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Student Senate / ASNNMC

Presenting the candidates for ASNNMC / Student Senate Fall 2021-Spring 2022

David Chaloupka, senior in business administration, running for Vice-President.
I am candidating for the Vice-President position on the NNMC Student Senate because I believe that I bring energy and innovation as well as experience to the NNMC student government body. I have previously served on the Student Senate and I also have experience with being a Student Ambassador at NNMC. As a senior student, I understand many different processes here at the college and I can advocate for my fellow students in the best way. Me being an international student-athlete, I am bringing lots of diversity to the senate and I hope that I will be able to improve and lead the senate to better future.

Seeairrah Evans Collins, senior in business administration, running for Senator.
Hello everyone, my name is Seeairrah and I am running for senator.
I look to bringing nothing but happiness and bright ideas to the team.



Bruno Ribeiro Guedes, senior in business administration, running for President.
I am an International student from Brazil majoring in Business Administration and going for my last year at Northern. I've been involved with Student Life for 3 years now, as I served as Student Ambassador and Senate's Treasurer. My experience and my skills make me qualified to lead the Student Senate into big projects that will help students and make their college life easier. I am excited about this opportunity to represent the student body and I can't wait to work with my fellow Senators.

Victor Navajas de Faria, senior in business management, running for Senator or Student Regent.
Hello, my name is Victor, I am an international student from Brazil. I am going for my second year on the Student Senate, and I am ready to keep working hard representing our students. I am extremely excited about this year, and I can’t wait to help the students and staff with the transition for life back in campus. There is so much that we can do, but it all starts now. Please vote for me.

Angelina Ortiz, freshman in biology, running for Senator.
Whenever I got discouraged in my studies, the words in my mind “You got this” kept me grounded. I graduated with honors from Pojoaque Valley High and I am majoring in Biology. Yes, I will struggle but I am committed to get things done as best as I can and will not give up. I want to start off with the word ambitious, because we all as a team are. I as one of your leaders will find a way to come up with solutions, connect with people and see their perspectives within creative skills to bring a brighter outcome for all.

Chris'Alee Patterson, senior in biology, running for Treasurer or Student Regent.
Hi, my name is Chris’Alee Patterson. I’m a part of the Women’s Basketball program here at Northern. I wanted to become part of the Student Senate to be more aware of what goes on at school. I would like to provide leadership skills and help with opportunities presented at the school. I would like to use my position to help better our school and help the students and facility members who are part of the Northern family. I thank you for the opportunity to join.

Dolores Sanchez-Gurule, junior in information engineering, running for Senator.
Statement: I am currently a Junior at NNMC studying Information Engineering. Northern has inspired me to always be the best version of myself and I strive to inspire others to do the same. It is my long term goal to start my own tech support company and short-term to finish my degree and minor in Business Administration. I am currently in the process of induction for the National Society of Leadership and Success and was an inducted member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Announcing the premiere of  Student Senate's 2021 FLY LIKE AN EAGLE Speaker Series on Career Readiness with President Bailey speaking on Leadership & Critical Thinking.

Stay tuned for more on career readiness in upcoming Speaker Series • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving • Oral/Written Communications • Teamwork/Collaboration • Digital Technology • Professionalism/Work Ethic • Career Management • Global/Intercultural Fluency. More info: Evelyn Juarez, maria_e_juarez@nnmc.edu.


The Associated Students of Northern New Mexico College (ASNNMC, or Student Senate) has been established to provide Northern students with an organizational vehicle to provide input to college administrators, and to sponsor and support student activities, participate in leadership training/opportunities, and facilitate student responsibility and empowerment in all areas of college life.

ASNNMC is the official student government body for Northern students. We have our own Charter and Bylaws, office space within the student lounge area in the Administration Building (Española campus), and annual budget to serve student interests. Joining ASNNMC as an officer or senator is the way for current students to develop excellent leadership experience while making new friends and helping to enhance campus life for all students.

The requirements for joining Student Senate are:
1) Be a current Northern student enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.
2) Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.
3) Collect at least 25 petition signatures from current NNMC students OR two letters of recommendation.
4) Write a one-page essay/cover letter about why you want to join Student Senate and what you hope to accomplish.

Our bylaws state that Student Senate should have a minimum of 10 senators. When we have open positions, eligible students may join Student Senate at any time during the school year!

Northern Student Senate Charter/By Laws

Office: Administration Building, Student Lounge Area
E-mail: don.appiarius@nnmc.edu

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