Student Government Association (SGA) representatives from 32 campuses across the state attended the North Carolina Community College Comprehensive SGA Fall Conference at Forsyth Community College during November.
Attending on behalf of Stanly Community College (SCC) were SCC SGA President Giselle Chavez, SGA Senator Monica Chang, and SGA Advisor Dan Hazlett. The conference commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the state SGA organization. State government employees on both legislative deliberations and budget considerations conducted presentations. The keynote speaker was Curtis Hall, a Chicago school administrator and author of “Beyond Limits.”
Breakout sessions were held on the SGA areas of Campus Activities, Special Populations, Finance, Public Information, and Community Relations. A Cultural Enrichment time was built into the conference program Saturday morning. The SCC delegation visited Old Salem, Wake Forest University, Reynolda Village, and Krispy Kreme headquarters.
The SCC Student Government Association meets monthly and is comprised of five officers and senators representing the campus’ 16 student organizations.
At the November meeting, the local meeting highlighted the state group’s 50th Anniversary with a quiz on happenings from 1969. The Stanly Community College SGA was organized when the college began curriculum classes in 1972, and a plaque with the names of the college’s SGA presidents was presented for display in the Student Life Center.
SCC SGA President Giselle Chavez (right) and Senator Monica Chang (left) between sessions at the recent state
Student Government Association fall conference. NC SGA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.