2012-2013 SGA Executive Officers
Click on a candidate's name below to go to his/her photo and platform statement.
|President||Vice President||Secretary||Public Information Officer||Treasurer|
|Sara Dir||Riyam AL Ghrary||Jeannelle Anderson||Asia Bartholomew||Santosha Beaty|
My name is Sara Dir; and I am an International student originally from Belgrade, Serbia, who was raised in Toronto, Canada. I am currently completing my second year at CPCC, and I plan to transfer to a university to major in Education and Languages.
Over the course of this year, I have had the privilege to serve the student body as the Student Government Association’s Vice-President. During this time I have gained invaluable experience and knowledge that I would be able to utilize if I were elected President. Through my participation in SGA, I have had the opportunity to volunteer for events such as Student Resource Day, Fall Fest, and the MLK Challenge, which have strengthened my communication skills and problem-solving skills. In addition to community service, I understand the importance of education; and I have displayed my strong work ethic through my membership in SGA and Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society (PTK) and through my attainment of the CPCC Outstanding Student Award for the Associate in Arts (2010) and the Student Excellence Award (NCCCS).
There are many obstacles that a student must overcome to be successful; and this reality is one that I am very familiar with, being a student as well. The dedication and perseverance that I have witnessed from my peers have encouraged me to better myself and to reach out to help others. I strongly believe that maintaining a welcoming environment is integral to the positive experience of any student. In order to encourage and stimulate success, students need to be aware of the resources and support at their disposal and their accessibility to them. With a support group, a student develops a sense of belonging and is able to identify him or herself with others. This, in turn, helps students develop important skills that will aid them later in life; and it also encourages them to commit to making a difference in their communities.
My desire is to implement a sense of community on campus and to mirror sentiments of unity to students through events and activities. My motivation to work with others and help them reach their full potential will assist me in creating an environment that will nurture their growth. We all have the power and the potential to make a difference, so let us work together to achieve success. Thank you.
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My name is Riyam Al Ghrary, I am a full-time student completing my third semester here at CPCC. I have moved to the U.S five years ago not knowing a word in English. I have advanced greatly since then and adapted to the language and culture. Due to the language barrier, I was not able to be as involved as I liked to be in high school, but things have changed and I am not wasting the opportunity to become involved here at CPCC.
Although, this is only my first year at CPCC, I have made sure to be as involved as I possibly can with school activities and events. I started my first semester at CPCC two weeks after my high school graduation as a part of the Summer Bridge Program. I have participated in the Peer Mentoring Program and Leadership Academy, became a member of Phi Theta Kappa- the international honor society of two-year colleges- and Mu Alpha Theta – the national math honor society-, and proudly served as a Senator for the Student Government Association for two semesters. As a Senator in SGA, I have participated in and planned school events, served on committees, and gained tremendous knowledge and skill. Being involved at CPCC opened many opportunities for me and shaped me into a responsible, dedicated, leader.
It was a big jump, from not being as involved in high school to being very involved in every aspect of school and student life in a matter of months. It was a positive change. My ideas are now tangible. They are no longer ideas, they have become projects that students can witness and benefit from. That feeling is priceless, and I want every student to experience that. As a senator, I have advocated for more student involvement. I would love for my peers to become more involved and utilize what the school has to offer in service activities, clubs, and organizations that can build character, friendships, and leadership skills that would serve them well no matter what career path they choose to take. Obtaining the position of Vice President of SGA will allow me greater opportunities to serve the students at CPCC and further advocate for student involvement. More student involvement leads the students to become better communicators, effective leaders, and well-rounded students. I strongly encourage that since it is my greatest pleasure to see others succeed and reach their full potential.
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My name is Jeanelle Anderson and I am currently in the process of receiving an Associate in Arts degree so I can transfer to a four-year university to earn my Masters degree in Business. I started attending Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in the fall of 2011 and I am currently in my second semester. For my first semester, I was able to achieve my goal to receive straight A’s and I am proud to say that I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa. A great and successful college experience as a student in my opinion is receiving good grades, becoming involved in clubs/organizations, and taking advantage of all the beneficial events on campus. My goals while attending CPCC are not only to be a student of high academic achievement, but also to be involved around campus, which is the reason why I am currently a senator for Student Government Association (SGA). Being a part of SGA has provided me with great opportunities and has also taught me new leadership and communication skills. I enjoy being a part of SGA because I am able to organize events that benefit all students on campus. Even though I am currently a senator, I would like to be more involved in SGA and with the organizational skills that I possess, a good transition would be to become secretary. I’m an honest, trustworthy, reliable, and well organized person. I am able to relate and communicate to a variety of students. If appointed as secretary I will be able to utilize my leadership skills as well as learn new skills. The qualities that make a good leader are honesty, selflessness, and reliability. To be a good leader one has to be involved, committed, and trustworthy. A good leader needs to be able to relate, communicate, notice the needs of the community, and do his/her best to complete them. I know that I am more than able to and will present all these qualities and traits of a good leader in the position of secretary. I am looking forward to using my leadership skills as the new secretary of SGA.
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As a student leader I strive to keep progressing with in my surroundings. I joined student government not knowing anyone or truly anything about the organization. I’ve served as a representative and senator. Although each time I changed positions I was gaining responsibility, I also gained some pretty substantial values to take with me in my education and employment endeavors. Being reliable and consistent are two things that I worked hard on with joining student government association and I believe it has brought me to a new chapter of leadership. All of the executive members serve a purpose with a great deal of importance but I felt like public information officer would be a perfect fit for my personality. I love being informed and making others aware of different campus events. I love writing reflections on the events I attended for extra credit in my classes. I’m always up to date with the latest trending topics. I stay involved and try my best to encourage others in doing the same. Since I joined this organization, I have facilitated games and given many speeches to prospective students touring the campus. I want to be public information officer because I feel like these are all great qualities for someone who is there to inform the students of the college. As Public information officer I would get the word out on every event, take picture to save the memories, and also blog about the experiences on the cp student life blog. I believe I had made my way up the food chain in SGA and want to go higher. I am a team player, a creative mind, I have developed great communication skills, and I’m technologically savvy.
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My name is Santosha Beaty and I am a full-time student attending Central Piedmont Community College. I will begin my fourth semester in the fall and will be working on receiving my Associates of Arts. After receiving my degree I plan to transfer to a four year institution where I can obtain my Bachelor's Degree and eventually Master’s Degree in Finance and Economics.
After my first semester, I began taking classes at Central campus where I began to get more involved. First I participated in Student Leadership Academy where I learned about myself and others and gained knowledge and experience in what makes a great leader. I also attended the Leadership Conference last semester where I was capable of continuing my personal growth and development and also made some new friends. With that, I ran for the position of Fundraising Chair for the Go Global student organization and was elected during the spring term. Since then I have volunteered for the Skyline Run and PTK honor ceremony. I hope to continue to be actively involved within my community. Even though I only had the chance to participate in a few activities from each one I have gained a valuable experience.
I am running for the position of treasurer because I am passionate in taking on a challenging position that will provide me with experience that will be beneficial towards my desired career. I am a frugal person that loves math, technology, and is capable of balancing the books. I am a straight A student that is content in performing any job to the best of my ability. I feel that with this position I can bring a work ethic that is always hard working and never gives up. I have a dedication to a student body that will allow me to keep students best interest at heart even under intense pressure from opposition. I have a passion that will drive me to ensure that the job gets done no matter what.
As treasurer I will effectively manage our annual Student Government Association budget. I hope to be actively involved in student activities and make sure that students are aware of how their money is being spent.
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