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."
Vera of Buchanan City, Liberia is currently a student in the Medical Administrative Program. She is also active in MSLA, Student Ambassador. She chose to join student senate because she loves helping others and she loves this school. After finishing her program here at DCTC, Vera will pursue additional education.
...Thing about DCTC: "The friendly behavior of the teachers and students. I mean, everybody is ready to help."
...Movie: She's not a movie watcher
...Book: "The Bible, Storybook"
...Musician or band: "Bob Marley, Lucky Dube"
Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "Because senate helps you with a lot of information. It also helps you to reach out and help other students."
Kalley of Mendota Heights is currently a student in the Business Administration program. She got involved with student senate to be active in more than just sports. She was interested in more activities to be involved in and as she says, "senate sounded like the perfect one!" She is a team member of both the Women's soccer team in the fall and Women's Softball team in the spring. After she finishes her program here at DCTC she plans to transfer to a four year college and finish her degree while continuing to play softball.
...Thing about DCTC: "The amazing people I have met! I've met people from all over, and they have all come from so many different lifestyles it's so cool to see."
...Movie: "She's the Man"
...Book: "I cannot choose!"
...Musician or band: "Khalid "
...Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "Fun way to get involved, and have a say for your school! Plus if you join everyone is amazing, so welcoming, and believe you can do so much!"
Abigail (Abby) Anderson is from Farmington, MN, and is currently pursuing a degree in Executive Assistant A.A.S. Abby wanted to represent DCTC on the Student Senate to get more experience working as a secretary.
After graduation Abby plans to move to Apple Valley and find an Executive Assistant position in Minneapolis.
...Thing about DCTC: "My favorite part about DCTC is my experience with the teachers and my classmates. They are all so friendly, and great at answering questions about things I need help with."
...Movie: "My favorite movie is 1408 with John Cusack"
...Book: "My favorite book is Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie."
...Musician or band: "My favorite band is Journey."
Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "Other students should join student senate because It’s a great experience, and the members of the student senate are great people."
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.