Student Leadership Center
The Student Leadership Center promotes adult development, student success, and cultural diversity on campus, and assists in recruitment, retention, and development of a spirit of community on campus. Student Activities are organized to create an atmosphere for self-directed learning and an opportunity for encountering diverse cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles. Emphasis is on program variety and service to diverse populations. Programs are organized in response to student interest, allowing the staff to assess and respond quickly to the emerging student needs and interests.
Getting to know your SLC Staff
Hi! My name is Rezina Habtemariam and I am the Program Support Supervisor in the Student Leadership Center. Although I was born in southern California, I was raised mainly in Seattle. I attended Shoreline Community College and later transferred to Seattle University. When I reflect on my college experience, I think about my time at SCC. Having amazing professors and the opportunity to study abroad in South Africa contributed to a wonderful experience. I graduated from SU with my degree in International Studies and Global African Studies. I enjoy working with college students and being able to help create a dynamic college experience for all students. I absolutely love to eat, dance, do yoga, read, write and watch movies!
Hello there, my name is Lisa Smith and I am the Secretary in the Student Leadership Center. My job is to support and provide our amazing student leaders, staff members and student organizations with student programs and activities. It is my absolute pleasure and honor to observe our students grow with excitement, enthusiasm, and a passion for life through the co/curricular experience. I often forget how old I am, because they keep me young in spirit! I love animals, enjoy music, walking, film, reading, and eating out.
Associated Student Government
The Associated Student Government (ASG) is composed of ten paid representatives, all of whom are hired or elected during Spring quarter. Each position has specific responsibilities outlined in the Student Body Association Constitution and Bylaws. The Associated Student Government manages the Student Services and Activities (SS&A) Fee budget (which funds RSOs, organizations, and programs), the Student Technology Fee budget, the Sustainable Commuter Option Fee (SCOF) budget, and the PUB Renovation Fee Budget. New clubs and organizations are approved through Parliament, and meetings serve as a forum for student issues and concerns. Other responsibilities of the ASG are outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws, available on the Documents page or in the Student Leadership Center (Room 9301).
The Associated Student Government is composed of ten paid representatives, all of whom are hired or elected during Spring quarter. Each position has specific responsibilities outlined in the Associated Student Government Constitution (ASG) and Bylaws. The ASG Board manages the Student Services and Activities (SS&A) Fee budget (which funds RSOs, organizations, and programs), the Student Technology Fee budget, the Sustainable Commuter Option Fee (SCOF) budget, and the PUB Renovation Fee Budget. New clubs and organizations are approved through ASG, and meetings serve as a forum for student issues and concerns. Other responsibilities of the ASG are outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws, available under the ASG tab page or in the Student Leadership Center (Room 9301).
Getting to knows your Officer
Associated Student Government President Ashley Cowan
My name is Ashley Cowan, and I am your Associated Student Government President! I served as a Student Representative in the 2013-14 school year, and I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to come back and serve my second term as President (2014-2016).
I am a member of the Career Education Options (CEO) program, which provides advising, tuition, books and other options for students pursuing their high school diploma through community college. I’m hoping to transfer to the University of Washington to pursue a degree in International Studies and Political Science. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, running, biking, swimming and pretty much anything outdoors. I am expected to graduate from SCC in spring of 2016.
My job is to act as a liaison between the students and the administration of the college. I chair ASG Board Meetings, meetings which are held the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. I also am currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Washington Community and Technical College Student Association (WACTCSA), which works to advocate for student needs in Olympia.
Feel free to contact me when you need assistance and/or direction with anything SCC related this next year!
Office Hour: Monday – Thursday
ASG President Minh Vo
My name is Minh Vo. It’s my honor to serve as your Vice President for 2015-2016. I’m an international student from Vietnam, majoring in Biochemistry. I’m planning to transfer to a 4-year university to continue my education in biochemistry.
As a Vice President, I will serve as a representative and advocate for student interests on behalf of both the AS-SCC and of ASG at SCC Campus Wide Committees. I’m also responsible for effective communication and connection between member of ASG, faculty, staff, and the administration of the Student Leadership Center.
My main objective is not to simply make our years at SCC amazing, but to help make our classes into a family. My goal is to build not only the class of 2015-2016 but classes in the future into a cohesive unit of fantastic individuals. Every student should feel like a part of the family we have here, and I want to make sure that happens. We live a uniquely fantastic life here at SCC, but there is always room for improvement and change. I will dedicate myself to my class and my school so that no one can describe their year at SCC as anything other than great. I think we really should get to know the people who we will be spending two years of our lives with. Not just names and faces, let’s actually form friendships. Let’s foster a community that supports one another, no matter what.
In my free time, I enjoy volunteering, listening and helping others. I’m also a fan of soccer and boxing.
I want you all to know that I’m here to listen, to help, and just be there for anyone that needs a friend. I truly look forward to getting to know you better, and working on your behalf, so please let me know your ideas and suggestions. I am motivated to be someone you can rely on, and committed to the success of our class.
ASG Technological Affairs Officer Tam Nguyen
My name is Tam Nguyen, I am the Technological Affairs Officer. I currently major in Mechanical engineering and planning to transfer to a 4 years University. I’m Vietnamese American and moved from Vietnam to Washington State 7 years ago. I have lived in Shoreline ever since. Beside from being an ASG Board member I work as a restaurant manager for three years. I also work as a banquet server for Aramark at the Washington State Convention Center and the Husky stadium. Before joining the ASG board, I worked as a librarian/media assistant in Shoreline CC library. I am an officer in many active clubs here at SCC and was involved in many major event such as the winter ball. I enjoy volunteering at my church, even though it stopped due to schedule conflict. I am planing to go back this upcoming year. When I’m not working or volunteering I enjoy hiking with friends, cooking, snowboarding and visiting parks and viewpoints around Seattle at night. At home, I collect action figures and merchandise as a hobby. I currently have hundreds of collectable items. My goal for this year as a Technological Officer is to unite the ASG board with all the recognized student organization and other programs such as A&E and IPM. One of my projects is to create a new website and using it as a central location for all the important information, including past and future events. To help inform, connect and create more of opportunity for students to get them involved and provide more transparency for them.
