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."
Mark Westemeier is from Maplewood, Minn., and is currently pursuing a degree in Sports Management. Mark wanted to represent DCTC on the Student Senate to get more involved.
In addition to being a member of the Student Senate, Mark is a Student Ambassador, member of TRIO, is a student representative on the Equity and Inclusion Council, and served as a student representative on the Safety Committee.
After graduation, Mark hopes to coach soccer professionally.
...Thing about DCTC: "Making new friends."
...Movie: "Radio" or "Mulan"
...Book: "The Ranger's Apprentice"
...Musician or band: "NF"
Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "It's a great welcoming environment."
Fawaz (Faz) Rabiu is from, Nigeria (Ikorodu), and is currently pursuing a Digital Marketing Specialist degree.
Fawaz wanted to represent DCTC on the Student Senate because "it presents many opportunities, but one in particular, to learn more about myself. Moreover, to get more networking opportunities."
In addition to being a member of the Student Senate, Fawaz is a Student Ambassador and member of TRIO.
After graduation, Fawaz plans to start working and to finish his bachelor degree.
...Thing about DCTC: "My favorite part about DCTC so far is how enjoyable the environment has been to me. It's pleasant, with wonderful staff that are always happy and willing to help you out if need be."
...Movie: The Benchwarmers
...Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns
...Musician or band: Travis Scott
Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "To develop many different skills. Furthermore, to know more about the school and what they offer that can benefit you as a Student."
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 Christians On Campus, the Multicultural Student Leadership Association, and campus-wide committees, such as Dave Schroeder Outstanding Student Award selection committee.
After graduation, Anna would like help with make sure buildings are up to code with being wheelchair accessible, incorporating ADA into interior design, and to help build homes for injured veterans who need a wheelchair accessible home to live in.
Anna also has a rare physical disability which is called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, or AMC for short. Anna cannot walk and has a power wheelchair. Also, her family is a military family. Her oldest brother is currently serving our country in the US Army, currently stationed in U.S. Both of her parents are veterans who served in the US Army.
...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).