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Have Your Voice Heard at QCC’s Student Senate

October, 2018
  • Student Senate
    Front Row (L to R)Nelly Medina, Jorgo Gush, Mohamed Boweden,Stephanie Teixeira, Mustafa Boweden, Amanda Gabriella. Back Row (L to R) Fabian Delatorre, Philip Saal, Mahmoud Boweden, Devon Arthur, Zack Carlson, Dean Fisher

At Quinsigamond Community College, students play a vital role in the overall success of the college by having an active voice through QCC’s Student Senate.There may be times when students feel their voices are not being heard, or perhaps they want to learn more about the college; or maybe they have a great idea for the college that they’d like to share, but aren’t sure where to go to have their voices heard. The Student Senate offers a place where all students are heard and acknowledged and is a important asset to the college.

According to current Student Senate President Stephanie Teixeira, anyone can join the Student Senate at any time during the year. Meetings are held every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Student Fuller Center, located on QCC’s main campus in Worcester. To be a voting member, a student must attend at least two consecutive meetings; however, any student is welcome to attend any meeting at any time. 

“You can come anytime and be heard,” Ms. Teixeira said.

Student Senators sit on the boards of virtually every board on campus, making sure there is always a student voice.

“This allows us to know what’s going on and we can advocate for changes,” Ms. Teixeira continued.

The Student Senate is led by an Executive Board of that changes each fall. Elections are held to decide who the new officers are for the coming year.

This year’s 2018/2019 Student Senate Executive Board of Student Senators includes:

  • President – Stephanie Teixeira
  • Mustafa Boweden – Vice President
  • Jorgo Gushi – Secretary
  • Devon Arthur – Parliamentarian
  • Mohamed Boweden – Public Relations/Marketing

According to Ms. Teixeira, two members of the Student Senate are part of the Student Advisory Council, a group of student leaders from every public college and university in Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. As president of the Student Senate she is a voting member along with QCC student Paul Saul. Ms. Teixeira was also elected Chair of the Student Advisory Council this year.

“At the Student Advisory Council we advocate for what QCC’s needs are,” she said.