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NICHOLAS DONN, President Management Information Systems
49ers! My name is Nicholas Donn and I want to represent you by running for ASI President. I am a fifth year Management of Information Systems major. My dream of representing your interests as President began two years ago when I started working in the University Student Union through ASI. My time at CSULB and my experience with ASI has given me a strong understanding and passion for what our school can do for its students. Although our ASI presidents in the past have worked to get you new programs and services, I believe that we can continue that legacy and even surpass it with your input and my leadership. I am not pleased with our current student government. I believe that when elected, I can launch new policies that will hold elected officials accountable and decrease the disconnect between students and those elected. My vision is to create an administration that does something for you and our school that we can both be proud of. If elected as President I plan to: • • • •
Fight for your interests EVERY SINGLE DAY Implement plans to improve parking on upper campus Revamp our campus life with entertainment events/concerts Inform the student body weekly of our goals, accomplishments, and failures through social and printed media. You should be aware of what we’re doing at all times.
I cannot assure you that I can lower our tuition and prevent overcrowding in our classes. I can promise you that if elected, you will have a strong ally in your student government that is concerned for your interests and ambitions. I too am a student. I will not rest until my vision is accomplished. If you demand something more from your student government, please vote for me. Let’s do something significant. GO BEACH.
ELIZABETH GAMBOA, President History
President of the College Republicans Member of Long Beach Republican Women Federated
Hello everyone, I am Elizabeth Gamboa a junior History major from Mecca, CA. I am currently the lead ballot proponent for the efforts to Bring Back 49er Football! Also, I am the president of the College Republicans and part of Long Beach Republican Women Federated. I am a big US Constitution buff and have a strong understanding of the ASI bylaws. Understanding the ASI bylaws is essential to being a strong leader. Having an open door policy and the desire to listen to any student who has an idea, concern, or recommendation is my goal. My philosophy on being ASI president is that I work for the students and that is the type of tone I will set across for the ASI, if elected as your president. My vision for CSULB includes changing the university name to Long Beach State University. I am also proposing changing the mascot from Prospector Pete to the Tongvah Rebels. Why Tongvah rebels you may ask, because our campus was the home to the Indian tribe before CSULB existed, and having Prospector Pete the 49er as a mascot is not paying respect to the Natives that lost their life due to the Gold Rush brought on by 49ers in 1849. In addition, I will aggressively explore the option of adding a Greek Row by commissioning a feasibility study to organize students who wish to see that mater through. I am also in favor of reinstating CSULBâ€™s football program that was suspended in 1991. These three things would assure that CSULB becomes even more prestigious then I already is, and increase the value of our degree. Elect me, I promise to serve you humbly and sincerely. I will do my best to make CSULB a better place for all with my visionary proposals for change and progress.
JOHN HABERSTROH, President History
Member of Phi Beta Kappa
Hey 49ers! My name is John Haberstroh and I am running for ASI President. I am currently a senior in the Honors History Program and Iâ€™ll be starting in the Graduate History Program this fall. What sets me apart from other candidates is the fact that I know how to think critically about all issues concerning the students of CSULB. As a 4.0 history student and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, I have been recognized for my strong academic performance, breadth of knowledge, and critical thinking ability. I need your vote in this election in order to accomplish several goals that will help the university and its most important asset, THE STUDENTS. Here are some things that I want to do to when elected: - Continue the fight against tuition and fees increases in Sacramento - Make ASI more visible on campus by promoting events and programs - Parking ticket and meter reforms - Improve crosswalk safety on Campus Drive West - Continue the values and ideas that make CSULB stand out among the best universities in the West I believe that the students of CSULB deserve the best possible leader to represent them and provide the things to make their university the best that it can be. As the coach of a high school Cross Country team for the past five years, I know how to manage and motivate a group to work together for a common goal. My running mate, Jonathon Bolin, shares these ideals and I encourage you to vote for him as Vice President. Together, we will both address areas that need to be fixed and play on the strengths of CSULB. Give us the opportunity to make your 2012-2013 school year one that will make a difference in your university experience. GO BEACH!
JAMES SUAZO, President English Education
President of the College of Liberal Arts Student Council (CLASC) Student Representative to Academic Senate Member of Students for Quality Education Member of the American Indian Student Council Member of the English Students’ Association
My name is James Suazo and I would be honored to serve as your ASI President. I am currently a senior English Education major. My decision to run for President originates in my passion for public service and experiences working with fellow students. I honestly believe that we need an ASI President who will represent, actively listen to, and empower students. As our University faces tough budget times, we need a vocal advocate who will stand up for the rights of students in all decision-making matters. As your next ASI President, I hope to maximize the role of our student government by focusing on the following: o o o
Maximizing outreach efforts by collaborating with all divisions of ASI to reach all of our diverse student populations; Promoting shared governance in all facets of the University’s decision-making processes to advance transparency and academic success; and Optimizing efficiency and utilizing effective business practices to ensure that the full range of ASI services are accessible to all students.
For the past two years, I was elected to serve as the President of the College of Liberal Arts Student Council (CLASC) where my duties included advocating for liberal arts students and collaborating with the various student organizations. I am also the elected Student Representative on the Academic Senate. In addition to my elected positions, I am an active member of Students for Quality Education, the American Indian Student Council, and the English Students’ Association. Thank you for your support and I look forward to serving you as your next ASI President. Vote Suazo for President!
STEPHEN THOMAS, President Business Management
Current Vice President - Associated Students Incorporated Senator - College of Business Pro-Tempore - ASI Board of Directors Chair - Senate Audit Committee President - Interfraternity Council Vice President - Theta Chi Fraternity
My name is Stephen Thomas and I am a Senior Business Management major. During my four years in ASI, I have worked to better the lives of my fellow students by advocating for your rights as a member of the Presidentâ€™s Cabinet, by representing your voice as a member of the Senate and by leading students to success as your ASI Vice President. ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 1. Eliminated unnecessary STUDENT FEES in the University Student Union 2. Provided student support that resulted in 24 HOUR LIBRARY 3. Eliminated General Education course requirements that DELAYED GRADUATION for thousands of students 4. Created NEW AVENUES for student groups to fund graduation ceremonies 5. Protected student FINANCIAL AID 6. Collected over 1700 STUDENTS STORIES and delivered them personally to the STATE CAPITOL As your ASI President I would work vigorously to continue to accomplish the goals of the students. GOALS: 1. Unwavering Representation and Student Advocacy 2. Inclusive and Diverse Student Government 3. Green Campus Initiatives 4. Accountability through Accessible Student Government Leadership Positions Held: -Vice President- Associated Students Incorporated (2011-2012) -Senator- College of Business (2010-2011) -Pro- Tempore- Senate/ Board of Directors (2010-2011) -Chair- Senate Audit Committee (2010-2011) -President- Interfraternity Council (2010) -Vice President- Theta Chi Fraternity (2010) Visit www.asipresident.com for more information. It would be an honor to once again serve as the voice of the students. Thank you! Go Beach!
JONATHON BOLIN, Vice President History/Religious Studies
SOAR Advisor Liberal Arts Peer Mentor Member of the Leadership Academy
Hey 49ers! My name is Jonathon Bolin and I am running for ASI Vice-President. I am a fourth year student double-majoring in History and Religious Studies. Some of you may have seen me around campus as a SOAR advisor, Liberal Arts Peer Mentor, Leadership Academy member, or you may just recognize me as the guy who wears the wacky shirts and sweaters! I hold many officer positions in various clubs and organizations on campus. I need your vote in the upcoming election in order to serve YOU in the best way possible! Here are some things that I want to do to when elected: - Develop a new student scholarship that will be funded by a portion of my salary - Reform parking citation policy - Promote student involvement and extra-curricular activities throughout campus to reduce the stereotype of CSULB simply being a â€œcommuter campusâ€? - Make ASI more visible on campus and more accessible to students Student fees are only going up, and although I cannot promise to lower tuition, I can promise to redirect the money YOU spend into something YOU want. In office, I would like to make sure that the students of CSULB have a memorable and enjoyable experience. I want the majority of the students to have a voice; not just the minority who make the decisions. My running mate, John Haberstroh, shares these ideals and I encourage you to vote for him as ASI President. Together, we will both address areas that need to be fixed and play on the strengths of CSULB. Give us the opportunity to make your 2012-2013 school year one that will make a difference in your university experience. GO BEACH!
PRISCILLA COVARRUBIAS, Vice President Business
Treasurer of Long Beach State College Republicans
I want to start my platform for ASI Vice President by stating that I am not part of the “ASI clique” and intend to separate myself from the “do nothing” and “smile” political attitude. I will bring change and progress to the ASI senate chamber if you elect me to do so. How will I change CSULB for the better? I will support legislation that will increase the value of our degrees such as reinstating a Division I Football Program, commissioning a study on a Greek Row, and most importantly, redirecting funds of unnecessary programs. I promise to listen and consider any matters that are presented before me by students. I believe an outstanding leader is ethical, leads by example, and executes goals. As ASI VP, I plan to lead based on my actions, experiences, and achievements. I advocate for college accessibility and have extensive customer service experience. I manage the Long Beach State College Republicans finances as club treasurer as well as study business administration. Also, working at the Home Depot Center as a customer service representative has helped me gain experience dealing with diverse populations and become a problem solver. Being a problem solver is necessary in order to be an effective VP. I have a strong understanding of the ASI By-Laws and know how to manage the responsibilities of being ASI Vice President. Being a problem solver starts with listening and being sincere. The lack of these traits in ASI is what motivates me to bring change to the student government. I want to help the ASI become an entity that truly works for students, not the self-serving interests of the executives in power!
DIANA PHAN, Vice President Political Science
Senator-at-Large College of Liberal Arts Student Council Treasurer Chair of Fundraising Committee VP of Finance for Law Society CSULB Model United Nations Head Delegate and Sigma Kappa Sorority
I am Diana Phan and I am running for ASI Vice President. I am currently a sophomore at CSULB. I am a Political Science major and am pursuing a certificate in legal studies. I am running for Vice President because I know I can make a difference and serve the student body in the best way possible through advocacy for students and shared governance. I hope that you will vote for me because I would like the opportunity to further my service by representing you, the students of CSULB, as your Vice President for ASI. As Vice President my goal is to continue to build the bridge of communication between ASI and the student body. Some of my objectives include: • Taking a strong stance against further budget cuts by advocating on behalf of the students through lobbying • Writing resolutions on issues which represent the best interest of all students, such as, more sage and equitable disbursement of budget funds • Advancing towards a greener campus, for example, implementing water rehydration systems • Seeking out student concerns through open communication and accessibility • Empowering students and being a voice for them My extensive record in student leadership and engagement qualify me as the best candidate for the Vice Presidency. Some of these extracurricular include: Senator-at-Large, College of Liberal Arts Student Council Treasurer, Chair of Fundraising Committee, VP of Finance for Law Society, Human Resources Committee, CSULB Model United Nations Head Delegate and Sigma Kappa Sorority. If I have the privilege to continue my service to the students of CSULB as your Vice President, I vow to improve the campus community through development of new polices, promotion of student advocacy, and initiation of a greener campus. Vote for Diana Phan as your next ASI Vice President. Thank You, Go Beach!
JORGE SORIANO, Vice President Drama/Chinese
Current Senator of College of the Arts Chair of AS Lobby Corp Chair-Pro Temp Board of Control Chair of the AS Fair Processes Sub-Committee Exec Bd member of COTA Student Council
Passion. Innovation. Experience. I am Jorge Soriano, a Theatre and Chinese double major, and I’m running for the position of ASI Vice President. I have a deep passion for supporting students and take great pride in serving my fellow 49ers. The current state of higher education screams for innovation and as your next ASI Vice President, I will utilize my creativity and experience to challenge the status-quo. Specifically, I will be focusing on the following key points: o o o
Maximizing outreach efforts by collaborating with all divisions of ASI to reach all of our diverse student populations; Promoting shared governance in all facets of the University’s decision-making processes to advance transparency and academic success; and Optimizing efficiency and utilizing effective business practices to ensure that the full range of ASI services are accessible to all students.
I am confident that I can carry out the duties of the Vice President which chiefly include: 1. Chairing the AS Senate: I have been a member of the Senate for the last four semesters. Currently, I chair Lobby Corps - a subsidiary board of the Senate and I am Vice Chair of the Board of Control, which grants funding to student organizations. I have also chaired the Fair Processes Committee whose chief aim was to protect the rights of students to appeal academic decisions; and 2. Representing students in university committees: I have worked with multiple university entities such as the General Education Governing Committee, the Academic Senate, and the Curriculum and Educational Policies Council. I’ve also been employed in three university offices, granting me plenty of experience working with faculty and administration. A vote for Jorge Soriano as ASI Vice President is a vote for passion, innovation, and experience!
JOSE ESPELETA, Treasurer International Business/Finance
Currently serve as the Senator of the College of Business
I currently serve as the Senator of the College of Business â€“ a liaison between my college and student government. I am a double majoring in International Business and Finance and wish to apply my knowledge to better serve students. I am running for the position of ASI Treasurer because I want to represent the best interest of the student body through responsible fiscal policy making. I will seek to impact students in a positive way. I hope that you grant me your vote so I may have the opportunity to represent you in the ASI. As a person who values knowledge and hands on experience, I take pride in being involved on campus. Through my involvement I have actively promoted the growth of students both professionally and personally. I am here to serve the student body and keep improving our learning experience here at CSULB. My belief is that once empowered with the necessary skills and knowledge, anyone has what it takes to make a difference. Thatâ€™s what I am here to do! As ASI Treasurer it will be my priority to keep being a student advocate against further budget cuts. It will be one of my priorities to continue promoting student success and involvement within our campus. I will further seek to improve the communication between ASI, student organizations, and the student body so they may be able to take advantage of ASI resources. I will constantly seek out the needs students and use their opinions when engaging in policy making and policy decisions. I will work diligently to make sure that your voices are heard and find ways to keep funding student success. Do as you say and say as you do. Vote for Jose Espeleta as your next ASI Treasurer. Go Beach!
JORDAN CATTUZZO, Treasurer International Business/Finance
My name is Jordan Cattuzzo and I am running for ASI Treasurer. I am currently a Junior at CSULB. I am running for Treasurer because I want to help students attain funds to help them promote and build their different organizations on campus, as well as keep them informed on funding that affects them as individuals. I hope that you will vote for me because I would like the opportunity to show my dedication and support for this amazing university and be able to represent it through ASI to the best of my abilities. As ASI Treasurer my objectives are: *To take a stance against budget cuts. *Support organizations and help them to attain the funds they need to further their own growth. *To obtain and use as much funding as possible to help support students. *Represent the students of California State University Long Beach, and help them to continue to have a voice in their finances dedicated toward their education. *Create awareness to the students of pressing financial issues that are affecting them presently and in the future. I am the best qualified to serve as the ASI Treasurer because I have been diligently involved on campus since I first transferred here. These activities include but are not limited to; Treasurer for the College of Health and Human Services Student Council, Co-Historian for Student Dietetic Association, Petra, Navigators, and Students Active in Community Health. Thank you for your voteâ€Ś Jordan for ASI Treasurer!
