New SGC-BBC president and vice president set objectives

Alyssa Elso/Staff Writer

The Student Government Association at Biscayne Bay Campus concluded the 2014 election last Thursday, announcing its new President, Jazmin Felix and Vice President, Camille Williams.

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Photo courtesy of Jazmin Felix.
Jazmin Felix (left) and Camille Williams (right) are the newly-elected president and vice president for SGC-BBC 2014-2015.

“I am very thankful for the opportunity to be elected as SGA President,” said Felix, a second year junior currently pursuing a double major in Nursing and Nutrition.

“My main objective is to make BBC a more student-centered and unified campus and I look forward to working proactively with the students and administrators; always keeping in mind that teamwork makes the dream work.”

Felix, who was previously a Nursing and Health Sciences senator in SGA is an active member of the FIU community, participating and holding leadership positions in various organizations.

In her two years attending FIU, Felix has been a graduate of the Academy of Leaders Program and the Executive Protégé Initiative.

She is currently a Site Leader for Alternative Breaks where she will travel to Nicaragua to assist in the maintenance of an orphanage. Felix, has also served as an E-Board member for the Martin Luther King Jr. Taskforce, as well as a member of the Black Student Union and acted as an ambassador for the Women Who Lead Conference amongst various others.

When it comes to the goals Felix would like to accomplish as president, amongst her top priorities are: fixing the parking crisis, working on the second road access and the need to make students the number one priority.

Within only a few days of officially being elected, Felix is already hard at work to make her goals a reality.

“As of right now I am just focusing in on the main issues that need to be addressed during my presidency and gathering the facts and information to start implementing change,” said Felix.

“Also, I really feel for the housing students who will be displaced for the summer and we are working as a student body to find a temporary alternative. It is important for everyone to understand that things will not happen overnight, but the ball is definitely rolling and conversations are taking place.”

Joining Felix in moving BBC into a more student-oriented campus is Camille Williams as Vice President.

“I’m definitely proud and excited for the experiences to come,” said Williams, a senior journalism major. “I am a little nervous, but I am positive that my potential will lead to physical results, within myself and SGA.”

As a new member of SGA, Williams believes that she will grow into the position. “I’m confident I’ll grow through this and become a major contributor,” said Williams.

And though she may not have been a previous member of SGA, Williams is still currently a member of the Black Student Union as well as an active member of Strong Women Strong Girls, where she mentors with three other young ladies.

Williams, while currently not working on any of her personal goals for SGA is ready to help Felix in making changes.

“She means business,” Williams said of Felix.

“I am super passionate about service and about helping people in general,” said Felix.

“I have the intellect, personality and women power to promote change and I truly work to serve the general body and making sure that we as a whole are secure.”

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