New ASSC Governing Council has been elected

The Associated Students of Skyline College (ASSC) election officially ended on Friday, May 7. The new officers for the 2010-2011 student body governing council are as follows: President Raymond Parenti-Kurtilla, Vice President Amanda Parker, Commissioner of Finance Colleen Juliano, Commissioner of Publicity Caroline Chen, Commissioner of Public Records Ken Chan, Senator Miguel Rodriguez and Senator Patiane Gladstone.

Although the election ballots have been closed, students still have the opportunity to be appointed into some open student body offices. The positions available include Commissioner of Activities and a few more Senator positions. All Skyline students who meet the ASSC Constitutional Candidate Requirements are welcome to apply for a position. A copy of these requirements can be obtained through the Student Activities Office and are also provided with every copy of the candidate application packet.

Newly elected ASSC President Parenti-Kurtilla offered reassurance to students who are debating whether to apply for an ASSC position.

“Although the process may sound intimidating, it’s relatively easy and straight-forward,” Parenti-Kurtilla said. “Anyone who is interested or might become interested in student government should explore what the ASSC has to offer them. It’s a great way to get involved, become part of the campus, an opportunity to lead and inspire others, and a great way to give back to your community.”

Parenti-Kurtilla was excited about representing the students of Skyline College in the upcoming year.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent the student body as ASSC President,” Parenti-Kurtilla said. “After having had a brief opportunity to meet my constituents, I’m glad to report that we appear as though we share many common interests and together possess an abundance of enthusiasm that is sure to prove useful in the upcoming term.”

As president, Parenti-Kurtilla is looking forward to working closely with various college committees to ensure that student interests are being taken into account.

“I plan to also work closely with my constituents over the summer to compile our ideas and establish a plan of events,” Parenti-Kurtilla said. “Ultimately, I’d like to create a fun, productive academic year.”

According to Parenti-Kurtilla, students interested in becoming involved with the Associated Students of Skyline College (ASSC) are encouraged to go to the Student Activities Office located in Building 6 where they can request a 2010-2011 ASSC Candidate Application. Upon completing the packet, it can be turned in at any time until the fall 2010 semester, although the sooner, the better).

For more information about the Associated Students of Skyline College, visit: [email protected].