The students from Anoka-Ramsey Community College volunteer their efforts and time to make the Student Government work. Meetings are from 2:00 to 3:00 every Wednesday. Feel free to stop in and see what it is about, a commitment is not required! Meetings are held in room SC123.
President - Thomas Berg - "I became involved with Student Government when I was a student at Anoka Technical College. I started with the simple questions, "Where is my money going?". I became Vice-President there, and worked on several success projects to ensure students had the support they needed to be successful.
Several years later, I find myself the President of the Student Government here at Anoka-Ramsey Coon Rapids. I work on everything from meeting students one-on-one to help them seek their path in higher education, to working in St. Paul on the MnSCU Transfer Oversight Committee to ensure that path is accessible."
Favorite color: Black
Favorite food: Chori Pollo (look it up, it's worth it)
Favorite song: At the moment it is Destroy, Erase, Improve by Meshuggah
Career interest: Psychology
Vice President - Kevin Parker - "How I got involved in Student Government: I was spoken to by the previous Student Government president, I was interested, and I was recruited.
I run and participate in various committees, always volunteer to help when my time allows, and work to educate other students and answer any questions that come my way. Also, always, always, always advocating for studnets in any way possible. I am Vice President of the Student Government. I help other cabinet members with their jobs, among the above listed work.
I like socializing, meeting people, playing the occasional video game whenever I have the time. Seeing new things, exploring new places, I love new experiences. Still, there's something to be said for having a few good friends over and just relaxing."
Favorite color: Black, or a very dark forest green
Favorite food: I love cheeseburgers. I consider myself a cheeseburger connoisseur
Favorite song: Consequence by the Notwist
Career interest: As of yet, unsure. Something where I work with people.
Director of Communications - Theodore E. Parker - "My name is Theodore C. Parker, I go by Ted, I'm just an average student that likes to give guidance to others and naturally found myself in student government, I have been appointed to my position of Director of Communications for Student Government to help our student find the correct outlet for assistance."
Favorite color: Forest green
Favorite food: I love Mandarin Buffet
Favorite song: I enjoy many songs but crave Celtic hymns
Career interest: Field Biology
Public Relations Coordinator - Goldie Obasi - "How I got involved in Student Government: I was recruited (dragged against my will). I am (now) on the advertising committee and I sit on the campus programming board (I am also head of) Public Relations - I publicize Student Government throughout the year, (through) Rampage articles and flyers."
Favorite color: Fall-leaf maple red
Favorite food: PB & J and Tacos
Favorite song: Seasons of Love
Career interest: Animal-Assisted Child Therapist or School Psychologist
Clubs Coordinator - Felicia Lockrem - "My friend brought me to a Student Government meeting by a friend, and saw all the things they did and all the opportunities to get involved. Through Student Government I have been able to attend leadership conferences over the state; I have been able to sit on committees to give the students a voice. I have had some great networking opportunities and been able to add lists of things to my resume.
This year I am on the executive board as the Clubs Coordinator. Some of my responsibilities are; guiding the clubs throughout the year, assisting them with things they may need, sitting on the Campus Programming Board, and updating the Senate on club activities."
Favorite color: Purple (or TARDIS blue)!
Favorite food: Pizza, pasta, or desserts
Favorite song: Cornerstone by Hillsong or Beloved by Tenth Avenue North
Career interest: School Counseling
Legislative Director - Carolyn Fox - "I joined the student government my first year of college here at Anoka-Ramsey, following the footsteps of my older sister who had been a senate member from 2010-2012. I wanted to get involved for the experiences and opportunities that being a senator would entail, to stand out for our student body and provide a voice.
I attend weekly meetings, help organize and run events around campus, and I'm currently sitting on the Art Committee. This fall, I was elected as legislative director of the Anoka-Ramsey student government. My job is to maintain contact with state legislators, city council members, members of congress, and County Commissioners who represent the community around Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Coon Rapids Campus. Keep in contact with MSCSA government relations and report during student government meetings of what's on the floor of MSCSA."
Favorite color: Orange, yellow and turqoise
Favorite food: Chicken salad sandwich
Favorite song: February Seven by Avett Brothers
Career interest: Teaching K-8 education
Tech Liason - Alexis Dykema - "I read about studnet government on flyers around the school, found the office, and from that point I never really left. I participated in something like it in high school, so I wanted to give this a shot.