MELANIE HAWE, Academic Senator Political Science
Upcoming Leaders in Liberal Arts (ULLA) Currently Secretary of the College of Liberal Arts Student Council (CLASC)
My name is Melanie Hawe and I am running for Academic Senator. I am a second-year political science major. I am running for Academic Senate because I feel I can represent the academic best interests of the student body. During these difficult economic times, where students are paying higher fees and cost-reducing decisions are being made, it is necessary that we, as students, have strong advocates in Academic Senate. As an Academic Senator, I will meticulously review all proposed policy changes, to ensure that any amendments are beneficial to students. I am qualified for this position because I have been involved on the CSULB campus since I was a freshman. I was a member of the inaugural cohort of the Upcoming Leaders in Liberal Arts (ULLA) and I am a graduate of Leadership Academy. Currently, I serve as secretary of the College of Liberal Arts Student Council (CLASC). These involvement opportunities have given me the chance to advocate for students. While serving on the CLASC executive board, I have lobbied in opposition to proposed changes to general education requirements and the reprioritization of the earthquake retrofit of LA-2, LA-3, and LA-4. Given these experiences, I can be the strong advocate, students need. Thank you for your vote and Go BEACH!
PAULINE NAZARENO, Academic Senator English Education
Senator for Housing & Residential Life Coordinator of Upcoming Leaders in Liberal Arts Leadership Academy College of Liberal Arts Student Council
My name is Pauline Nazareno, and I am running for the position of Academic Senator. As a second-year English-Education student, I know the importance of being informed and represented on a university level for every party. I am interested in having the opportunity to advocate on behalf of the student body, act as a liaison for those who need to be informed, and further contribute my services to CSULB. In acting as a Senator, I get to address the gap between students on a broad level and those involved with student leadership. Accurate representation and bringing awareness to changes are my priorities in this position. Once I communicate openly to understand their interests, I feel I can represent my peers justly in the decision making involving the university. Being actively involved in various positions on campus for the past two years have made me best eligible for being a successful and determined Academic Senator. In being a Housing & Residential Life Senator for my building, I have proven I can actively and effectively consult and speak for fellow students in a professional setting. Other programs I was and am currently involved with include; the cohort-based leadership program Upcoming Leaders in Liberal Arts, as both a member and a coordinator, Leadership Academy, and the College of Liberal Arts Student Council. I hope to bring the skills I gained through my involvement with CSULB to Academic Senate.
ANDREW RAMIREZ, Academic Senator History
Current Academic Senator Student Liaison for the History Students Association Vice President of External Affairs for the College of Liberal Arts Student Council (CLASC)
Hello my name is Andrew Ramirez and I would be the honored to be re-elected and represent students in the Academic Senate for another year. I am currently a sophomore History major and Political Science minor. This past year it has been my duty to make sure that all university policies brought into the senate are in the best interest for students. It is undeniable that we are living through alarming times and I do not see it lightening up soon. Now, more then ever before, it is most critical for students to have representation and I am committed to be that voice. Alongside being an Academic Senator I am also a Student Liaison for the History Students Association and Vice President of External Affairs for the College of Liberal Arts Student Council (CLASC). Last spring, I also had the opportunity to attend the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) in Sacramento. I was one of many leaders representing CSULB in solidarity with other students across the CSU to advocate for Higher Education. From all of my leadership experiences, I have learned how to have an open ear with diverse group dynamics, how to research the full picture, and how to be an assertive advocate. If elected, I plan on applying these skills, along with my enthusiasm for academic affairs, to make the presence of students known. Ultimately, I would continue to ensure that students graduate from CSULB with a quality degree and a quality experience above all else. Thank you and Go Beach!
AGATHA GUCYSKI, College of Business Administration, Senator Human Resources/Accounting
Current Senator for the College of Business Administration
My name is Agatha Gucyski, and I am the current Senator for the College of Business Administration. As of now, I am a freshman with junior credits. I am re-running for this position because I enjoy my duties as the current senator, listening to my peers on issues that arise on campus, and creating solutions for any issues that need addressing. I am well qualified for this position because I am highly involved on campus and already well aware of what makes a great senator. I am an extremely hard worker who dedicates whole-heartedly to the things that I commit to. Also, I make an effort to reach out to the students among the college I represent and am always looking for methods of improving the College of Business as well as CSULB as a whole. As the Senator for the College of Business Administration, I have several goals in mind: • • • • • •
First and foremost, fight against budget cuts! Create a better tutoring system Improve the awareness among students of great programs Form a collaboration system for the College of Business Administration with other colleges to strengthen students’ skills Put together a peer counseling system advising students about classes, involvement, and graduation Continue reaching out to the students who can inform me on important issues
As a part of senate, I have been a part of preventing tuition increases, improved the CBA environment, worked on a program for Pre-Business students, and, of course, proudly representing the College of Business Administration. Furthermore, I am already in the process of meeting a few of my goals by the end of the semester. I am eager to become your next senator! Let’s have another great year at CSULB and...GO BEACH!
JENNIFER PHAN, College of Business Administration, Senator Business Management
Current Member of the American Marketing Association Current Member of the Golden Key International Honor Society
My name is Jenny Phan and I am running for Senator of The College of Business Administration. I am currently a senior at CSULB. I am running for Senator because I want to positively influence my fellow colleagues to strive for excellence. I hope that you will vote for me because I would like the opportunity to provide the best service possible to my peers by representing the College of Business Administration as the ASI Senator. As Senator of The College of Business Administration my objectives are: ● To professionally represent the College of Business Administration ● To adhere to the needs of my peers through open communication ● To take strategic action by creating resolutions in the best interest of the students ● To be the powerful voice for the College of Business Administration I am the best qualified candidate to serve as the Senator for the College of Business Administration because I have a strong history in leadership positions and am involved in a couple of organizations on campus. I held the position of ASB Vice President for two years at my high school, was editor-in-chief of my yearbook staff, and served as class secretary of my graduating class. At CSULB, I am currently a member of the American Marketing Association and the Golden Key International Honour Society. Thank you for your vote! J. Phan for Senator of the College of Business Administration!
