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					                                Great Basin College
                          Student Government Association
                                      Agenda
                             12:30 p.m. April 18, 2008
                                  Elko – GBC LH 114
                                 Battle Mountain BM 2
                                      Ely GBC 112
                                  Pahrump PVC 124
                                 Winnemucca GBC 109

I.     Call to Order

II.    Roll Call

       Executive Board
       Richie LeSpade, President        Present
       Hannah Works, Treasurer          Present
       Julie Smith, Student Advocate    Present

       Battle Mountain Senator
       Kathleen Miller                  Present

       Elko Senators
       Andre LeSpade                    Present
       Jacqueline Lemback               Present (Per Phone)
       Christy Malloy                   Present
       Ella Trujillo                    Present
       Faby Cervantes                   Present
       Robert Courtney                  Present

       Ely Senators
       Barry Kelsey                     Present
       Cassidi Mangum                   Unexcused

       Winnemucca Senators
       Susan French                     Present
       Ilona Somers                     Present

       Pahrump Senators
       Lora Berkabile                   Present
       Emily Lurker                     Present

III.   Introduction of Guests                                                  Information
       Stacie Potter, Lynn Mahlburg, Jamie Muir, Kyle Farley, Anna Rowley, Eron
       Sanchez, Jessica Johnson (Elko Campus) and Janis McCollum (Pahrump Campus).
IV.    Approval of Agenda                                              Information/Action
       April 18, 2008 SGA Agenda
       Senator Courtney moved to approve, Senator Malloy seconded. President LeSpade
       said on item A. that he found out it was suppose to be for May 9th. He also said he
       was going to switch item E. and item F. around. It was moved to amend with set
       changes by Treasurer Works, it was seconded by Senator LeSpade. Both motions
       passed unanimously.
V.     Approval of Minutes                                             Information/Action
       April 11, 2008 SGA Minutes
       Senator LeSpade moved for approval, Senator Trujillo seconded. Motion passed
       unanimously.
VI.    President’s Report                                                      Information
       President LeSpade thanked Lynn Mahlburg for attending the meeting He informed
       everyone that a campus open forum was set for Tuesday April 22, 2008 at 3:30 and
       everyone could attend. He told everyone that his end of the year event was going to
       be next Friday and their will be food and movies. He said that he’s going to need all
       the help he could get. He was hoping the weather was going to be good or else it
       would be in Café X.

VII.   Treasurer’s Reports                                             Information/Action
       None

VIII. Student Advocate’s Report                                                Information
      Advocate Smith thanked Lynn Mahlburg, Stacie Potter and Janice McCollum for
      attending. She told Barry in Ely that he needed to fill out a student worker packet so
      he could be paid. She said that the two senators from Ely needed to fill out the
      packets. Senator Kelsey informed the group that Senator Mangum had dropped all her
      classes. She said that they were Barry Ramsey and Jacqueline Lemback. She said
      they were unable to be present at the meeting due to circumstances beyond their
      control and appreciated the excellent work they had done this past year.

IX.    Branch Campus Reports                                                    Information
       A. Battle Mountain-No Report
       B. Ely-
       Ely reported that their self-defense class would be April 30th at 7:00 p.m.
       C. Pahrump-
       Senator Berkabile asked to donate the left over spaghetti to Home and
       Health Services in Pahrump for Senior Citizens. No one raised objections to it and it
       was mentioned that it would be tossed out if not donated.
       D. Winnemucca-
       Winnemucca reported that they were going to have their Spring Hunt on Tuesday
       and were going to get more votes then Elko.

X.     Committee Reports                                                Information/Action
       A. Facilities-
       Facilities reported that we got $.50 from the air hockey table, $10.00 from the pool
       table, $13.00 from the condom machines and the total $23.00.

       B. Bighorn Pantry Report

XI.    Unfinished Business

XII.   New Business

       A. Friday Follies                                               Information/Action

       Treasurer Works requests a cap of $600 for water for the final Friday Follies for
       the month of May 9, 2008.
       Senator Malloy moved for approval, Senator LeSpade seconded. Treasurer
       Works said it was for the last Friday Follies. Senator Lemback said it was going to be
      tons of fun. It was asked if it was just for water. Treasurer Works said it was going to
      be for water and water toys and products for the event. Motion passed unanimously.

      B. Luncheon                                                      Information/Action

      President LeSpade requests a cap of $500 to host a luncheon for the 2008
      graduates on the Ely campus.
      Treasurer Works moved for approval, Senator Malloy seconded. Senator Kelsey said
      it for the students who might not be able to make it to Elko and was for the student
      graduates and their families in the community to be held May 19, 2008. Motion
      passed unanimously

      C. Food for Thought                                              Information/Action

      Senator French requests a cap of $300.00 for a Food for Thought
      Breakfast/Brunch the week before spring finals 2008 on the Winnemucca campus.
      Senator LeSpade moved for approval, Senator Cervantes seconded. Senator French
      said it was for the entire finals week to serve breakfast refreshments. Motion passed
      unanimously.
      D. Graduation Party                                               Information/Action

      Senator French requests a cap of $500 for a graduation party to be held on the
      Winnemucca campus for the spring 2008 semester.
      Senator Malloy moved for approval, Senator Kelsey seconded. Winnemucca
      mentioned it was going to be in the month of May and they were going to have a
      BBQ. Motion passed unanimously.

      E. Campaign Speeches                                             Information/Action

      Campaign Speeches for the 2008 spring elections will be given.
      (See Attached)

      Meeting was recessed for 5-10 minutes at 2:15.

      Resumed at 2:23

XIII. Roll Call II

      Executive Board
      Richie LeSpade, President         Present
      Hannah Works, Treasurer           Excused
      Julie Smith, Student Advocate     Present

      Battle Mountain Senator
      Kathleen Miller                   Present

      Elko Senators
      Andre LeSpade                     Present
      Jacqueline Lemback                Excused
      Christy Malloy                    Present
      Ella Trujillo                     Excused
      Faby Cervantes                    Excused
      Robert Courtney                   Present

      Ely Senators
      Barry Kelsey                      Present
      Cassidi Mangum                    Unexcused

      Winnemucca Senators
      Susan French                      Present
      Ilona Somers                      Present

      Pahrump Senators
      Lora Berkabile                    Present
      Emily Lurker                      Present




      F. Graduation Item                                               Information/Action

      President LeSpade requests a cap of $500 for graduation items to be worn for the
      2008 graduating SGA officers.
      Senator LeSpade moved for approval, Senator Courtney seconded. President LeSpade
      said Elko Trophy had medals for around $7.50. He said there were a number of
      options to do with the medals and they could get it done fast. Stacie Potter said it was
      good that the group was changing the tradition and doing their own thing. Motion
      passed unanimously.


XIV. Items Laid on the Table

      C. Graduation                                                    Information/Action

      President LeSpade requests $300.00 for lei’s for the spring 2008 graduation.
      It was moved to be taken off the table by Senator LeSpade, Senator Malloy seconded.
      Motion passed unanimously. President LeSpade then vetoed the Item with a big V.

XV.   Issues and Concerns/Public Comment                                   Information
      Julie Woodbury talked about ways to reach out with students and the Girl Scouts.
      President LeSpade recommended to talk to Julie Smith and gave her phone number.
      Stacie gave words of encouragement and advice from housing. Senator Kelsey
      commented that anyone could come to the luncheon May 19th at 1:00 on the Ely
      campus.
      Meeting adjourned:
      2:40
  GREAT BASIN COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
               CANDIDATE FORUM – Spring 2008
All SGA Candidates were asked to submit answers to the following questions:

1. WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO GBC? HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A STUDENT AT GBC? WHAT ARE
YOUR CURRENT AND FUTURE GOALS?
 2. WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FOR AN SGA OFFICE? WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE? WHAT
                 MAKES YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THIS OFFICE?
3. WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN GOALS FOR SGA? IF ELECTED, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE
ACCOMPLISHED AND HOW WOULD YOU ACCOMPLISH IT?
4. WHAT ELSE SHOULD VOTERS KNOW ABOUT YOU? WHAT QUALIFIES YOU AS A STUDENT
LEADER?

CANDIDATE FOR SGA PRESIDENT:

ERON SANCHEZ
           Question One:
              a) WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO GBC?
              b) HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A STUDENT AT GBC?
              c) WHAT ARE YOUR CURRENT AND FUTURE GOALS?

                    a)  I came to GBC to change career fields. I wanted to begin a career
                        in the health care industry. I found the nursing program to be the
                        ideal situation for that goal.
                   b) I have been a student here for four years now.
                   c) My current goals include completing my ADN in Nursing. Future
                        goals include continuing education to attain my bachelor degree in
                        Nursing. During this time I would like to become more involved
                        with student and community affairs.
                Question two:
                   a) WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FOR AN SGA OFFICE?
                   b) WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE?
                   c) WHAT MAKES YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THIS
                        OFFICE?

                    a)  As the vice president and president of the Student Nurses
                        Organization (SNO), I have had the opportunity to get involved, in
                        not only student, but community affairs. I feel that this position is
                        the next step fort me to bring about greater change within the
                        campus and community life.
                   b) I have spent the past two years as the vice-president, and the
                        president of the Student Nurses organization. As an officer in this
                        organization, I have had to opportunity to increase student
                        involvement on campus and within the community. It has also
                        allowed me to spearhead fund raising activities that directly benefit
                        the student body and the community of Elko.
                   c) I believe that my experience with SNO gives me a strong
                        foundation for this office. I also believe that my strong
                        interpersonal and organizational skills will be instrumental in
                        allowing me to excel as student body president. I can utilize these
                        skills to relate to students of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
                Question three:
                   a) WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN GOALS FOR SGA?
                   b) IF ELECTED WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE
                        ACCOMPLISHED, AND HOW WILL YOU ACCOMPLISH IT?

                    a)   As student body president my primary focus will be to get the
                         student body more involved in the government process. I believe
                         that we need a strong governing body to further the name of Great
                         Basin College within the community. Secondarily, I would like to
                         get our student body more involved in current events and politics
                         not only on a micro level, but on a macro level as well.
                    b) I feel that this can be achieved by actively seeking out leaders
                         within the student body, and teaching them about the many
                         opportunities they have to further student life within our
                         community. Also, I hope to use the influence of my position to get
                         leaders on a national level to our community. This being an
                         election year this may be accomplished by staging a debate
                         between our countries leaders.
                 Question four:
                    a) WHAT ELSE SHOULD VOTERS KNOW ABOUT YOU?
                    b) WHAT QUALIFIES YOU AS A STUDENT LEADER?

                      a) My strong leadership ability and organizational skills make me an
                         excellent candidate for this position. I feel that these skills make it
                         possible for me to create a strong governing body, which will in
                         turn advance the name of Great Basin College on a community and
                         state level. Also, as an excellent listener I am able to take peoples
                         suggestions to heart. I can integrate the concerns of the student
                         body into the focus of our governing body.
                      b) Simply put…my leadership abilities. I believe that the best
                         indicator of future abilities, are past experiences. I have had the
                         opportunity to lead people in fund raising situations working as the
                         chairman of PUSH America, and here in the Elko community
                         during my time with SNO. I have also had the opportunity to lead
                         people for six years while running my own private enterprise in
                         Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. One final quality is my ability to capture
                         vision. When I listen to peoples ideals, I integrate them into my
                         plans. This lets them know that I have my constituent’s interests in
                         mind.

CANDIDATE FOR SGA VICE PRESIDENT:

JACQUELINE LEMBACK
   1. WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO GBC? HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A STUDENT AT GBC? WHAT
      ARE YOUR CURRENT AND FUTURE GOALS?
            I was invited to GBC when I was a senior at Elko High School. SGA and Student Life started
            recruiting me on what they called Transition Tuesdays. I started coming to some events they had
            and slowly got involved. As I continued through my senior year, I decided that I had to be with my
            friends so I went to University of Nevada Reno. After spending one year in Reno, I realized that
            GBC was the place for me and I returned to Elko. I am currently in my fourth semester at GBC
            and will continue until I have completed a bachelor degree in Elementary Education. My goal
            currently is to succeed in school and acquire my bachelor’s degree with honor and pride. My
            future goal is to find a job that will allow me to become a better person and teacher.

    2.   WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FOR AN SGA OFFICE? WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE? WHAT
         MAKES YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THIS OFFICE?
              I am running for Vice President because I feel I have the necessary requirements to fit the position
              that is required of a SGA Vice President. I love to get involved and to get others involved as well.
              I feel that meeting new people is an amazing experience because there are so many friendships I
              gain from it. Along with getting involved and meeting new people, I like to make sure that others
              as well as myself enjoy college life and strive to do their best. I believe that when you are
              involved in the school and enjoy it, you do better in class. I now have worked in Student Life for
              over a year and am currently in my second semester as a SGA Senator. I am the best candidate for
              the job because I am friendly and like to make sure that others around me are having a good time.

    3.   WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN GOALS FOR SGA? IF ELECTED, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE
         ACCOMPLISHED AND HOW WOULD YOU ACCOMPLISH IT?
              My main goal for SGA would be to make sure that the senators are involved in other student’s
              lives and represent the students in the best way possible. If I were elected to office, I want to see
              more students involved and the senators making an effort to really see what the students want out
              of their college experience. I would accomplish this by making sure that every senator went out of
                  their way to introduce themselves to students and tell them what we have to offer here at Great
                  Basin College. I would set up specific opportunities for them to try and accomplish this goal.

    4.   WHAT ELSE SHOULD VOTERS KNOW ABOUT YOU? WHAT QUALIFIES YOU AS A STUDENT
         LEADER?
                   John Maxwell once said, “A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from
         passion, not position.” A great man gave me the passion for sports, he told me to
         be thankful for what I have, and he told me always to make sure that you and the
         ones around you have fun, for if there is no fun there is no passion. This great                       man was
my grandfather and I have always respected what he told me. This                              quality of passion is why I
think I am qualified to be your leader. With passion                      comes a good leader who involves everyone;
a good leader gets all clubs and                       organizations involved and a leader is not a leader without
the help of a team. I                         believe that these are a few qualities that a leader should possess and in
my                          opinion, I have them.

CANDIDATE FOR SGA SECRETARY:

SUSAN FRENCH

    1.   I work at the Winnemucca Branch Campus. I have been a student here off and on for about 10 years. I am
         currently working toward an AA in Art, and a Gen AA to put all my education together.

    2.   I love the campus and the students. I enjoy making our students aware of the power they have as a student.
         I am currently employed as an Administrative Assistant, but I have been a secretary before. I feel I would
         be the best candidate because I plan to continue my education and not leave the area or the campus. I
         would love to someday have helped make a difference.

    3.   To educated the students regarding student power and leadership. I would love to see the campuses more
         involved together. I am trying to get the students in Winnemucca to travel to Elko for some events that are
         offered there. I would love to have them attend concerts etc., to feel more attached to the main campus.

    4.   I am very involved with students both in the classroom and in study groups. I encourage sharing of ideas
         and strive to help in any way possible. I get involved in outside activities such as Relay for Life and I
         recruit students constantly.

    CANDIDATE FOR SGA TREASURER:
    ANNA ROWLEY

    1.       Approaching high school graduation, I was unsure about my college plans, so I enrolled at the
             University of Nevada-Reno. Two weeks before I was supposed to move, I realized that I was meant to
             stay in Elko. I chose not to go to UNR and enrolled at Great Basin College. I have been a student at
             GBC for four years. I graduated with an Associates of Applied Science Criminal Justice-Law
             Enforcement degree and an Associates of General Studies degree in May 2007 and in December 2007 I
             completed my Associates of Applied Science Criminal Justice – Corrections degree. I am currently
             working on my Bachelors of Secondary Education – Biological Science degree. My current goals are
             to complete my Bachelors degree and become a high school biology teacher. My future goals are to
             join the Navy and continue my education in Law.
    2.       The office of Treasurer requires dedication, innovation, and commitment that comes with experience
             and service to others. I was an SGA Senator for the fall 2006 semester and the SGA Secretary for the
             spring 2007. As a Senator and Secretary, I have learned the value of hard work, perseverance, and
             ingenuity. I am running for SGA Treasurer because I feel that I have the experience and knowledge to
             successfully complete the assigned duties of SGA Treasurer. As SGA Treasurer, it would be my
             responsibility to keep accurate and updated records of the funds used by the Student Government. I am
             open minded and it is my firm belief that students should come first. I also believe that a successful
             team builds from the foundation already in place and it creates an environment that is even better.
    3.       The following list are some of my main goals for the upcoming year:
             a. Treasurer Report – Keep an updated and accurate treasury report for each month and fiscal year.
             b. Reinstitute Recreation room count for the fiscal year and keep updated and accurate records of all
                  funds collected.
             c. Responsibility for Accountability of available and outstanding funds.
             d. Participate fully as an SGA Executive Board member in all decisions regarding all matters
                  pertaining to student involvement.
      4.    I believe all voters should know that I am an extremely hard working person and I am very dedicated to
            the students at Great Basin College. These past four years I have gained valuable insight and experience to
            help me become a better person and to make me the best qualified candidate for SGA Treasurer.




CANDIDATE FOR ELKO SENATORS:

   ROBERT E. COURTNEY

   1. What brought me to GBC is my friends and wanting to attend GBC college in person is what brought me here. I
   was attending GBC via interactive video before I moved here to Elko when I was in Gabbs. I have been attending
   GBC Elko campus for about 1 year now. My current goals are to finish this semester and pass all of my classes. My
   future plans are to perhaps become a behavioral psychologist.

   2. I am running for an SGA office position because during the Fall 2007 semester, I was asked if I would like to run
   for a senator position in SGA. I said sure and I was elected. I have been serving in the SGA as a Senator for about 1
   year now. I would like to become a Senator again to help.

   3. My main goals of SGA are to help whenever possible to accomplish in activities and events. I would strive at my
   best to accomplish what needs to be done and I try to be efficient and doing what I do.

   4. I am a good worker and stick to my work. I am a trust worthy person and I do not like to go back on my word.
   When I say I will do something I do it.

   KYLE FARLEY

      1: In a way my coming to GBC was not intentional, but then again, I've grown used to life taking me in directions
             I never planned on going. Originally I planned to go straight to UNLV after getting out of the military, but
             a little thing called Iraq got in the way! After I was released from the army it was too late to get accepted,
             plus I had almost everything I owned here in town. Eventually, after talking to my sister and roommate, I
             decided to give GBC a shot, I had heard that going to a smaller school is better at first anyway. After
             coming here I'm glad I did, the small class size helped to get me back into the swing of things and allowed
             me to ask questions whenever needed.

            2: One of the first things I did when I came to GBC was to attend a meeting for Rotaract. We managed to
            get a few things done in the following semesters, and even more is getting done today. I believe that one of
            the keys to having a successful club is working with SGA, and as Rotaract's president, I feel that I can help
            integrate work between both my club and other clubs on campus.

            3: My goals for SGA are to get a better understanding of the inner workings of the school and try to
            increase involvement of students in on campus activities. Also, I would like to see the differing clubs on
            campus interact with one another in larger group projects.

            4: In Iraq I helped lead a group of soldiers in providing intelligence support for the Vanguard Brigade in
            Baghdad, Iraq. I think this helped me to understand how things work together and to see how other
            cultures working in their home setting. Also, working in Rotaract gave me and idea of how the school
            functions and gave me time to work with the community in projects that helped all over the world.


