Sheri Hanson is from Crosby, Minn., and is currently pursuing a degree in Digital Marketing. When asked why she joined the Student Senate, Sheri said "I like to be involved and that anytime I can help make even the smallest difference, then I am ALL in!" Additionally, she would like to make a positive impact.Sheri is also a member or TRIO and Phi Theta Kappa, where she serves as President.
After graduation, Sheri hopes to achieve a job in her field of study.
Sheri also attends many concerts every year (Rock & Country). She added, "I have seen just about everyone imaginable. I have been blessed to have my picture with over 70 different performers over the years (even Vikings Football players)."
...Thing about DCTC: "The friendliness genuine care of students & staff alike!"
...Movie: "The Godfather" and "Schindler's List"
...Book: "The Bible"
...Musician or band: "It is a tie between "Michael Jackson" and "Chris Hawkey""
Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "So that their voice can be heard & so that they can make a difference."
Brian Barnes is from Lakeville, MN, currently resides in Lakeville, MN, and is currently pursuing a degree in Software Development.
Brian wanted to represent DCTC on the Student Senate to "grow in the skills of leadership while impacting DCTC for better."
In addition to being a member of the Student Senate, Brian is has been a student representative on multiple college search committees, co-chairs the Activities and Outreach Committee, and is a member of the Unified Club and Phi Theta Kappa.
After graduation, Brian's short-term goal is to work as a software developer at Google. Long term he would like to start his own business helping those in need.
...Thing about DCTC: "I love the family like environment. DCTC is small enough to make impact quickly and big enough to impact many people."
...Book: "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"
...Musician or band: "Earth, Wind & Fire"
Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "If you want to make impact, if you want to meet other students, if you want to earn some money, and if you want to make DCTC the best school possible, you should join the Student Senate."
Gregory (Greg) Gbee is from Liberia (West Africa) and currently resides in Burnsville, MN, and is currently pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering.
Greg wanted to represent DCTC on the Student Senate "I like to be involved wherever l am, moreover, the student senate presents a lot of opportunities that is going to benefit me throughout my professional life."
In addition to being a member of the Student Senate, Greg is a student representative on the college's Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee, is in the process of becoming a Student Ambassador, and is interested in joining the soccer team.
After graduation, Greg plans on pursuing a 4-year degree at a university. "Upon graduation, I wish to work for whatever company that hires me to work for at least 6 years. Within the 6 years of work, I will save, build and network and then build my own engineering company that will benefit others and make tremendous impact in society."
...Thing about DCTC: "My favorite part about DCTC is the whenever l am called smiling to volunteer. I love that and feel great about it."
...Movie: "The Story of Joseph, Biblical"
...Book: "Being a 3% Man by Corey Whayn"
...Musician or band: "Bernice Blackie"
Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "Other students should consider joining the student senate because, it is going to help them with a lot of opportunities. Recommendation, exposures, makes you a decision maker and it gets you involved with other students and activities on campus."
Dame Gamada is from Ethiopia (Nekemte), and is currently pursuing an AAS degree in Business Management. When asked why he joined the Student Senate, Dame said "I want to contribute for students as much as I can." Dame is also a member of TRIO and is involved in Phi Theta Kappa and the Multicultural Student Leadership Association.
After graduation, Dame would like to be production supervisor and continue his education to obtain a bachelor's degree.
Dame has likes to play soccer when he has the times and I likes to run 3 miles for fun!
...Thing about DCTC: "The welcome/inclusion message."
...Movie: "Rush Hour 1, The Gods Must be Crazy 1"
...Book: "The 7 Habits" by Stephen R. Covey
...Musician or band: "10,000 Reasons" by Matt Redman
Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "“I think student senate is the place where students can serve their fellow students. It is good place to know and connect to DCTC."
Anna Kimmel is from Eagan, MN, and is currently pursuing degrees in Interior Design and Architecture. When asked why she joined the Student Senate, Anna said "Because I know what it's like to be a current student at DCTC who has disability & mental health. So I want to advocate for my classmates and let them be heard." Anna is also a member of TRIO and is involved in Student Senate, Christians On Campus, the Multicultural Student Leadership Association, Unified Club and Mental Health Club and campus-wide committees, such as Activities and Outreach Committee, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Safety Committee, and lastly the Dave Schroeder Outstanding Student Award selection committee.
...Thing about DCTC: "Having so many DCTC staff who are always here to help me and support me emotionally as well."
...Movie: "Miracles from Heaven"
...Book: "Smile" by Raina Telgemeier
...Musician or band: Katy Perry
Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "Because you get to have a say in what Student Senate is responsible for."
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.
Serve as official DCTC representative with LeadMN, formerly the Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA).