SGA General Assembly Meeting
November 19, 2012
Call to Order:
Jamir Jumoke called the meeting to order at 4:03p.m.
Chris Libert (Advisor), Jamir Jumoke (President), Gary Jones (Vice President), Courtney Hull (Secretary), Rebecca Stutts (Treasurer), Jon Gilbert (Student), Olivia Masi (Student), Chris Dattilio (Student), Cailynn Bastion (CFCC Student Ambassador), Moira Matthews (SOTA), Sarah Earle (SOTA), Stephanie Landmann (SOTA), Katie French (SOTA), Tina Swanno (Criminal Justice Club), Caitlin Jones (CFANS), Megan Dickerson (Student), Kywan Keyes (3MP), Marvin Portillo (3MP/Math Club/Student Senator), Warren Holt (CFCC American Nuclear Society), Pierce Volkmar, Samantha Fredrickson (Culinary Club), Debbie Anisko (Anthropology Club), Shane Oakley (Faculty Association) Yoel Del Rio (Student Senator), and Megan Carpenter (Student Senator).
Dr. Spring had to cancel but has rescheduled for December 3, 2012.
Jamir Jumoke shared information from the College Counsel Meeting. 33 Million Dollars have been donated to CFCC for Technical/Vocational Infrastructure. Also, CFCC is looking at ways to strengthen its alliance with UNCW. Students are encouraged to bring their suggestions to the CFCC SGA. Survey Monkey is now in place to gather information regarding student concerns.
Vice President’s Report:
Gary Jones shared a recap of the N4CSGA Fall Conference with everyone. The conference was held in Wilmington, NC October 26-28, 2012 at the Wilmington Hilton Riverside.
Courtney Hull spoke about campus safety and the status of a campus police department as learned from the Faculty Association a strategic plan will be submitted to the CFCC Board of Trustees on January 13, 2013. CFCC is contracting with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office to retain a full-time Deputy on the North Campus between 10am-6pm daily. They hope to have the Deputy in place by January 1, 2013. Information and signatures in support of drop/add have been submitted to Dr. Mandy Lee and Student Development is going to revisit the issue. Courtney also spoke on behalf of the Green Building Club reporting on the success of their Fuel Efficient Car Show. GBC is promoting a scholarship opportunity for any students involved in GBC or taking Green Concepts. Students will take the LEED Certification exam. CFCC GBC has entered CFCC in a Campus Conservation National Competition. It is a 3 week water and energy conservation competition aimed at challenging, empowering, educating, and motivating students, faculty, and staff to use less. Recycling project is coming together. GBC is meeting Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 6:30pm in F-110. All interested students are encouraged to attend.
Rebecca Stutts spoke about SGA’s need for a Public Information Officer and additional Student Senators. Requirements and responsibilities were discussed and applications were available for interested students to apply. Additional applications and information regarding the requirements and responsibilities are available. Students may contact any SGA officer.
North Campus ATM: hoping to move forward with this now that the new CFCC President is in place.
SGA Advisor Update: Interviews have been conducted and the new Co-Advisor should be announced after the Thanksgiving Break.
Community Service Projects: Current projects have been halted for the remainder of the semester. SGA is concentrating on building membership and its Student Senate. Projects will reconvene in the spring term with Stop Hunger Now, and partnership with Early Bread Ministries to help serve meals to those in need. We will also be collecting toiletry items for the organization.
Toys for Tots: Collection deadline is December 10, 2012. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the North Campus in the NA and NB buildings. Downtown locations are the library, Student Activities/Athletics Offices, S building, A building, and the G building.
Developmental Math Courses: NC legislature has created three (3) models aimed at helping students achieve their developmental math goals more quickly. Currently, the courses are online and many students are having problems passing these courses. John Gilbert spoke on behalf of the students regarding this matter. He has proposed to Dr. Lee that more face-to-face courses be added. Survey Monkey is currently gathering information. Please take time to participate in the survey. Many students and facility support the change.
Senator T-shirts: Shirts would be good representation for the school while participating in community events. Currently, Senator can see Coach Libert for a shirt if needed.
Shane Oakley, Secretary of the CFCC Faculty Association, shared information regarding their Web site. He also offered to assist the SGA in updating our Web site. The FA elected Alvin Coleman as Vice-President and David Bland as Treasurer of the Faculty Association. The FA has organized a Green Committee and the Chair is Abby Perry.
SOTA (Occupational Therapy Assistant Club): Expressed an interest in joining the Green Initiative.
CFANS (Cape Fear Association of Nursing Students): Focusing on volunteer service and events that promote health and wellness.
Culinary Club: New organization. They are looking to promote and increase membership.
CFCC Nuclear Tech. Program: focusing on membership and advocating for resources for Technical and Vocational Programs.
3MP (Minority Male Mentoring Program): Focusing on membership and raising awareness.
S.O.A.R.: Sponsoring a Book Drive
Marvin Portillio expressed an interest in creating a Multi-Cultural Club.
Pizza and soda were available to all that attended.
Next General Assembly Meeting:
Monday, December 3, 2012 at 4pm in L-107.
The meeting was adjourned by Jamir Jumoke at 5:15pm.