      ANDRE LESPADE

   1. What brought you to GBC? How long have you been a student at GBC? What are your current and future goals?
             Since the age of 6, I have lived in Elko, Nevada. After graduating from Elko High School in 1996, my
   intent was to stay in the area and attend Great Basin College. I decided to work and also enroll in courses
   simultaneously. In 2001, I achieved my Associates of Arts degree at GBC. With the inclusion of the Bachelors of
   Integrative and Professional Studies Program being established at the college, my goal after enrolling into the degree
   emphasis of Social Science is to work towards utilizing the field towards a career in Human Resources.
   2. Why are you running for an SGA office? What experience do you have? What makes you the best candidate for
   this office?
         I have been a Senator in SGA previously on the Elko Main Campus of GBC for the past 4 and a half
semesters. My focus is primarily geared towards the continued service of representing the students in the positive
manner in which I portray in daily actions and tasks involved while holding the Senator position. I feel that my
continued service to the position of Senator as a member of SGA can provide the college as well as the students of
GBC with someone who will sustain and provide a positive representation throughout all of the campuses of the
college.

3. What are your main goals for SGA? If elected, what would you like to see accomplished and how would you
accomplish it?
          The main thing I feel can be provided to SGA is my continued service in the area of providing ideas to
assist students as well as other members of the Student Government. By utilizing a positive perspective in creating
involvement on any of the GBC campuses, I feel ideas in establishing a sense of belonging to the college will
emerge. I would like to see the continued growth of Great Basin College in the areas of student involvement, more
programs, and the school becoming a first destination for future leaders. By creating a feeling of unity and
belonging throughout GBC campuses, more students enrolled in just 1 or within multiple courses can attain an
attachment as a representative of the school and spread a positive note while attending such a great college.

4. What else should voters know about you? What qualifies you as a student leader?
         I feel potential voters should know that I desire to continue my role as SGA Senator and to continue in
providing my skills in assisting you, the students, in the duties the position provides. My intent is geared towards a
persistent drive to achieve and completely follow through with the obligations that I place on myself. With
continuing my education at Great Basin College, SGA gives me the opportunity to be involved on the campus as
well as discover students that want to take part in what GBC has to offer. Opening communication lines with both
students and faculty are a key feature of sustaining a continued positive working goal of mine if I am reelected as
Senator in SGA.

RICHIE LESPADE

1. What brought you to GBC? How long have you been a student at GBC? What are your current and
future goals?
I attended GBC since 2002 when I was a senior in high school. I attended GBC because I couldn’t afford to go
anywhere else and it seemed like a practical idea. I plan to further my education at a university after I get my
bachelors degree. I have been a senator for more years now than I can even remember and I am currently the
president. My current goal is to finish being Student government. President and graduate with my two degrees. My
dream is to someday be an attorney and I still continue to strive for that dream.
2. Why are you running for an SGA office? What experience do you have? What makes you the best
candidate for this office?
I am currently the SGA president and want to continue to be involved for the students. I have been a Senator for
over three years. I don’t feel that there is a best or a worst candidate, only a right or wrong one. I feel that I have
more experience in student government. I have knowledge of the system and the processes involved in it.
3. What are your main goals for SGA? If elected, what would you like to see accomplished and how would
you accomplish it?
My main goal is to continue to serve the students as I always have from the beginning. I would like to see SGA
continue to grow into an even greater and better organization than it is now. I feel strong voices will be needed in the
near future I can provide that for the students. I am not afraid to stand up and be that voice regardless of the
consequences.
4. What else should voters know about you? What qualifies you as a student leader?
I am currently on of the longest running individuals in student government. My years of experience, hard work, and
dedication will continue if elected again. I care about GBC, but most of all the students that attend it. I am a pretty
outgoing kind of guy and look forward to continued service.



