Cheryl Brogger is from Dennison, MN and is currently pursuing a dual degree in Executive Administrative Assistant/Medical Administrative Assistant. She is in her fifth semester with plans to graduate in spring of 2017.
Cheryl wanted to represent DCTC on the Student Senate because it will give her a sense of belonging to the college and stepping out of her comfort zone to learn new things.
In addition to being a member of the Student Senate, Cheryl is a member of Business Professionals of America & Phi Theta Kappa.
After graduation, Cheryl plans to find a position with a smaller company, but is very flexible with her search.
...Thing about DCTC: "She likes that the classes are all held in one building, the staff and instructors, and she has met some really nice friends. "
...Movie: "I cannot narrow it down. I love comedies most!"
...Book: "I don't have a favorite book. I love to read! I just have favorite authors: Kristin Hannah, Jodi Picoult and Lisa Jackson to name a few."
...Musician or band: "This changes with the years. I like a wide variety of music from old country to rap."
...Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "It is a chance for your voice to be heard."
Yetnayet (Yeti) Tessma is from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and is currently pursuing a degree in Medical Assisting and plans to graduate May 2017. Yeti wanted to represent DCTC as a Student Ambassador to help educate visitors about campus life, history, traditions and achievements of the college through supporting the Student Life & Leadership departments, and to conduct campus tours.
In addition to being in the Student Senate, Yeti is a Student Ambassador and President of Multicultural Leadership Association.
After graduation, Yeti plans to work in her field as a medical assistant. She chose to become a medical assistant because of a wonderful and rewarding experience she had back home in Ethiopia. Ever since then, she knew she wanted to work with people in a meaningful way and make a positive impact in this world.
In her free time, Yeti enjoys playing with her kids, photography, listening to music, swimming, reading, and cleaning.
...Thing about DCTC: My teacher, Susan Johanson. I really can't thank her enough for all she taught me. I will forever remember not only the facts that she taught me, but also the way she made learning so much fun! She is truly a gifted teacher and I feel so privileged to have learned from her. She made anatomy and physiology my favorite subject! Mrs, Susan Johanson, Thanks again for everything.
...Class you have taken at DCTC: Anatomy and Physiology
...Movie:Autumn in New York
...Book: Dertogada, Ethiopian Novel
...Musician or band: Kenny Rogers
...Why did you join the Student Senate? Getting involved in the senate is one of the greatest, most rewarding experiences I have and I will have while I'm in DCTC. By joining Student Senate I have the opportunity to:
* Network and socialize with students, staff, faculty and administrators
* Build experience for my resume.
* Gain invaluable skills for future employment.
* Build social skills by interacting with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
* Enhance communication skills.
* Develop leadership skills by learning to take responsibility and manage challenges.
* Make friends and having fun
...Why other Students should join the Student Senate? As a Student Senator, students will be able to have a voice in what activities and events are held and how students can be more engaged on campus. They will be able to meet and network with a great variety of leaders throughout the college, including support staff, administrators, and faculty. They will be able to immerse themselves in official parliamentarian proceedings and have a voice in managing financial resources. They’ll be challenged, they'll be forced to think critically, and they'll have every opportunity to learn what it takes to be a leader. The values of being a Senator are endless . . . but most importantly, when they graduate, they will be able to look back on their time at DCTC and know that they helped make a difference. And also they provide the student viewpoint to the college faculty and administration; they become the link.
Kusum Joshi is from Delhi, India, and is currently living in Eagan, MN. She is pursuing a degree in Multimedia and Web Design and plans to graduate in fall 2017.
Kusum wanted to represent DCTC on the Student Senate to develop wide range of transferable skills that will benefit her in the future. She added, “Employers, colleges and universities are looking for more than just good grades; they want community involvement and service!” In addition to being on the Student Senate, Kusum serves as a Student Ambassador.
After graduation, Kusum plans to look for a full time job. In her free time, she enjoys listening old, classic music and doing crafts.
...Thing about DCTC: "My favorite part about DCTC is working as a Student Ambassador. "
...Class you have taken at DCTC: "My favorite class was Photoshop Class."
...Movie: "Indian Movies"
...Book: "Harry Potter"
...Musician or band: "Indian Music"
...Why did you join the Student Senate? "I joined Student Senate because I wanted to be more involved on campus. I had no idea what it was or what I was going to do after joining, but I knew that I would be able to add valuable contributions. It was a lot more enjoyable than I thought it would be. Recently, I attended training ‘Heart of a leader.’ It was such a great experience for me. I knew that without being part of Student Senate I wouldn't get this opportunity. Student Senate has given me so many opportunities to network and socialize with students, staff, faculty and administrators."
...Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "Getting involved in any club or organization can be one of the greatest, most rewarding experiences you will have while you are in college. By joining Student Senate you will have the opportunity to build social skills by interacting with people from different cultures and backgrounds, you can enhance your communication skills. You also develop your leadership skills by learning to take responsibility and manage challenges. You gain invaluable skills for future employment and build experience for your resume."
Sumaiya Khan is from Hyderabad, Pakistan, and is currently pursuing a degree in Multimedia and Web design. Sumaiya (Sumi) wanted to represent DCTC on the Student Senate because she wanted the opportunity to communicate and interact with different people. In addition to being a member of the Student Senate, Sumi is also working as a Graphic Designer on-campus and really enjoying her work. After graduation, Sumi plans to get a professional job.
...Thing about DCTC: "Everyone is helpful, Kind, and Friendly."
...Book: "Non-Fiction Books"
...Musician or band: "I listen to a little bit of everything but my absolute favorite is Metallica."
Why other Students should join the Student Senate:
Build your resume
Network and socialize with students, staff, faculty and administrators
The Student Senate is the official voice of students on campus. The Student Senate is involved in many decisions made on campus, including tuition increases, graduation planning and college activities. The Student Senate can also initiate projects for campus improvement. All students are encouraged to participate in the Student Senate.
Chaired by the vice president, the Activities Committee plans and coordinates campus activities and events sponsored by the Student Senate. Events include blood drives, Card Your Valentine, winter and spring parties, Grad Blast, and more!
Student Life Committee
Chaired by the president of the Student Senate and the director of Student Life, the Student Life Committee studies and makes recommendations to the Student Senate on issues related to funding, including tuition increases and club funding requests.
Chaired by the campus liaison, the Outreach Committee works to promote Student Life to the DCTC community, and on Student Life retention efforts. It is the goal of the Outreach Committee to create a stronger community among DCTC students, faculty, and staff.
Student Senate Mission
Represent all DCTC students.
Serve as student body voice with state legislature and other governing bodies.
Work with college administration and faculty to promote high quality education.
Advance cooperation between students and the community.
Increase scholastic interest and achievement.
Organize, maintain and energize activities within the student community.
Encourage students to participate in other organizations related to their fields of study.
Inspire and support student understanding and participation in citizenship activities.