Budget and new positions appointed for SGC-BBC

Alex Blencowe/ Staff Writer


The Student Government Council appointed new positions and budgets for upcoming events.

The SGC at the Biscayne Bay Campus named a new Press Secretary and Graduate Senator after discussing upcoming events during their meeting on Monday, Oct. 13.

SGC-BBC is planning an event for SGA alumni to network with current members before the LXV Lounge Homecoming Dance, taking place Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

They mentioned the Homecoming Parade at the Modesto Maidique Campus on Saturday, Oct. 18 will have T-shirts, sunglasses and beach balls as giveaways.

SGC-BBC also approved a $1,200 budget for catering at the Meet Your Dean event on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. in the WUC Ballrooms, which will include vegetarian options.

Jeffrey Berson, president of the Kiwanis Club of North Miami Beach, proposed an alignment with the SGA to recruit students to form a Circle K International club at the University.

The CKI club will have students meet and attend district conventions throughout the year.

Members will even get an opportunity to engage with elementary, middle and high school students in paired reading sessions, and will distribute school supplies to those in need.

“It’s about leadership. It’s about giving back to the community,” Berson said. “It’s about networking, because you never know who you’re going to meet in the future.”

Candidates were interviewed for the council positions of Press Secretary and Graduate Senator.

The council asked candidates for Press Secretary on their experience in the fields of social media and advertising.

Valeria Ocampo, junior biology student and now Press Secretary, said student input is not often heard by SGA, but is key in changing the association’s reach.

“I think it’s important to not only create links, but also interact with others,” Ocampo said.

SGA-BBC asked Graduate Senator candidates on their availability and what their future goals for the association’s involvement are.

Kai Chen, international graduate student and elected Graduate Senator, thinks working with SGA is essential in the development of leadership skills.

Chen was also appointed as a member of the finance committee.

“The SGA is a young and passionate team,” said Chen. “It’s the ideal place to build my confidence and have an opportunity to work with current student leaders.”

Meetings are held on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. in WUC 221.

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