JAMIE MUIR

    1. WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO GBC? HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A STUDENT AT
       GBC? WHAT ARE YOUR CURRENT AND FUTURE GOALS?
                  I chose to come to GBC because it was close to home and I liked the idea of
                  living in Elko. I have been attending GBC for three years now. My current goal
                  is to graduate with my associates. My future goal is to graduate with my
                  bachelors degree.
    2. WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FOR AN SGA OFFICE? WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU
       HAVE? WHAT MAKES YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THIS OFFICE?
                  I'm running for senator because I want to be more involved in the school. I don't
                  have any experience. I'm a great candidate because I am energetic and I want to
                  make a difference.

    3. WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN GOALS FOR SGA? IF ELECTED, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE
       TO SEE ACCOMPLISHED AND HOW WOULD YOU ACCOMPLISH IT?
                  My main goals for SGA would be seeing more students involved in activities. I
                  would also like to see more events at Friday Follies. I would accomplish these
                  things by doing surveys of what students would like to see for the activities. I
                  would come up with a flier to attractively present the activity and food or prized
                  that are given out.

    4. WHAT ELSE SHOULD VOTERS KNOW ABOUT YOU? WHAT QUALIFIES YOU AS A
       STUDENT LEADER?
                  Voters should know that I am self motivated. I can interact and give information
                  to others. I am very energetic. If something needs to be done, I will do my best
                  to see it done.


    BARRY RAMSAY
What brought you to GBC? How long have you been a student at GBC? What are your current and future
goals?
           I graduated from Spring Creek High School in 2003. I have lived in Elko/Spring Creek for 10 years. Great
Basin College offered an associate degree in business administration at a great value, so I chose to attend GBC. My
first class at GBC was in 2006, I have been full time for two semesters and have taken classes during both the
summer and winter breaks. I am going to complete my associate degree in 2009, and then I will transfer to UNR
and major in international business. I want to study abroad, and eventually go to graduate school and get an MBA
from UNR.

Why are you running for an SGA office? What experience do you have? What makes you the best candidate
for this office?
          I am running for SGA office because I feel like I could be a valuable resource to the student body: I also
feel that the experience will be beneficial to me presently, in
my education, and for my future career. I have volunteered time for several events put on by SGA, and have
attended SGA meetings on occasion for InterVarsity. I am the best candidate for the position of SGA Senator
because I have a strong work ethic and sen-
ce of duty. I am naturally a leader and organizer, and I am compelled to succeed.

What are your main goals for SGA? If elected, what would you like to see accomplished and how would you
accomplish it?
         I strongly desire to be a voice and advocate for the students of Great Basin College. We have a very unique
community here in Elko, similarly the other campuses have their own respective cultures, and we have very unique
obsticals to overcome. I would like to see a stronger presence from all students on all campuses in SGA matters,
especially from our non-traditional students. I would also like to see much more participation from students and
more creative means to attract participants in support of SGA functions.

What else should voters know about you? What qualifies you as a student leader?
         Voters should know how earnestly I desire to be a productive representative of the student body. That I
accept responsibility for individual and overall satisfaction of students beyond the normal call of duty. And that I
hope to be understood as a person of whom anyone can approach with questions or concerns. I am qualified as a
student leader because I have experience with SGA, I am a member of several clubs on campus, I live and work on
campus and I am aware of the demands placed upon senators.
         I look foreward to the opportunity of fulfilling the office of SGA Senator at Great Basin College.
CANDIDATE FOR ELY SENATOR:

BARRY J. KELSEY

   1.) What brought you to GBC? How long have you been a student at GBC? What are
       your current and future goals?
   Moving from Apache Junction, Arizona, to Ely brought me to Great Basin College. I have been a student of
   GBC for only the Spring 2008 semester. While in Apache Junction, I attended Central Arizona College,
   working towards a long time goal of becoming a teacher. My goal is still the same.

   2). Why are you running of an SGA office? What experience do you have? What makes you the best
   candidate for this office?

   I enjoy the opportunities to help my fellow students. Being a member of the SGA at my previous college
   showed me the value of giving the students a voice to the administration and faculty, and the same is true at
   GBC. I have been a Senator for the Ely campus for the Spring 2008 semester, this has been a learning
   experience for me. I think it is important for the campus to have a larger presence in the community, not just
   within the GBC community but also within the Ely and White Pine County communities.