ELAINE WEY, College of Business Administration, Senator Business Management
ABSOC External Relations and Webmaster Delta Sigma Piâ€™s Vice President of Community Service
My name is Elaine J. Wey, and I want to become your ASI Senator for the College of Business Administration (CBA). Currently, I am a junior studying Management/Operations Management. I would be the best candidate for CBA Senator because I have always felt strongly motivated to seek change, to represent and give a voice to our student body, and to actively improve our College of Business Administration. I believe in our combined ability as university students and young professionals to make a difference, and that we hold in ourselves the potential to be the change we want to see in the campus and in the world around us. Since my first semester at CSULB, I have worked closely with student leaders from both ASI and ABSOC, the CBA Assistant Dean of Students, and with our esteemed Dean Solt, as ABSOCâ€™s External Relations Representative and Webmaster, a CSULB Representative to the California Higher Education Student Summit, and as the Student Representative for CBA in critical strategic planning and budgeting sessions. As Senator for the College of Business Administration, my objectives would be: *To make sure that our students the best quality classes and course selection possible. *Advocate for more technological equipment (i.e. more electrical outlets), study areas, and available seating around CBA. *Keep open communication and welcome feedback from all students involved with the CBA, SCPD, Leadership Academy, and other programs dedicated to professional development. *Create a stronger community between CBA students and students campus-wide, as well as CBA faculty, through Department or Major Mixers. Vote for me for ASI Senator, because I will do my best to provide the best professional and academic experience for my fellow CBA students. Thank you for your vote! Elaine J. Wey
ROSA VALLE, College of Education, Senator CEDU: Liberal Studies
Current Senator for College of Education Member of the College of Education Student Assembly Chair for the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center Past President of Student Support vvaServices Program (SSSP) Member of California State Student Association Disabled Students Advisory Committee Member of EOP Member of Leadership Academy
My name is Rosa Valle, a senior at CSULB majoring in Liberal Studies. I am the current Senator for the College of Education, and I would like to continue my service to my fellow constituents and the larger campus community. If elected, I will represent you and fulfill your needs. My prospectus for this upcoming year is to take the steps necessary to acquire a study lab room in the CED, and to commence a peer advising group to close the existing achievement gap. Furthermore, I will abide my legal duties, compose resolutions, and report all activity to the senate. I am running for Senator for the College of Education, because I believe in giving back to any group or institution one is associated with—giving is always better than receiving. Furthermore, as one of my favorite quotes by Cesar Chavez says “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community; our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others for their sakes and for our own.” In addition, this grand opportunity will contribute to my experience, which I will be applying in the professional field as a teacher, principal, and someday a dean of a college. I am fit for this position because I’ve acquired the leadership experience necessary via numerous leadership positions. Some recent positions include being a member of the College of Education Student Assembly, being the senate representative and chair for the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center, and being last year’s Student Support Services Program (SSSP) President. Moreover, I am in the California State Student Association in which I serve in the Disabled Students Advisory Committee. Lastly, I am a member of EOP, and I’ve completed CSULB’s Leadership Academy to enhance my leadership skills. Please vote for me, I guarantee effectiveness and leadership. Vote Rosa Valle for Senator for the College of Education!
ZACHARY BALES, College of Engineering, Senator
My name is Zachary Bales. I am running for COE senator because I have been a student in engineering for 4 years, and I know what the needs of the students are. I have been part of the Associated Engineering Student Body (AESB) since I was a freshman and well connected with the students of the College of Engineering. If you want someone who will fight for you, vote for me!
LAURA KING, College of Engineering, Senator
My name is Laura King and I am running for Senator of The College of Engineering. I am a Junior majoring in Computer Engineering. I am running for office to insure engineering interests are represented in ASI. My objectives as Senator are: • To gain funding for student projects and events. • To keep students informed of ASI actions. • To support student rights. I am right for this position because I have experience as an org Representative to AESB.
ONS MAMI, College of Engineering, Senator
My name is Ons Mami and I am running for Senator of the College of Engineering. I am currently in my junior year in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. I am running for this position because wanting to help other students getting closer to their goals is something I always wanted. Being committed and putting a lot of effort for a change towards the better in the college of engineering is one of my goals. Being a student gives me the knowledge of what other students need and their experiences in their studies and life and qualifies me to make it better. My objectives are: • Act for the students in the College of Engineering • Make the engineering student voice heard, and lobbying for issues that my college is facing among them the small amount of classes available. • Take initiative for changes as well as work on how to solve the raise of the tuition. • Represent the College of Engineering with power and initiative. Working with others, community help and volunteering has prepared me for this leadership position which with your support can make me get very good result. My qualifications I gained from different associations like International Student Association, Muslim Student Association and others are strong and will be very important for this position. I hope you can see that too and I wish to gain your votes.
LINH NGUYEN, College of Engineering, Senator
My Name is Linh Nguyen, and I am running for Senator of the College of Engineering. I am current a Sophomore with Junior standing at CSULB. I am running for Senator because I can feel that I can make a difference and server the best in the best interest of students. I hope that you will vote for me because I would like the opportunity to further my services to student by representing the College of Engineering in the ASI senate, as well as keeping AESB together. As Senator of The College of Engineering, my objectives are: • To take a strong stance against further budget cuts • Take action by writing resolution in the best interest of all students • Seek out the needs of the student through open communication • Lobby and Create awareness within my college on pressing issues AESB and other orgs • Be the Voice for the College of Engineering I am the best qualified to serve as the Senator for college of Engineering because I have proven a track record of student engagement and being highly active in College of Engineering events. These activity include; Relationship coordinator (eLIFE’s AESB Rep) and a member of the eWEEK committee of 2012. By attending every single AESB meetings, I have a rundown of this year event, and know the current issues of AESB, including the need for a Senator for next year. AESB has some issue with participation. By being the new Senator, I’ll raise the participation in AESB by spreading campus news to everyone in the College of Engineering. Thanks for your vote… Linh for Senator for College of Engineering
ALEX ANGUIANO SANCHEZ, College of Engineering, Senator
I am Alex Anguiano Sanchez and I am running for Senator of The College of Engineering. I am currently a Construction Engineering Management junior at CSULB. My motivation for running for Senator is to represent and serve all students with the issues that are relevant to us. I hope you vote for me because I will do my best to represent the student body and stand against tuition hikes, class cuts and depleting student services. As Senator of The College of Engineering my goals are: ➢ To voice the student’s objections to further tuition hikes and budget cuts. ➢ Represent the best interest of all CSULB students. ➢ Unite and create awareness in the College of Engineering. ➢ Voice the student body’s opinion at the local and state levels. I am the best qualified to serve as Senator for the College of Engineering because I have hands on real world experience in the field of Management and Engineering. For the past four years I have helped manage and complete many multimillion dollar construction projects. In the process I have learned how to better communicate with people, be efficient and be calm under pressure. These skills set me apart and will help me better representing you, the students. Thank you for your time and vote... Alex A. Sanchez for Senator of the College of Engineering!
MIRIAN CHAVEZ, College of Liberal Arts, Senator Political Science
Junior Council of the Criminal Justice Student Association Latino Leadership Alumni Sergeant of the California Highway Patrol Explorer Program, 350 Division
Sophomore, Political Science Major, Business Economics Minor Hello, my name is Mirian Chavez and I am a sophomore at Cal State Long Beach. I am actively engaged not only on our campus, but also in our community. I am in Junior Council of the Criminal Justice Student Association, Latino Leadership Alumni, and Sergeant of the California Highway Patrol Explorer Program, 350 division. In addition, I volunteer at a nonprofit organization (New Generations) where the main goal is to encourage and empower students to pursue a higher, college level education. Through volunteer work and campus involvement, I have gained a better understanding of the issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible. I think we can all agree one our highest concern is the overwhelming increase in budget cuts. For this reason (among others), I decided to run for Senator of College of the Liberal Arts. My number one priority will be to represent our department and student body as you wish to be represented, and voice your concerns. This election is not about me or any other running candidate; it is about you and how your elected Student Government officials can advocate on your behalf. As Senator of College of the Liberal Arts, I will: • Work to make every opportunity out there more accessible to you such as: tutoring opportunities, job openings on campus, etc. • Help create a better environment on campus to make your college experience more memorable. • Hear and take action on any other concern you may have. • Most importantly, advocate against budget cuts. One Voice, One Vote. Mirian Chavez for College of the Liberal Arts Senator! Thank you.
