The BCCC Student Government Association (SGA) has named its officers for the 2015-2016 school year. The new officers are as follows: Elizabeth Cobb, President; Alfred M. Griffin, Vice President; Ashley Paszt, Treasurer; Katherine Blandford, Secretary; Yalissa Dominicak, Historian; Stephen Charles Owens, Parliamentarian; and Craig Ward, Special Needs Coordinator.
Cobb lives in Bear Grass and is a lifelong resident of Martin County. At age 23, she is the mother of two small children and is enrolled in the Medical Office Administration program. She hopes to graduate in May 2017 and plans to seek employment in a local medical office.
“I look forward to working with students, faculty and staff here at BCCC to promote effective communication and networking,” says Cobb.
Griffin, who is enrolled in the Office Administration program, lives in Belhaven with his wife and two children. In addition to SGA, he is a mentor in BCCC’s Men of Success organization, which focuses on increasing collegiate minority male retention and graduation.
Blandford, age 17, is a student in the Beaufort County Early College High School. After graduating next May, she plans to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. She is also a member of Gulls on the Run, a fitness club at BCCC.
Paszt, age 18, is from Pinetown and also intends to become a physical therapist. She plans to attend Western Carolina University after graduating from BCCC to obtain her bachelor’s degree and pursue a doctorate. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family, and would like to return to Washington after completing her education.
Owens, age 24, is a Washington native and a full-time student in BCCC’s Information Technology program. He plans to seek further education after graduating and would like to become a network engineer.
Domincak lives in Washington and is a mother of two. She works in BCCC’s library in the Work Study Program and is in the process of completing the prerequisites to apply for the Registered Nurse program. She would like to become a NICU nurse and remain in the area.
Craig, a Belhaven resident and father of four, is on schedule to graduate in May 2017. He began in the Heavy Construction Equipment program but plans to change his program of study to General Occupational Technology, and to seek a supervisory position in a maintenance shop.
The Student Government Association at BCCC provides an organized avenue of student involvement in the college. The SGA implements and plans activities that provide students with social and service projects that interest them. The SGA President serves as an ex-officio member of the BCCC Board of Trustees.For more information about the SGA, contact Theresa Edwards, Student Activities Coordinator, at 252-940-6217 or visit the SGA office in Building 9.