   3.) What are your main goals for SGA? If elected, what would you like to see
       accomplished and how would you accomplish it?
   My goals for the SGA are to work with the students and administration here at the Ely Campus to improve our
   collegiate experience. The distant campuses have special needs the main campus may not be fully aware of.
   One of my goals is to allow the Senators and administration to contact the students registered on their campus
   directly. Ely is a 100% commuter campus and the need for special communication considerations is important.
   To help accomplish this, I would like to work with the technical support of the main campus to allow a block
   email and forum discussions for the Ely and other distant campus students and administration to make
   announcements and field opinions. I feel it is also important to communicate with the community that supports
   the campus. This can be accomplished by presenting ourselves to community on a larger scale than has been
   done in the past. Event announcements in the local paper and radio, support for joint ventures on other
   community events are also a vital part of this.

   4.) What else should the voters know about you? What qualifies you as a student leader?
   I am in my late 30’s and returning to college after working in the real world for several years. It is this life
   experience that I bring with me to the office. I am hoping that my age, experience, and knowledge can help to
   inspire others to achieve their goals. I have been know to present other peoples concerns to those in charge and
   arguing on the students behalf for what they see as a needed improvement in their academic experience. I am
   not sure what else to say, except that if anyone wants to know anything about me, just ask and I will answer.

  CANDIDATE FOR WINNEMUCCA SENATORS:

  JESSICA JOHNSON

   1.   What brought you to GBC? How long have you been a student at GBC? What are you current and
        future goals?
   I moved from Idaho to Nevada due to my husband getting a mine job. It worked out well because GBC had the
   four year degree that I was working towards at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario Oregon. I have
   been a student at GBC for three years. My goals are to get my bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I plan
   to graduate in two years with a BA in Elementary Education.

   2.  Why are you running for an SGA office? What experiences do you have? What makes you the best
       candidate for this office?
   I’m running for a senator in Winnemucca because I want to be involved with activities on our campus. I have
   had several different experiences with clubs and chapters. I have been 4-H president, treasure, secretary, and
   reporter. I was my FFA Chapters president and treasure. I feel that I have had experience is being a leader and
   would make an excellent senator for the Winnemucca campus.
3.    What are your main goals for SGA? If elected, what would you like to see accomplished and how
      would you accomplish it?
My biggest goal is to get involved and get other students involved and express ideas and thoughts. I would
really like to see Winnemucca do more activities like the Elko campus does, and that takes student involvement.
If I get elected I’m going to work really hard on getting students involved.

4. What else should voters know about you? What qualifies you as a student leader?
 I’m very outgoing and love to talk to anyone. That makes me someone that students can come to with
comments or concerns. I really like to see activities on campus because that gets us to know other students. I
have a bright, cheerful, and caring personality. I’m a leader because I really like to take charge and get things
accomplished.




ILONA J. SOMERS

1. I came to GBC in order to further my education so that I could become marketable in a competitive work
force. I have been a student at GBC since spring semester 2004.
After receiving my AAS-COT in Business Administration I thought it best to continue and pursue a BAS-MT. I
would like to attain gainful employment in either working with the public or Human Resources.

2. I am currently a Senator at the Winnemucca Branch and have been since elected spring 2007. I have
thoroughly enjoyed serving my fellow servants. I am a good candidate for this office because I like to help
students with the computers, web campus, registration and studying.

3. My main goals for SGA are still the same, serving the students by making their educational setting a place
where they like to be. I also hope to make things better by encouraging them along the way and helping
whenever I can so that they will feel comfortable and elect to stay and finish their education at GBC.
I would like to see some of our students create a club or join a club already established in Elko.

4. Voters should know that I am very concerned about the well being of the students and would help out in any
way possible to help make their college career a terrific time.
I am also an example as an older student to show others that it is never too late to pursue an education. I realize
it is tough with older students having to maintain a full time job, and raise a family but it can be done.

				
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