JOSEPH PHILLIPS, College of Liberal Arts, Senator Spanish/International Studies President to French Club Representative for CLASC
My name is Joseph Phillips and I am running for Senator of the College of Liberal Arts. I am a Junior with a double major in Spanish and International Studies, and a minor in History. I am running for this position because I know what is fully at stake come this time next year with the lack of government funding and the onslaught of trigger cuts. Through your vote, I can continue to leverage my experience into making well-informed decisions in a time when our financial aid is threatened and those over one hundred units are pushed against their will to “timely graduate” because of quotas. I know what it is like to work forty hours a week to pay for next semester, and I also know how frustrating it is to see tuition constantly increasing. As a father, I have no intention of watching those figures spiral up, both for my family’s financial security and for yours. As Senator of the College of Liberal Arts my objectives are: *To support equal education for all *To fight tuition increase tooth-and-nail *To put student need over bureaucracy need *To form resolutions that will benefit the college as a whole *To promote cross-department interdisciplinary collaboration There are other candidates, but there are none with the same range of interaction and understanding that I come prepared with from my time in executive leadership. I have been involved on campus here for some time now, serving both as President to French Club and as student council representative for CLASC. Make your vote count....Joseph Phillips for Senator of the College of Liberal Arts
JILLIANNA VELARDE, College of Liberal Arts, Senator Political Science/Communications
Picture this: Sitting around in your dorm room when, you realized “I’m bored”. You live on campus so the most convenient fun would hopefully be on campus. You go to the CSULB website to look at a calendar of events to see maybe there is a new club meeting you can join or a speaker on campus that you wouldn’t normally hear about in your major. As you arrive to the site the calendar only has the sporting events on campus and nothing else. This can happen to any student here at CSULB not just those who dorm. We have no idea what is going on around our own campus. Though it is a huge amount of people to try to connect with and so many of us commute, we all already have so much in common. We all attend CSULB, are in college trying to do all our classes. One of my main initiatives as an ASI Senator is to bring the university together, as a united unit with everyone working together to fight the budget cuts and tuition rises. This has to start on campus with getting more of the students involved and encouraging with a bigger advertising campaign to show the campus community all the good things that happen on our campus. The calendar of events or some sort of accessible way for the students, their families, and the faculty to be included in all the great offerings that are on this campus. In a statewide sense I hope to be a great voice for all the students and bring hope that things can change and that we can all make a difference.
DESHÉ GULLY, College of Liberal Arts, Senator
Hi, my name is Deshé Gully and I am currently running for a Senator Position for The College of Liberal Arts. I am a freshman here at CSULB. The reason I am running for Senate is because I would like to serve as an advocate as to what the student body wants and represent that need within ASI. I hope that I get your vote because I would very much like the opportunity to serve as an outlet for your voice within student government. As Senator of the College of Liberal Arts my goals are: • Use my voice to keep funding top priority for the University • Work towards keeping the classes that students need • Keep students informed and aware as to what is going on with campus affairs and how it affects them. • Listen to what you as the student wants and work towards satisfying those needs. I believe I am best suited for the position because, as a political science major, this is what I want to do with my life. I take passion to making a difference and I would love the chance to help people get the most out of their college experience and as a legislative intern for the Mayor of Long Beach, I have prior experience to responding to citizen requests. I appreciate your vote…….. Deshé for Senator of the College of the Liberal Arts.
ASMITA DESWAL, College of Liberal Arts, Senator Philosophy
Currently the Secretary of the Student Support Services Program Leadership Academy
My name is Asmita Deswal and I am running for Senator of The College of Liberal Arts. I am currently a sophomore at CSULB. I am running for Senator because I find it in my best interest to give back to the college that has provided me with a lot of great opportunities. In the past two years, I have grown a great amount; this would not have been possible without the faculty and students in The College of Liberal Arts. Furthermore, my curiosity in parliamentary and legal procedures will allow me to learn more and provide to the students of this college the services that they deserve. I would very much appreciate your vote not simply because I desire to be a member of the student government, but also because I promise to take initiative and be the voice of the actions desired by the students of CSULB. As a student of CSULB, my main objective is to: • Stand against further budget cuts, and tuition increases. As Senator of The College of Liberal Arts my main objective remains the same, but also: • Represent the needs of the students in my college. If given the opportunity, I would like to increase my involvement at CSULB by serving as Senator for The College of Liberal Arts. In the past, I have participated in various volunteer organizations including BLAST, as well as been an active member of clubs such as Circle K. I am currently the Secretary of the Student Support Services Program, and member of the Leadership Academy. I am also one of the proud Maniacs in support of our athletic teams. If you also wish to place the interest of The College of Liberal Arts first…, Please vote Asmita for CLA Senator!... Thank you once again!
AMPARO CASTILLO, College of Liberal Arts, Senator
Class year: Junior The responsibilities of a Senator of The College of Liberal Arts have enticed me to take an initiative to do what is best for other students from my college. My name is Amparo Castillo (often pronounced: [um-par-oh]) and I am a 3rd year student at CSULB. It is in my utmost interest to improve my skills and college life for myself and for my peers. I definitely will learn a considerable amount from this leadership experience on campus and hope that others will get a chance to know me and learn from me. I am very willing in putting the time and effort into improving those set of skills that I may not have as of today. I do, however, plan to use my leadership skills that I have attained from several classes, workshops, conferences, and volunteer experiences that I have received over the years. I have also been involved in a few organizations and at CSULB and hold leadership positions in: ~ Academic Services Director, of the Golden Key Honour Society ~ Public Relations Officer, of Human Development Student Association ... and others. Expanding my knowledge and being part of different experiences are two great accomplishments of mine. I believe that as senator I can definitely be one who stresses our right as students and the unreasonableness that occurs when our tuition is getting raised more and more. In addition to this, our college should hold up our great students and their many accomplishments. Therefore, I feel that I will do an exceptional job in any engagement that I will be a part of. Thank you for your vote. I look forward in representing you as Senator of College of Liberal Arts.
ASHLEY DODGE, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Senator Marine Biology
My name is Ashley Dodge and I am running for Senator of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics. I am currently a freshmen at CSULB. I am running for Senator because I want to see a positive change in the campus community. I believe that as a senator, it would be my job to actively listen to the students concerns and represent those concerns in Senate meetings. The college exists because of the students and it would be my first priority to ensure the students concerns are met. I would assure that all the students are heard by improving the communication between the student body and the members of student government. I will make well-informed decisions that best serve the student body as a whole. I would also help in advocating for a greener campus, along with the other members of Senate. I am fully aware of the great responsibility that comes with being Senator, and I would enjoy representing the student body of the college. I hope you will give me the opportunity. Please vote Ashley Dodge for Senator of Natural Science and Mathematics.
SORIYA NEUNG, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Senator Biochemistry
Webmaster for the Student Council for CNSM Member of the Biology Student Association
My name is Soriya Neung and I am running for the Senator of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics. I am a currently a junior at CSULB. I am running for this position because as a 3rd year at this university, I know the needs that most science majors have throughout the school year. I am also much more familiar with other science students as well as other students outside of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics. I would hope that I am chosen as a Senator because I can see the struggles that science and math students have and I want to be able to help them and make a difference in their experience here at CSULB. The immediate needs of the students right now are: - To arrange for more available outlets during finals week in the library - To find more comfortable and quiet study areas other than the library or the Horn Center which can be noisy - Finding ways to have all the science classes in the same area like the Hall of Science building I can best serve these needs as a Senator for the College of Natural Science and Mathematics because as the webmaster for the Student Council for CNSM, Iâ€™m present whenever there are suggestions made to the current Senators and I help to think of ideas that can improve the experience for students. I am also a part of the Biology Student Association so I am surrounded by science students with ages ranging from freshmen to seniors. Thank you for reading this platform. Please vote for me, Soriya, for Senator of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics.