I am the Technology Liason, so I meet with the technology committees and help facilitate technology communication. Student government is really fun fi you're willing to put the time into ti, there are a lot of awesome people hanging out in the office. Everyone should fee free to come and check it out, no matter who you are or whether or not you're interested in being a part of SG."
Favorite color: Dark forest green
Favorite food: I love tacos
Favorite song: It's a tie between Andy, You're a Star by The Killers and If I'm James Dean than you're Audrey Hepburn by Sleeping with Sirens
Career interest: Forensic psychology
Senator and Photographer - Chris Dang - "How I got involved in Student Government? I wanted to see what went on behind the scenes of the school and I wanted to help improve to the best of my abilities. I help by working on committees and helping the studnets with any concerns they may have. I am a senator. My role is helping to provide input on issues and help students to the best of my abilities."
Favorite color: Red
Favorite food: Fried chicken
Favorite song: Piano Man by Billy Joel
Career interest: Computer Science
Senator and Head of the Disability Affairs Committee - Zachariah Mayfarth - "How I got involved in Student Government: I walked into the office ne day and never left:) I advocate for student rights all day every day, attend meetings as needed and anything else that the Student Governement needs. I am a senator; I am head of the Disability Affairs Committee. Alexis thinks that I rock, and I do."
Favorite color: Green
Favorite food: Pasta
Favorite song: One Love
Career interest: Liar - I mean lawyer
Senator and Cool Cat - Brayden Mann - "Student Government at Anoka-Ramsey Community College has a lot of really cool, but crazy people. I had a class with this guy who kept preaching about how "Student Government ensures the students' voices are heard by faculty, staff, administration, and legislation. I asked him if they were still recruiting for this year, his eyes lit up as he proclaimed "YES!". That man was Thomas Berg.
On the campus level, I perform your regular day-to-day duties as a regular senate member. Behond that, I run may of MSCSA's operations. On the campus level, I am a regular senator. But on the state level, I am the Public Relations Coordinator for the MSCSA. A lot of my duties consist of publicizing some really cool stuff campuses throught the state are doing."
Favorite food: I suppose anything either Asian or Italian
Favorite song: It's hard for me to choose my top 20 favorite songs. Also, it depends on the day.
Career interest: Music Journalism
Student at Large - Jose Barela - "How I got involved in Student Government: I became very active at the school, being editor in chief of the paper, being editor for the literary magazine and also being on 4 committees for the college; this lead to having many interactions with the student government.
I participate as a student at large. This means that I am unable to make the regular meetings, due to class or schedule conflicts, but would still like to have an effect on campus. This affords me all of the opportunities and responsibilities of a senator, but I have no ability to cast votes, as I am not at the meetings.
Mainly I act as a concerned individual that brings new topics or ideas to the government's attention, and similarly I represent the voice of the student government at any and all of the committees that I attend."
Favorite color: Red
Favorite food: Pickles
Favorite song: Angel's Son by Sevendust
Career interest: Mathematician
Student at Large - Bukola Oriola - "I got involved with the Student Government out of the passion to advocate for other students. I participate throughout the year by attending meetings and some of the activities assigned by Student Government....I serve on the Advertising Committee."
Favorite food: Eba
Favorite song: Good Morning Jesus
Career interest: Human Rights, Counseling, and social work
Senator and an all-around nice person - Mark Zownlrowyez - "I watched over the past year and a hlf as friends of mine were involved in Student Government, and I saw the difference they were trying to make in the school, so I talked to a few representatives from Student Government this fall. I just became a senator.
I participate by going to meetings and keeping up with current events happening around the school. I also take part in the Platform Committee reviewing over guidelines for school policies.
I officially am a part of the senate, so a lot of what I have done has been listening in to policies and if I were to feel the need I could express my opinion, and make my own voice count for the school."
Favorite color: Green
Favorite food: Alfredo Pasta
Favorite song: All that I've Got by The Used
Career interest: Social Work
Senator and swell guy - Jacob Kroutil - " I first heard about student government through one of my friends who got me to join. I am involved in student government as a senator. I participate through getting involved by going to meetings, and hanging out in the office, I also plan on going to a couple of conferences like the spring GA this year. I am interested in student governement as a student because I want to know what is going on at my school."
Favorite color: Turquoise
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite song: Secrets by One Republic
Career interest: To be involved in the medical field to help people in need