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Don’t forget to vote for your Student Senate Executive Board Officers during the week of October 20-24.

It is very important that you participate in the election. Below you will find information about the candidates. Then, you will be ready to easily and securely vote online from any computer or location.

To vote, log into your NHCC email. Open the email from Moussa Cisse, Student Senate Vice President, with a subject title “NHCC Student Senate Election!” The email will provide additional instructions, along with a secure link to cast your vote. Voting will close on Friday, October 24 at 4pm. Results will be announced following the closing of the polls. 

Meet Your Senate Executive Board Candidates

Ajuo
Basil Ajuo - Senate President Candidate

What skills will you bring to Student Senate?
Extensive leadership and organizational skills; public speaking and representation skills; broad understanding of cultural diversity and enthusiasm; academic and fundraising skills; teamwork and persuasive skills.

What area of concern would you like Student Senate to focus on?
Promoting understanding of the issues that matter to students such as equity, equality, cultural understanding, advocacy for more support for underrepresented, with challenging backgrounds, and student success.

What personal gains do you hope to receive from the Student Senate?
Increase ability in orating and leadership skills, increase representation and advocacy skills, increase understanding of all people.

 

Carter
Doneva Carter - Senate President Candidate

What skills will you bring to Student Senate?
I am a great leader; I have owned my current business for over 15 years; I also sit on the Brooklyn Park Long Range Planning and Senior Committee.

What area of concern would you like Student Senate to focus on?
Graduation of more students.

What personal gains do you hope to receive from the Student Senate?
Open my mind to how a governing body works. Would love to become the Governor of Minnesota.

 


Eunice Ibama - Senate President Candidate

What skills will you bring to Student Senate?
Leadership, communication, and organizational skills to the Senate.

What area of concern would you like Student Senate to focus on?
I want to focus on education, music and sports for the students. Find things to make them have greater experiences.

What personal gains do you hope to receive from the Student Senate?
Just learning on how to be a better leader and gain an experience I'll use in my future career.

 

Kingsley
Charles Kingsley - Senate President Candidate

What skills will you bring to Student Senate?
I will bring leadership skills to the Student Senate that include honesty, integrity, and courage.

What area of concern would you like Student Senate to focus on?
Diversity, Academic. I would also want Student Senate to focus on the school policy, and also the Tutoring Department.

What personal gains do you hope to receive from the Student Senate?
To gain more leadership experience, and the ability to work with students from different backgrounds.

 

Nesheim
Deborah Nesheim - Senate Secretary Candidate

What skills will you bring to Student Senate?
Strength, communication, leadership, organization, friendliness, positive support.

What area of concern would you like Student Senate to focus on?
The needs of our students, diversity, office expansion.

What personal gains do you hope to receive from the Student Senate?
Expansion on Student Support Services, to be a positive role model, peer mentor growth.

 

Pugh
Audua Pugh - Senate Public Relations Coordinator Candidate

What skills will you bring to Student Senate?
I am approachable, personable, and I am previously a walking advertisement for this school. I encourage students and support them. I use social media daily and I have good communication skills. I am committed to my education and I have a goal.

What area of concern would you like Student Senate to focus on?
Hearing and respecting the voices of the students. Embracing our diverse student community is a must. We as a college need to come together and understand we are more alike than different.

What personal gains do you hope to receive from the Student Senate?
To establish a community. Build lifelong relationships, and build trust between students, faculty, and staff.

 

Tye
Spencer Tye - Senate Public Relations Coordinator Candidate

What skills will you bring to Student Senate?
Excellent critical thinking skills. Talents from multiple disciplines of science, technology, art and writing. Skilled communicator. Knowledge in marketing and graphic design. Experience in IT.

What area of concern would you like Student Senate to focus on?
Accountability, efficacy, dependability, and visibility. Addressing incompetence with proper education. Creating programs/initiatives allowing success to be more attainable by students. Diversity.

What personal gains do you hope to receive from the Student Senate?
I expect networking to benefit me indirectly, but there is nothing I want from the Student Senate beyond the opportunity to help my fellow students achieve excellence.

 

Mission
The Student Senate is the official voice of NHCC Students.  

 

Fall 2014 Meeting Information
All Full Senate Meetings will be held in CBT 169 from 2:30-4:00 pm.


  • September 17, 2014
  • October 2, 2014
  • October 23, 2014
  • November 6, 2014
  • November 20, 2014
  • December 11, 2014

Student Senate Meeting Minutes 
Minutes from Fall 2014 full Student Senate meetings will be added here after each meeting. If you would like to request to speak at a meeting or present an agenda item, email SSenate@nhcc.edu.

2014-2015 Executive Board Officers
The Student Senate shall include 6 officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, Public Relations Coordinator, Treasurer, and Legislative Coordinator. Officers shall be elected in annual elections under guidelines stated in the Constitution and By-laws.

  • Acting President: Moussa Cisse
  • Vice President: Moussa Cisse
  • Treasurer: Kasey Fox
  • Legislative Coordinator: Debra Tucker
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Public Relations Coordinator: Vacant

Eligibility

All officers shall act in accordance with the Constitution. The term for Executive Board Officers is one year beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30th of the following year. Executive Board Officers may run for and serve a second term. No one may serve as an officer of the Student Senate for more than two years.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • All Student Senate Executive Board Officers shall attend all Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) General Assembly meetings. Appeals may be made to the Student Senate Executive Board.
  • The President shall preside at all Student Senate meetings, represent the Student Senate to the college and others, and shall convene the Executive Board at least monthly during an academic term.
  • The Vice President shall assume the duties and responsibilities during the President’s absence.
  • The Secretary shall record the minutes of Student Senate and maintain a permanent record of said minutes on the Student Senate computer along with a hard copy on file in the Student Senate office.
  • The Public Relations Coordinator shall be responsible for posting the agenda on the Student Senate bulletin boards two (2) days prior to a Student Senate meeting.
  • The Legislative Coordinator shall be responsible for all legislative affairs of the Student Senate that shall be conducted in the best interest of North Hennepin Community College student body.

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Contact Information

Laura Nikolas
Interim Director of Student Life and Student Senate Advisor
763-424-0802

Student Senate
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