Susan Garcia is currently pursuing a degree in Executive Assistant A.A.S. Susan wanted to represent DCTC on the Student Senate because she truly believes in the power of the student voice. If you meet her in the hall she will most likely talk to you about how to get involved in Student Senate and Student Life activities.
In addition to being a member of the Student Senate, Susan is a member of Business Professionals of America. After graduation, Susan plans to pursue an executive assistant position within a large international company.
...Thing about DCTC: "There are two things about DCTC that stand out to me. First, I enjoy being able meet and learn about the diverse students we have on campus. Second, the amazing amount of true and genuine care our advisors invest in our success as students."
...Movie: "Sixteen Candles" or anything by John Hughes.
...Book: "The Kite Runner" Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini’s first novel.
...Musician or band: "No favorite band or musician, but I enjoy listening to 89.3 The Current or MPR."
...Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "It will impact your life in ways you never knew it could. If you have ever wanted to be a part of the decisions being made in your school this is the place to do it."
Susan is from the Philippines, but grew up in NE Minneapolis and is currently pursuing a degree in Accounting. She wanted to represent DCTC on the Student Senate because she wants to contribute her experience and knowledge. In addition to being a member of the Student Senate, Susan is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Budget Committee.
After graduation, Susan plans to transfer to Saint Mary’s University.
...Thing about DCTC: "Support from faculty and staff."
...Movie: "The Incredibles 1 & 2"
...Book: "The Creation"
...Musician or band: "Muse"
...Why other Students should join the Student Senate: "It's a great opportunity to connect with other students, faculty and staff you wouldn't have met otherwise; and to help make a positive impact on the student experience."
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.