President Shamilian Has Big Plans for New Year

Nik Brkic

With every new semester comes new events and that includes those offered by the Associated Students of Glendale Community College (ASGCC).

Every president sets goals that are different from their predecessors. This semester ASGCC President Janet Shamilian has set new goals in an attempt to get GCC to become more “active on a regional basis” and to reach out more strongly to high schools around the area.

The goal of becoming more active on a regional basis is to create a dynamic whereas other community college student bodies as well as ASGCC are able to share their ideas, which are designed to improve their respective schools.

The goal is to help the college now, while attempting to create a system where freshman can succeed both inside and outside of the classroom. Another goal for ASGCC is to reach out to local high schools and to give presentations that aren’t based on the standard “how to succeed at GCC” but rather on how to increase the students’ horizons while at GCC. The presentations will show the kinds of student clubs that GCC has to offer, and also that it is possible for them to fill any void they see by creating their own clubs.

One of the first events of the new semester that ASGCC will oversee is the first meeting of the Inter Organizational Council (IOC) on Sept. 25. The IOC is a bimonthly meeting where students gather to discuss how the various clubs are doing. The first meeting is the most important because it is the meeting where students must register their perspective clubs. If they do not register at the first meeting, their club will not eligible to receive funding from ASGCC. ASGCC has a fund called Campus Project Support that student clubs can apply for in order to receive grants of up to $2,500 for a project.

ASGCC also has several band performances planned. However, it is still looking for a few performers. If there are any student bands who would like a shot at showing off their musical talents, please send an e-mail to [email protected] for more information.
There will be two town hall meetings set for Oct. 14 and Dec. 2. These meetings will show how ASGCC is structured and how it functions. During the meeting, the vice presidents will each discuss an issue that affects Glendale’s student body, such as policies that have been passed or budget issues and other concerns. At the end of each town hall meeting there be time for a question-and-answer segment that allows the audience to ask any questions they may have.

ASGCC will create two newsletters to inform and update students on upcoming events as well as on recent ASGCC accomplishments. For those who like to be updated more often, e-mail addresses will be collected for the distribution list and e-mails will provide information regarding upcoming events. Just send an e-mail to [email protected]