JONATHAN ONGLATCO, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Senator Microbiology
Association of Pre-Pharmacy ASI Beach Team
My name is Jonathan Onglatco and I am running for Senator of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. I am currently a freshman at California State University, Long Beach, majoring in biology. I am grateful to have this privilege to serve the students of this University and my college. I feel that I can make a real difference and I would do everything in my power to make sure my constituents are being severed rightfully. I will also make sure that their concerns are heard in the Associated Student Senate. I would love to have the opportunity to serve the students and represent the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in the Senate. As Senator for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, my goals would be: *To prevent any further budget cuts *Keeping students in my college aware of any issues that will affect them *To make sure the Pell Grants are always available to students for their college career *Keep an open connection between my college and the Senate *To voice the opinions of my College I am highly qualified to serve as the Senator for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics because I have been involved with the Association of Pre-Pharmacy and Beach Team, a two-semester training program for ASI. Thank you for your vote.
LUCY CRAIG, Senator-at-Large
MFA/MBA, Business/Theatre Management Current Senator-at-Large for Athletics President of the MBA Association Member of the CA Statewide Committee for Services to Students with Disabilities CBA Search Committee for the Associate Dean for Accreditation
My name is Lucy Craig and I am running for Senator-at-Large for Athletics. I am a graduate student pursuing an MBA / MFA in business and the arts. I am also the current Senator-atLarge for Athletics, so I know it is something that I can do that really makes a difference to our school. I am passionate about the role that athletics plays in school spirit, culture and community engagement. I hope that you will vote for me because I would like the opportunity to continue my service to the students of CSULB by representing the interests of athletes and athletics on our campus and elsewhere. As Senator-at-Large for Athletics, my objectives are: 1. To continue building awareness about CSULB athletes and their meets / Conference participation. 2. To increase match attendance. 3. To be available to listen and provide support and solutions to students who have athletics concerns, questions or issues. 4. To build stronger interdepartmental relations and increase school spirit! I am best qualified to serve in this role as I am incumbent, so I have established relationships with Athletics, working on issues such as moving smoking away from the track, improving equipment maintenance and helping to raise game awareness. I also have a proven track record of strong leadership and student service. I am President of the MBA Association, I serve on the CA Statewide Committee for Services to Students with Disabilities and I was recently elected to the CBA Search Committee for the Associate Dean for Accreditation. This semester I will be the first ever student to moderate CSULBâ€™s annual Women in Business Conference. My work as Director of Marketing and Communications in Theatre Arts has led me to specialize in Outreach and Community Relations.
DERRICK HARDING, Senator-at-Large Healthcare Administration
ASI Beach Team EOP Student Organization Vietnamese Student Association Pledging member of Alpha Phi Omega
My name is Derrick Harding and I am running for Senator at Large. I am currently a junior majoring in Healthcare Administration here at CSULB. I am running for Senator because first and foremost ASI is the body that represents students and I want to figure out and address the needs of students. Secondly I want to grow as a leader and lastly I want to be a voice that advocates for the everyday student. As Senator at Large I propose to do the following: Campus wide - I will seek out your opinions, as to what services and problems you are faced with or need on campus. - I will figure out new ways of sustainability and affordability for the everyday student. - Lastly I will help in evaluating the usefulness of current AS and campus programs to figure out which ones work, which ones donâ€™t, and new ways of implementing them. Statewide - - -
I will constantly advocate against fee increases. Continuously lobby for state bills that will benefit us CSU students. Finally, I will draft resolutions in support of or against issues that affect the CSU system.
I am highly qualified to serve as the Senator at Large because I have the passion, commitment, and track record of leadership and campus involvement. I have been apart of many organizations such as: ASI Beach Team, EOP Student Organization, Vietnamese Student Association, and a pledging member of Alpha Phi Omega. Thank you for your timeâ€Ś Stay away from the generic vote for Derrick!
MANUEL NIETO, Senator-at-Large Biology
Current Senator for the College of Natural Science and Mathematics AS Senate Audit Committee Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology-Student Health Advisory Committee Student Fee Advisory Committee College of Natural Science and Mathematics Student Council Member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
My name is Manuel Nieto. I am a second-year biology major and running for Senator at-Large. I am currently the Senator for the College of Natural Science and Mathematics and I found that being a student leader has been the most rewarding part of being a college student. I feel that, as a student leader, being a voice for the students is as very important task that I will continue to fulfill by voicing students concerns in the Senate and campus-wide. I will speak against any and all budget cuts to the CSU system and cuts for the eligibility requirements for Pell Grants. I have demonstrated that I am the best candidate for the Senator-at-Large position because I am very involved here at CSULB. I sit on many committees ranging from student fees to student health. Some of the committees I am a part of are the Senates Audit Committee, Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology, Student Health Advisory Committee, Student Fee Advisory Committee, and the College of Natural Science and Mathematics Student Council. I am also in Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. Iâ€™m excited to continue my work with the Senate. Iâ€™ve worked on many projects while on senate. I am striving towards campus sustainability with water hydration, writing resolutions against changes to Pell Grants, child development, and financial aid structure. I will do even more next year to represent the students and protect our future and campus. Thanks for your vote and GO BEACH!!! Vote Manuel Nieto
TERRENCE SANVICTORES, Senator-at-Large Undecided
ASI Beach Team
My name is Terrence Sanvictores and I am running for Senator at-Large. I am currently a freshman at California State University, Long Beach, and have an undeclared major. I am running for a Senator position because I feel like I can make a major difference while representing the general student population, voicing their interests and concerns. All my efforts would be devoted to helping solve the pressing concerns of the students at CSULB. As a Senator at Large my goals would be to: -Make sure that the Pell Grant requirements -Prevent more budget cuts from happening -Make sure the concerns of the general student population are heard I am highly qualified to serve as Senator at-Large because I am on Beachteam. Beachteam has gotten me involved in various campus events while giving me the general idea of how ASI works. And now after two semesters of the program, I feel confident that I am ready to apply what I have learned.
JAIME VARELA, Senator-at-Large Journalism/Comm Studies
Chair to the Student Media Board President of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity President’s Ambassador Peer Mentor for the Learning Alliance Leadership Academy National Society of Collegiate Scholars Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honors Society
My name is Jaime A. Varela and I am pleased to be running for Senator-at-Large. I am currently a senior studying Journalism and Communication Studies at CSULB. I am running for this position because I am a student who is passionate about bringing positive change to my campus community through the advocacy of our students’ welfare. As Senator-at-Large I will strive to create an environment where open communication and transparency are highly valued. By fostering an environment of easy accessibility, I will be able to further educate students on pressing issues and find easier ways to address student’s needs. I will also make sure to take a strong stance against any unnecessary budget cuts and tuition increases by lobbying, rallying student support, and writing resolutions for the best interests of our student body. I am a student who has dedicated a lot of time and energy into our university by serving in various campus organizations. These activities include: ASI Student-at-Large, Chair to the Student Media Board, President of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, President’s Ambassador, Peer Mentor for the Learning Alliance, Leadership Academy, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honors Society. Through my involvement with these organizations, I have proven to be a leader of integrity who works to find compromises that suit all of our student’s wants and needs. Thank you for voting Jaime A. Varela as Senator-at-Large and Go Beach!
