Associated Student Body
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Gavilan College ASB Calendar of Events
2014/2015 Associated Student Body (ASB) Accomplishments
ASB Textbook scholarship: 8/25/14 - 8/27/14
- ASB awarded 27 students a textbook scholarship of up to $300 in the Fall 2014 semester. The scholarship was distributed on a first-come first-serve basis.
- Congratulations to the Fall 2014 ASB Textbook Scholarship Recipients!
Welcome Event: September 2014
- ASB organized a welcome event the second week of the fall semester.
- Over 60 students attended the event and were able to speak to a representative from the following student services areas:
- Admissions and Records
- Associated Student Body (ASB)
- California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
- Career Technical Education (CTE)
- Disability Resource Center (DRC)
- Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)/Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
- Financial Aid
- Health Services
- Mathematics, Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)/TRiO
- Math Lab
- Student Success Center
- Tutoring Center
- Veteran Resource Center
- Writing Center
- The first 20 students who completed a welcome back event passport, received a school supply bag that included pens, pencils, stapler, post-its, binder paper, high lighters, and an ASB water bottle. The remainder of the students who did not obtain a school supply bag (n=40), only received a water bottle.
El Grito Event: September 16, 2014
- 120 students officially signed in and participated in the event
- Adrian Lopez, ASB VP of Events and Activities welcomed everyone in the Student Center to celebrate “El Grito” Mexican Independence Day. The Student Center was decorated superbly in traditional Mexican cutout banners (papel picado), Mexican national color balloons, streamers, Mexican flags, and table filled with appetizers including chips and salsa.
- Those in attendance learned about:
- The significance and historical aspect of Mexican Independence Day.
- “El Grito” or the “The Cry of Dolores”
- Mary Lastra who is a relative through marriage of Cesar Chavez. and who voiced her stance on equality for all ethnicities.
- The California Dream Act and the profound significance of higher education being available to undocumented citizens and students. The presentation was conduced by a former Gavilan College Student Juana Guerra.
- Mexican muralists through an art exhibition presented by Gavilan College Fine Arts Department Chair, Arturo Rosette, instructor of Course: Art 14, Introduction to Murals.
- Aztec Dancers, Kapulli Izkalli, who performed beautifully and energetically for twenty consecutive minutes and dazzled the audience.
- Lastly, there was a distribution of food for students who signed in at the event and received a stamp on their hand to confirm College Hour participation. The disc-jockey continued to play music while burritos and churros were distributed at no cost to those who participated and attended this wonderful event.
Club Day: September 25, 2014
- 116 students officially signed in and participated in Club Day.
- Zitel Anyeneh, ASB VP of Clubs, welcomed everyone to club day. This event was focused on getting students to connect with clubs and take away information that could assist them if they desired to join and/or start a club. The event was an open-ended type of event. The participants in the event would receive ice cream upon successfully proving that they did participate. Taking into account that not all students were interested in every club, participation was based upon students gleaning information. Each student had to answer four questions:
- What is your mission/purpose here on campus?
- How many students are in your club?
- How many times a semester do you meet; when?
- Where can I go to get more information about your club?
Gavilan College 21st Annual Health Faire: October 1, 2014
- ASB provided a $375 donation to Health Services for the Annual Student Health Faire.
- ASB officers volunteered to set-up, decorate, greet community members, and assist Alice Dufresne-Reyes have a successful event.
- Students who attended the event learned about on and off campus resources
and had the opportunity to receive the following services at no cost:
- Blood pressure check
- Glucose testing
- Anonymous HIV testing
- Personal counseling
- Referral to countless community resources
Upcoming Events Oct/Nov:
- Voter Registration Mon-Thu 12:30pm-2:30pm in the Student Center Oct-Nov 4th)
- Spirit Week: October 20th - 23rd
- Halloween Bash: October 30th
- Veterans Resource Center (VRC) Grand Opening: November 4th.