Feel free to contact me at Studenttech@shoreline.edu
ASG Budget and Finance Officer Rich Dait
Aloha! My name is Rich Dait and I am honored and excited to serve as your Budget and Finance officer for the 2015-2016 school year. My primary responsibilities will be to preside over the student services and activities fee (SS&A) committee and facilitate the mini-grant process. In addition, I will work closely with administration, clubs and programs to ensure that funds generated from student fees are managed and allocated appropriately. Transparency is vital in establishing trust between student government and the student population of Shoreline Community College. Nevertheless, I am a proponent of change and educational success. I will make it a point that every voice is heard by actively engaging in various activities that promote student well-being.
As you can see, I am not your ordinary college student. I have been to school before, but my head was not in the game. I worked several jobs and as they say, life happened. I gained much needed real world experience and invaluable skills that have transformed me into a more confident person. Now, I am back and taking the bull by the horn. This will be my second year at SCC. I intend to transfer to the University of Washington Seattle campus and major in computer science. Ultimately, I want to work in the field of cyber security and help design robust security systems to prevent vulnerabilities; therefore, safeguard highly sensitive company information as well as personal data.
Besides school, I love spending time with my significant other and walking my adorable pomeranian. They mean the world to me. Some people read in their spare time, while others play video games. I, on the other hand, like to eat. Yes, I am a foodie. At least twice a week, you can find me at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant or street market feasting on some of the best food the city has to offer. Decadent desserts are my achilles heel. Apart from dining out, I am an avid hiker. There is something exhilarating about exploring the unknown and pushing yourself to the limit. Lastly, I draw inspiration from quotes. Here is my favorite of all time. Enjoy!
“It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us, and makes us unique. If you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound reinvention.”
– Conan O’Brien’s 2011 Dartmouth College Commencement Address
Please do not hesitate and send me an email with any concern you may have. I would be glad to address your issue in depth and find a viable solution, if possible.
Monday: 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Wednesday: 1:30 pm – 3 pm
Hi everybody. My name is Greyelle Raven, but you can just call me El. I’m currently studying English and Japanese in hopes of teaching ESL abroad in the future. I have a strong interest in foreign languages, politics, and law, but also in martial arts and creative writing.
As the Officer of Governmental Affairs, I will be actively encouraging students to vote in campus, local/state, and federal elections, working to provide students with the resources to do so, and pursuing projects to promote civic engagement both on and off campus. In addition, I will be serving on the Policy and Procedure committee to help rework the college’s bylaws, and conducting the elections and hiring process for student government.
If you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions – whether they are related to government or not – please feel free to send me an email, or drop by the SLC. As an ASG officer, I value your input!
ASG Social Justice Officer Social Justice Officer
ASG Sustainability Officer Laura Humiston
ASG Recognized Student Organizations Officer Winston Lee
My name is Winston Lee. I am your ASG Recognized Student Organizations Officer. I served as an Office Assistant for the Student Leadership Center last year and was elected as the 2015-2016 RSO Officer in May 2015. It is my great pleasure to serve in the Associated Student Government this year.
“Moving Forward Together, to scale new heights” is my vision for Shoreline Community College. I want students to love studying in Shoreline. This will be a very important year for the students at Shoreline and the student government to establish a transparent system, supervise school systems, and ensure that students have the right to know. We need your support so pay close attention to Student Government’s latest news.
The “3R Policy” (Restore, Renew and Restart) is my governance strategy for our Recognized Student Organizations (Clubs/ RSO) system. In the 2015-2016 school year, we will have over 45 Clubs/RSOs who will provide entertainment and events for our students. The “3R Policy” is a first stage in the reform program, communication is an important key of the policy. An institutionalized United Club Council Committee Meeting is requested. A council meeting will be held every month, and I will also hold weekly seminars with no more than 20 RSOs at a time. We encourage students and RSOs to do more than they think they can, to maximize the function and potential of the organization. Moreover to contribute to the school.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I am always here ready to listen.
Officer Hour (Fall 2015):
Tuesday to Thursday: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Friday: 11:30am – 12:30pm
ASG Communication Officer Chronos Chow
Major in Business
In case you haven’t already met me, my name is Chronos. I was growing up in Hong Kong which is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Because of the global environment of diversity, I have many experiences to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I believe those diverse experiences can cultivate my sense of Multicultural awareness and help me pool all the diverse knowledge and people to strengthen team’s productivity and responsive to changing conditions.
One of my great skills is to communicate with new people without being afraid of meeting strangers. In addition, I am not afraid of facing challenges, and good at working as individual and group. At the age of 16, I started to work in my country which is Hong Kong and Australia. Because I started working at the young age, I am patience, cooperative and understandable.
As a member of ASG(Associated Student Government), I will represent all the diversity student body by being a listener, a consultant and a problem-solver. My position, the Communication officer, requires punctuality, team work and social skills that able to communicate with variety of people. I believe all the skills that I have learned from working with people and experience can help me to be successful in this position.
Moreover, I believe that conversation is always the best way to solve any issues, and I will always communicate with any diverse student who has had an issue with me or the school. I consider his/her point of view and concern before I take on any decision. I will try to solve the problem in a manner way and give my consideration on the problem solution and the people who are asking for help.