BRANDON WHITE, Senator-at-Large
My name is Brandon White and I am running for Senator-at-Large. I am currently a sophomore here at CSULB. I want to be a Senator-at-Large because I feel that there are many things here at CSULB that go overlooked and are in need of changing. I hope that I can acquire your vote and support because I would like to increase my service to the students in a more direct way. Most importantly with your vote, I plan to find out what the students of our university want and make a conscious effort to meet those desires. As Senator-at-Large my objectives are: - To extend hours of the SRWC - Better promote student aid programs like tutoring and workshops - Seek out new ways to increase student involvement - Raise campus spirit and attendance to more sporting events - Fight against budget cuts and make the student voice heard - Take immediate action by forming resolutions that benefit all students I am best qualified to serve as Senator-at-Large because I have been extremely involved since I was a freshman here at CSULB. As a freshman I joined Kappa Sigma Fraternity in an effort to become immediately more connected with the campus. Beginning this year, I joined The Law Society where I now serve as The External Relations Chair and am 1 of 6 associate justices for the Judiciary Branch of ASI. As of Late, I have joined the MUN team here at CSULB; where we practice making world resolutions like delegates of the UN and travel to conferences across the country to represent our great school. Through my experience in these positions, I have gained much insight as to what can be done, and now I want to make it happen! Thank you, vote Brandon White for Senator-at-Large!
ABIGAIL MEJIA, Senator-at-Large Political Science/History
My name is Abigail Mejia and I am running for Senator at Large. I am a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in history. I am running for Senate because I have the motivation and the dedication to represent my fellow students. Additionally, I know that I will make a big difference in our campus as Senator. As Senator at Large I, Abigail Mejia, will address the following objectives: • To Improve bicycle and skateboarding legislation • Advocate on current issues concerning tuition rise and budget cuts • Improve student services such as academic advising and tutoring • Raise student participation on campus by promoting and creating more campus events • Make sure that students are aware of the new policies implemented by Senate Furthermore, I strongly believe that I am the best qualified candidate for Senator at Large because of my involvement with organizations on campus. CSULB is a magnificent campus that provides us with the opportunities to become involved. As a transfer student, I made it my priority to become familiarized with the campus and its organizations. Some of my involvement throughout this year include: Beach Team, Political Science Student Association, and the College of Liberal Arts Student Council (CLASC). I have experience working with teams and working on legislation. I ask of you to vote for me, in order for me to advocate your interest and your worries. Vote for Abigail Mejia as your next Senator at Large! Thank you and Go Beach!
ASHLEY MUGGINS, Senator-at-Large
Hello fellow 49ers! My name is Ashley Muggins and I not only look forward to a great scholastic year, but serving you as your ASI Senator-at-Large. As a current sophomore, my background in structural leadership encompasses city involvement as a committee member of West Basin Municipal Water District. My impact in decision making for city ordinances, policies, and outreach programs continue to pave the way for South Bay water conservation. In past unions, I have spearheaded a number of issues including budget and expense control, and innovative ways for effective technology use on campus; furthermore I have dedicated experience in serving on a city committee as well as a student union. These experiences, coupled with my passion and love for CSULB will maintain the pillars of my leadership style: delegation, individual accountability, and collective responsibility. I envision an immediately resurfaced, and stronger student union--one that can take the idea of diversity and really establish an individualistic approach for all students, cultures and interests of the university. In my role, I would like to increase transparency through visibility so that the reputation of CSULB being a â€œcommuter campusâ€? transitions into a community campus. Pertinent issues in tuition and fee increases, underrepresented students, and broken communication on campus will be my fight this year while also making students aware of what our student government can do for them. It is imperative for students to be well represented and I am a dedicated advocate on your behalf. No one can go back and make a brand new start, but I have the determination and passion to start from here and make a brand new end. Advocacy and development are the goals, and awareness is the instrument of progress. Thank you for your vote.. Your vote, your change. Ashley Muggins for Senator-at Large!
JESSICA CORRAL, USU Board of Trustees Pre-Nursing
ASI Senator for the College of Health and Human Services Delta Zeta Sorority Criminal Justice Student Association Health and Human Services Student Council National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Hello 49ers! My name is Jessica Corral and I am a sophomore majoring in Nursing. I currently serve as the Associated Student Incorporated Senator for the College of Health and Human Services, addressing issues concerning sustainability, advocacy, and making sure we continue ASIâ€™s mission of keeping students first. On campus, I am also involved in the Delta Zeta Sorority, Criminal Justice Student Association, Health and Human Services Student Council, Catholic Newman Club, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. As a candidate for the office of the University Student Union Board of Trustees I understand the magnitude and importance of this position, I accept the responsibility to be successful. The responsibility to oversee the University Student Union and Student Recreation & Wellness Center, as well as programs designed to benefit us, CSULB students. I am open to any suggestions or ideas to improve our ASI facilities. I am a proud 49er and pledge to lead the students by example and be the voice of student concerns. Go Beach!
KAREN DIAZ, USU Board of Trustees Design
Hello, my name is Karen Diaz and I am running for Student-at-Large for the USU Board of Trustees. I am currently a sophomore at CSULB eager to be part of the change the university witnesses. I am running for the Student-at-Large position because I feel I can impact the policies that directly affect the thousands of students that utilize the USU and its various satellite facilities. As the Student-at-Large for the USU Board of Trustees I plan to: • Lobby against budget cuts towards students • Promote the accessibility of USU and it’s other facilities the student body, faculty, and staff • Support and implement more student activities and student involvement • Represent the interests of the student body while conducting business with the Board of Trustees • Have open communication with the Board, ASI, and the student body I am competent to serve as Student-at-Large for the USU Board of Trustees because I, like many, utilize the USU as a home away from home. The USU’s facilities have provided me a way to relieve my stress by taking yoga at the Student Wellness Recreation Center (SWRC). The USU has also provided many inspirational areas for me to work on my designs in between classes. Also, the accessibility of many vendors has allowed me to satisfy my desperate need of coffee and burritos during a long day at school. Working for the USU’s maintenance department as a student administrative assistant, has allowed me to interact with the many wonderful people who have dedicated themselves to fostering spaces and activities for students. Thank you for your consideration. A vote for me would be a vote for a student voice to create change by and for the students of CSULB. Vote for Karen Diaz for Student-at-Large for the USU Board of Trustees.
MEGANN JENKINS, USU Board of Trustees Communications
Currently USU, Board of Trustee Student-At-Large USU Program Council Member of SisterFriends Member of the African Student Union
My name is Megann Jenkins and I am running for University Student Union, Board of Trustees. I am currently a freshman completing my second semester here at Cal State Long Beach. I wish to run for the reason that I would like the opportunity to continue to be of serve to the students of this institution. As a member of the University Student Union, Board of Trustees, I would continue to address concerns regarding the University Student Union and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Along with addressing concerns with the USU and SRWC, I would make sure the board has the studentâ€™s best interest when considering fees and the overall budget. Along with budget and fees, my best intention is to be the voice of the students, through open communication. I am the best qualified to serve as a USU, Board of Trustee Student-At-Large as I am currently serving this Spring 2012 semester; also because I am continuously looking to improve on all aspects and am an active 49er . I am currently volunteering with USU Program Council, working closely with the staff presenting events to the entire student body. I also belong to SisterFriends and the African Student Union. Thanks a million for your vote! Megann for University Student Union, Board of Trustees Student-At-Large
ROSEANN KNIGHT, USU Board of Trustees Psychology
Current Vice Chair of the USUBOT ASI Commissioner of Special Events ASI Cultural Council Treasurer Psychology Student Association President
My name is RoseAnn Knight and I am running for the position of University Student Union Board of Trustees (USU BOT). Currently, I am a junior here at CSULB as a psychology major. I am motivated to run for this position because I would be given a third chance to make a difference and to serve students of all walks through Associated Students, Incorporated. As a current USU BOT, I am given the opportunity to initiate and complete beneficial ways of improving the University Student Union (USU) and Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) for the students. If I were to again be elected as a USUBOT, I would make it my utmost priority to put students first in all aspects of my position possible. I would continue to address issues that arise when dealing with USU and SRWC. I would make sure student fees are being spent properly, while still providing quality services, when reviewing budgets. I would hope to keep traditional programs but also encourage new/innovative ones to be started in the USU as well as the new SRWC. Lastly, when changes are being made to policies and proposals, I will make sure student voices are being heard and make my decisions based on those concerns among other things. I am qualified to be a candidate for this position because I am currently serving as a University Student Union Board of Trustees this current academic year and recently became the Vice Chair of the USUBOT. I also served as the ASI Commissioner of Special Events (organized different events such as the fun-filled Beach Pride Poolside event) and ASI Cultural Council Treasurer the 2010-2011 academic school year. I also am the Psychology Student Association President. Thank you for taking the time to vote.
