Daisy of Burnsville is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing. She is active in MSLA, Student Ambassador, and has assisted in coordinating several events for student life such as the Hope survey, Red Cross Blood Drive, Student Life Fair, and more. Daisy wanted to represent DCTC on the Student Senate mainly to be involved at DCTC by voicing concerns and to help make changes for the better. It’s through these connections she gets to know other students and staff better. After attaining her degree, she plans to work as a nurse and further her education to a BSN.
...Thing about DCTC: "Making connections with other students and staff."
...Movie: "Rush Hour 1, 2, 3, and 4"
...Book: "The Art of Work" by Jeff Goins.
...Musician or band: "So many to choose from, but Sauti Sol (Kenyan band) is a favorite."
Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "Student senate not only helps you learn more about the school as a whole by asking questions, it also encourages you to voice your concerns and bring ideas to elevate the student body as a whole."
Emily Grace Swanson is from Burnsville, Minn. and is currently pursuing a degree in Medical Administrative Specialist. Emily Grace first heard about the Student Senate from Anna Voight and started attending to represent the Christians on Campus club. "I then had so much fun at the meetings that I just continued attending them and soon joined the Student Senate," said Emily.
She enjoys playing the French Horn, piano and singing. "I also love to fish and watch football. In living with life-long medical challenges (34 surgeries so far), I have learned through my Hope in Christ, to live each day with joy, always try my best, and meet each challenge with hard work, determination and perseverance," she added.
In addition to being a member of the Student Senate, Emily Grace is a member of Christians on Campus group, the Lions Club, and serves as the student representative on DCTC’s Foundation Board.
After graduation, Emily Grace would love to work in a medical office setting or possibly at DCTC.
...Thing about DCTC: "My favorite part about DCTC so far has been being part of all of the different clubs and making new friends, and meeting so many amazing people."
...Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life
...Book: "The Penderwick Series"
...Musician or band: "Matt Redman"
Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "Other students should consider joining the Student Senate because it is a lot of fun, you get to meet new people, and you can be a part of making some decisions for the students at DCTC."
Sheri Hanson is from Crosby, MN, 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!" Sheri is also a member of 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 of students & staff alike!"
...Movie: Dumb & Dumber with Jim Carrey
...Book: "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck
...Musician or band: "38 Special"
Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "I would like to think that as a student, you would want to contribute towards your college."
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).