Terence Chan

Terence Chan


My name is Terence Chan and I am running for the ASG Market and Public Relations Representative. I believe my personality and skills are a good fit for the position.

I bring both marketing and public relational experience to this position. I was the chair of my Chinese Club in Hong Kong for two years where I promoted our club. Also, I have developed strong communication skills as the captain of the debate team in high school. This experience prepared me to work under pressure.

I am interested in this important position because I enjoy serving people and being involved in making Bellevue College a better place.

ASG Chief Justice

Trygve Vandal

Trygve Vandal


My experience with laws stems back to middle school where I used them to gain rights for myself in court. Later in Highschool I studied law out of personal interest and to compete for my school’s DECA team.

A few years later I started participating in The Autism Navigator program at Bellevue College where I found a renewed love for law and advocacy. However no longer was my passion in law just personal. I had learned to use law to stand up for myself but found how tricky and complicated law is. This resulted in chartering The Equal Minds club that promotes neurodiversity. Just recently I competed for Bellevue DECA team in Law and Ethics and helped DECA navigate the various bylaws, policies and procedures.

The law represents what we value, it’s there to protect us all equally and fairly. This is a right not something you should be forced to become a lawyer to be given access to. I hope to be given the ability regardless of being elected to stand by you to uphold your rights. I may not agree with you but never will I refuse to lend assistance in navigating the law & uphold your rights.

ASG Associate Justice of Internal Affairs

Marisol Lopez

Marisol Lopez


Hello Bellevue College! My name is Marisol Lopez and I am your current Justice of Internal Affairs. I am re-running this year because I truly enjoyed serving in this position. There is still a lot of opportunities to get work done and I want to be the one to see this through.

With my previous experience in ASG, I have gained the familiarity and knowledge that will better prepare me to assist you next year; my expertise in procedures and by-laws make me the best candidate to find effective solutions to your issues. In addition I believe it is imperative to ensure transparency on our part and will make sure you know what your student government is tackling. As a part of the Judicial Board I strive to keep justice within the institution that is fair and pro-student.

As a member of next year’s ASG I would put effort into everything: Being available to you, fighting for issues that matter to you, and planning events entertaining to all. I constantly view things from your perspective. As a student myself, I understand that balancing school, work and life itself can be a handful. Help me help you in making your school year a smooth, exciting and successful journey. Go Bulldogs!

Mecaele Alemayehu

Mecaele Alemayehu


BC students face many problems on campus; such as, unreasonable parking fines, expensive textbooks and food prices in the cafeteria. Secondly, as the third largest campus in the state we don’t host artists of any kind. As an individual we can not change anything, we have to come together and be engaged with the politics of our school. As an active member in the community, it is my responsibility to use this opportunity for the good of my peers. I welcome you all to participate with me in the growth and change of our campus. Empower me to serve our community.

My Goals

  • Easen the process of appealing parking tickets
  • Collaborate with student leaders to execute a Bellevue College concert
  • Increase student discounts at local stores and restaurants
  • Provide more class textbooks for rent in library

ASG Associate Justice of External Affairs

VP of External Legislative Affairs

Paul Bell

Paul Bell


For the last 2 years Paul Bell has devoted his time to advocating for Bellevue College Students.

  • Building student surveys to gather input on what is important to Students on this campus
  • Framing legislative agendas that address key student concerns
  • Establishing strong working relationships with Legislators and other government officials
  • Working with student leaders from Schools across the state on issues affecting all students
  • Identifying key stakeholders and groups to partner with to make our efforts more effective
  • Strengthening the reputation of Bellevue College students as a force in Governmental Affairs
  • Expanding our Student Advocacy program to create more opportunities for students
  • Developing an understanding of how to help students navigate the political process
  • Advocating for our students on key issues at every level of government
  • Putting student interests first

The Students of Bellevue College deserve to have that Experienced Passionate Leadership working for them in a position where that level of advocacy can be most effective. Continue to Empower the Student Voice. Vote for Paul Bell for ASG VP of Legislative Affairs. Part of the Diversity United Ticket.

 

 

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