ANH LE, USU Board of Trustees Economics
Hi, my name is Anh Le. I am a junior of CSULB majoring in Mathematical Economics. I am running for Student-at-Large, University Student Union Board of Trustees. I am excited and confident to contribute my best ability to contribute to the university and students as a whole. I wish to have your votes and the position because this will give me an opportunity to bring the best of mine to serve your needs and interests. My goals as in the position University Student Union Board of Trustees are: - Listen and understand what student needs to create a better campus as well as academic life. - Bring the studentsâ€™ voice together and further because we are the ones who are training ourselves to build the future of the country. - Use the best of my knowledge as an Economics major to build a strong side against university budget cut. - Create and assist plans to make sure that the university is operating in our best interests. I believe my enthusiasm and dedication will assist me to accomplish what I wish to do. As I had served in the Student Government before transferring to CSULB, I understand a lot of studentsâ€™ difficulties, from everyday class, earning degrees, to developing ourselves in many aspects. Thank you very much. Your vote is making a difference!
JENNY SITU, USU Board of Trustees Pre-Psychology
My name is Jenny Situ and I am running for a position for Student-at-Large University Board of Trustees. I am currently a freshman at CSULB and a Pre-psychology major. I am running for this position because I believe I can get involve as much as I can to improve the USU. The USU is like a resort to the students at CSULB and I will do anything to keep the USU in good condition. I promise you that I always try my best if you vote for me. People have considered me as a very responsible person and I am good at managing time. I am known for not procrastinating. I also like to add that I have a perfect attendance record since elementary school. One of my best qualities is that I am an organized person and someone to relay whenever help is needed. I am an open person and often greet students around the USU. I am a committed person and always willing to complete my tasks on time. I enjoy being involved and voicing my ideas. I am currently in Beach Team. I am willing to take responsibilities and using my skills to benefit students and make USU a better place. As a member of the Board of Trustees, I promise • To be committed to my job • Be involved to create plans and new services to benefit USU • Keep the online polls about the USU active • Improving USU on certain stances • Open to communicate with students for opinions • Help to manage the budget • Sacrificing my time to finish my tasks • Attend all the meetings and necessary meetings • Be the voice of the student Thank you for your time, vote for Jenny Situ for USU Board of Trustees I won’t fail you guys!
NICHOLAS SMITH, USU Board of Trustees Geology
My Name is Nicholas Smith and I am running for University Student Union Board of Trustees. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Geology at CSULB. I am running for Board of Trustees because I feel that I can improve the Student Union and help get students concerns brought to the attention of the Board. I hope that you will vote for me because I would like the opportunity to serve CSU Long Beach and the Student Union. As a member of the University Student Union Board of Trustees my objectives are: · To take a deep look into what the budget is being spent on, and review it to cut out needless spending. · Ask students directly about their concerns for the USU, and address these concerns. · Formulate resolutions in the best interest of all students. · Help to make the USU more inviting and better for students. · Speak with students, staff, faculty, and administrators on compromises that benefit the students and the school. I am qualified to serve as a member of the University Student Union Board of Trustees because I have been engaged in school and maintain good grades. I have created a fraternity on campus, Sigma Chi, and I have a 3.65 overall GPA. Thank you for your vote. Nicholas Smith for University Student Union Board of Trustees
ADAM VANDERLAAN-BROWN, USU Board of Trustees Psychology
Current President of the American Sign Language Club Member of Psi Chi National Honor Society Member of Psychology Student Association President of the Santa Barbara City College ASL Club
My name is Adam V-Brown and I am running for Student-at-Large, University Student Union Board of Trustees. I am a Psychology major and a junior transfer student from Santa Barbara City College. I am running for this position because I would like to increase my involvement in the CSULB student body. I am certain I can accurately voice and represent the concerns and issues of the greater CSULB student population and put a fun twist on things. As the Student-at-Large my objectives will be: • To push to create a wider verity of dinning choices such as In-N-Out burger on campus. • Increase the “greenness” of CSULB by adding solar panels to generate a self sufficient/cleaner energy for the USU and other building. • Increase student socialization opportunities through fun school activities such as: Free Thursday night bowling and a “Slip and Slide Day,” twice a year. • Increase variety of classes offered in the Student Recreation Center, including but not limited to MMA classes. • Create an area for Art students to display their work in the USU halls and a small gallery, and offer opportunities for artists to sell their pieces if they so choose. I am a very motivated student that is qualified for this position. I currently have a 4.0 CSULB GPA, and am the current President of the American Sign Language Club. I am a member of Psi Chi National Honor Society and Psychology Student Association. I served one year as President of the Santa Barbara City College ASL Club, as well as two semesters as the Vice President. I also served as the treasurer of the SBCC Association of Psychology Students Club for two semesters. Currently I am the organizer of an off-campus ASL meet-up group, and will be running for executive board of Psi Chi. Go Beach! Adam V-Brown
BROOKE JAMES, Student Media Board Communication Studies
African Student Union Volunteer for USU Program Council Member of SisterFriends
My name is Brooke James and I am running for Student-at-Large, Student Media Board. I am currently a sophomore at CSULB. I am running for this position because I would love to become an asset in contributing towards making CSULB’s student life even more enjoyable. I would very much appreciate if I had your vote because I would love the opportunity to represent the Student-at-Large, Student Media Board position. As Student-at-Large of the Student Media Board my objectives are to: *Pitch ideas/suggestions to all aspects of A.S media. *Always be certain that any decisions made in regards to the media are in the students best interests. *Seek out the needs and wants of students and present it to the board. *Ensure that all media related events on campus reaches the wants of every student since CSULB has such a diverse student population. I am the best candidate for this position because I have a passion for media as my career goals are to work in entertainment and impact this field in a great way. Through my internship and experience in media I will be able to offer suggestions, idea, and strong leadership skills to the Student Media Board. Other organizations I am involved in on campus are the African Student Union, I am a volunteer for ASI Program Council events, and I am also a member of Sister Friends. Along with my internship, as well as staying involved with my campus as much as possible, I never stray from my academics, maintaining a 3.8 average gpa. Thank you for your time and I greatly appreciate your vote……Brooke James for Student-at- Large, Student Media Board.
ASI Student Government Elections Frequently Asked Questions Where do I vote? Any computer that can access your email account can be used for voting, whether at home or at school. What happens if I did not get an email to vote? If you did not receive an email to vote, please check your spam folder. Locate the e-mail from “Associated Students, Inc.” with the Subject Line “2012 ASI Election.” Click “Not Junk.” If this doesn’t work, or if you cannot locate the email in your spam folder, please visit the Student Government Office in USU 311. We will complete a “Trouble Ticket” and have someone contact you. What should I do if I can’t open email to vote? If you cannot open an email to vote, please visit the Student Government Office, USU 311 to get some technical assistance.
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