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Student Government representatives elected

Yuma, AZ (May 16, 2019) – From April 29, to May 2, AWC students had the opportunity to vote online for their 2019-2020 Student Government Association (SGA) representatives.  There were 15 candidates and a total of over 300 students voted.

SGA is an organized body of students that represents their peers by advocating student concerns, promoting a community atmosphere, and improving student life by providing a variety of activities. These representatives serve as the voice of the student body and help make decisions for the benefit of the current and future students of AWC.

2019-2020 SGA Executives

President - Fatima N. Covarrubias

“This is currently my first year as an AWC student and I am eager to continue to learn and grow more. I am studying to become an Environmental Engineer with the goal of transferring to the University of Arizona after I receive my associate degree from AWC. My goal is to understand and inform what are the best practices to preserve nature, which provides us with such crucial resources. I desire to study and analyze the dangers that the environment is facing and utilize that knowledge to make a change.”

V.P. of Programming - Melissa Navarrete

“Attending community college has opened a lot of doors for me and opportunities that I will forever be grateful for. I plan on obtaining a Social Work degree. After graduating from AWC, my next stop will be at Northern Arizona University-Yuma. They are the only school with a Social Work degree focusing on the U.S. and Mexico Borders, which interests me a lot. My future goals are to obtain my associate degree in the following year and work my way up to my masters or even doctorate degree. I want to work for myself and my parents. A goal of mine is to be able to travel to developing countries and volunteer to find ways to help them.”
V.P. of Records - Margoth Soto

“I am an Informatics major with a minor in Digital Design.  I am seeking to transfer to the University of Arizona in the future. One of my goals to receive my degree and start working as an author of many individual digital projects that I want to release in the future.  I hope to be part of many experiences and events through SGA.”

V.P. of Development - Olivia Garcia

“I am 19 years old and going on my second year at AWC. I have lived in Yuma my entire life and I work for the Yuma Art Center as well as volunteer at city hosted events. I plan on transferring to NAU in the fall of 2020. Currently I am working towards getting my AGEC-S and upon transferring I plan on obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree. After graduating I plan on working my way towards a PsyD program and becoming a Clinical Psychologist.”

V.P. of Finance - Jennifer Rivera

“I am looking forward to getting my bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice and becoming a Customs and Border Protection officer.  I like to be involved in a lot of things, help others, and participate in events like community service or other events that are organized in college. Eventually I plan on staying here in Yuma to finish my bachelor’s degree. I am grateful I got this position and cannot wait what to see what 2019-2020 has to offer to all of us.”
V.P. of Student Health and Safety - Juan Alcocer

“I am an Arizona Western College student majoring in psychology. My current roles are majorly as a student and a member of the CAMP program. For the following year I will be more involved in the community as I will be an RA and I won the position of Vice President of Student Health and Safety. I will try my best to create a fun and enjoyable community since I will be involved in a major way with both positions, with the main goal of helping the students to the best of my ability. One day I will transfer to NAU. My career goal is to become a psychiatrist because it has always been an interest of mine to be able to help people in need by listening to their problems.”

V.P. of Public Relations - Wasi Musonde Asombang-Price

“I was raised in Lusaka, Zambia.  I am seeking and Automotive Technology Degree with the future plan of transferring to NAU to also do the ROTC program.  I hope to become a motivational speaker while being an auto mechanic.  I hope to someday help others succeed while also making the world a better place.”

Shara Skinner
Coordinator of Student Leadership and Activities
Arizona Western College
(928) 344-7581

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