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2015-2016 Student Senate Members (Jamestown and North County)

Executive Officers

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Connor Aitcheson, President

Hello, my name is Connor, and I'm from Dunkirk, NY. I am studying adolescence education with a concentration in math and Spanish. After JCC, I intend to continue my pursuit to be a certified teacher so that I can instruct high school level math and Spanish classes. I want to spend a numerous amount of years educating and eventually progress to holding an administrative position. In addition to Student Senate, I am the freshman representative for the FSA Activity Board and a member of the Campus Activity Board. I am also a peer mentor here at JCC. I enjoy playing tennis, writing, singing, and learning new languages.

I joined Student Senate because it poses great opportunities to be an active part of the school community and one of the best ways to be an active voice of the students. I also know that being involved with Student Senate will help me to enhance my skills and better prepare me for my future goals.

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Alyssa Huntington, Vice President

Hi, I'm Alyssa. I'm from Jamestown, NY, and I'm in the childhood education program here at Jamestown Community College so that I can be a teacher. I also lifeguard, volunteer at the Jamestown Vibe, and work at the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club.

I joined Senate because it's a good opportunity to help students communicate with staff and faculty what they would like from the college.

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Courtney Aldrich, Treasurer

Hi, I'm Courtney. I was born in Daytona Beach, Florida, and I'm pursuing a degree in global studies at JCC before planning to transfer. I hope to pursue a career as a linguistics officer for the Marine Corps. I'm also interested in photography and drawing.

I joined Student Senate to enhance my leadership skills while being part of something that is bigger than myself.

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Emily Brown, Co-Secretary

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Preston James Ross, Co-Secretary

Hello, my name is Preston James Ross. I am originally from Dallas, Texas, but am now residing in Fredonia. I initially started my JCC studies at the North County Extension Center in Dunkirk, but now attend the Jamestown Campus where I study political science. I greatly enjoy politics and keeping up with our nation’s government. When I’m not reading up on politics, I get involved with my local Kiwanis Club.

I joined Student Senate to be an advocate for those who do not have the outlet to voice for themselves. I have a big personality and love giving back to the community. That’s why I believe Student Senate is a perfect match for me.


Student Trustee

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Cody Austin, Student Trustee

Hello, my name is Cody Austin, and I am a Randolph High School graduate. There, I was selected for Boys' State where I was a member of the video crew. I was also in band for six years where I became proficient on seven different percussion instruments, played in 12 concerts, six parades, and was selected to perform at the Jamestown Reg Lenna Center for the Arts.

I am currently pre-law, majoring in criminal justice. In addition to Student Trustee, I am also a Peer Mentor. After JCC I intend to transfer and get my Bachelor of Philosophy, then get my Juris Doctorate so I may practice law. I joined Student Senate so I can help give back to the college that has given me so many opportunities.


Jamestown Senators

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Reasha Davis, Senator

Hey everyone, my name is Reasha. I was born and raised in Jamaica and moved to New York City as a teenager where I went to The Queens School. I am now at JCC to study business administration to someday own my own business. In addition to Student Senate, I am the vice-president of the Black Student Union, a representative on JCC’s Hall Council, and a regular volunteer with the Jamestown Jackals professional men’s basketball team. In my free time I love to listen to music, dance, and cook.

I joined Senate because I feel it will give me a greater opportunity to be able to interact with JCC students and help better their overall experience here at JCC.

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Matthew Denton, Senator

Hi, I'm Matthew from Henrietta, NY. I'm majoring in welding technology at Jamestown Community College. My goal is to be the top of my class and get a successful, well-paid welding job. In my free time I enjoy fishing, target shooting, four-wheeling, airsoft, paintball, baseball, camping, and pretty much anything outside.

I joined Student Senate because I like to help out and I wanted to be a part of a group that makes a difference. I'm also involved with CAB and Paradox on campus.

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Kalima Jefferson-Webb, Senator

Hello, my name is Kalimah. I’m from New York City where I attended James Baldwin High School. I am currently studying business administration with hopes of becoming a software developer in the future. Aside from Student Senate, I am the president of Black Student Union and a member of JCC’s Hall Council. I enjoy reading, writing poetry, and enhancing my graphic design skills.

I decided to join Senate to increase representation of our college’s diverse population, as well as to have a voice in student programming, academic support, and college policy. 

Dee Dee Taylor

De'Andra Taylor, Senator

Hi everyone, I am De’Andra but everyone calls me DeeDee. I was born and raised in Manhattan in New York City and attended the Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women. I came to JCC to begin my studies in social science with a concentration in human biology. I one day wish to become a pediatric speech pathologist. In addition to Student Senate, I am a student ambassador, a resident assistant, a member of Black Student Union, and am a camp counselor over the summer at Camp Onyahsa. During my free time I love reading, playing basketball, baking, and taking road trips.

I decided to join Student Senate because I wanted to get more involved during my last semester and make a substantial impact during my time here at JCC. I also saw the importance of increasing the representation of our diverse student population in order to assure a better experience for all of our students. 


North County Senator

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John Seekings, Senator

Advisors

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Kimberly Irland
Director of Campus Life

I'm the director of Campus Life for the Jamestown Campus and North County Center and an advisor to Student Senate. I'm originally from Duluth, MN. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and husband, craft projects, and outdoor recreation.

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