Mike M. Charles
General Building 400 (G-400)
Enthusiasm always comes first, for without this essential character trait, the driving passion needed to serve our students would lack . Becoming a college student can be a very shocking experience but having an enthusiastic team to have your back will transform your stay at Tech indefinitely. Enthusiasm is the forefront of the principles we will bring forth to our college community. Everything from speaking to my fellow students in relaxed environments, discussing their City Tech experience, to voicing out collective opinion at a CUNY board of trustee meeting. It was done with enthusiasm then and believe my team and I will be enthused every day that we serve you.
My name is Sadia Mahzabin, I am currently in my fourth year in the Computer Systems degree. I am a proud immigrant from Bangladesh and I was raised in New York City. As a student of our school i have learned that there are many whispers and voices on matters regarding the school. It may be about the elevators to a sudden tuition hike. Nonetheless, I have made it my mission and job through SGA to fix what is unjust.
As Vice President, I am able to work on the frontline with many students through clubs. I want to create a network that brings the islands of clubs together. Bring out the culture in each club to show a full frontal of how everyone is. Giving each club their spotlight really would adhere to more student engagement and I would love nothing more than that. I have a strong mindset and passion for what I do. Being your Vice President is an honor and I will do nothing more than push for what is right for the students.
Born and raised in the beautiful west African country Guinea (Conakry), my name is Fatoumata Camara your senior at City College of Technology (NYCCT). I'm a Mechanical Engineer Technology major and participate as a Government Treasurer in our Student Government Association. Since high school, two of my key goals have been helping others and strengthening my character. I've interned and participated into leadership programs with the Public Defender's office at Bronx Defenders, Morris Leadership council, and Sauti Yetu For African Women and Families and the Sistas and Brothas United. To continue this enthusiasm, I decided to take on the challenge of a Student Government member NYCCT. I want to make a difference in both my life and in the lives of my peers. I believe the experience I have gained in the past semesters has helped me become a better leader. I plan on serving my campus community to the best of my abilities. I started my leadership training through National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). As a member, I acquired skills that trained me to be an efficient leader. To implement the skills gained through NSLS, I served as the Student Success Leader at Strive for Success. I mentored college freshmans with many of their academic areas. These areas included help with class registration, Blackboard, CunyFirst, Cuny Portal, Degreework, and Financial Aid amongst other topics. Being the backbone for our freshmans and watching out for them helped me work and better socialize with other students.
I decided to run for treasurer because I want more responsibilities and want to be more engaging with all students. As your Treasurer, my goal is to ensure that our annual budget is effectively spent. I will maintain proper records of all money received and handled by the Student Government Association. I want students to also have a voice in the Legislative process. It's important for students to know their issues and concerns can be addressed Student Government Association, in addition to their campus counselors. I enjoy advocating for students, ensuring student funds are being used in responsibly. I encourage students to reach for their dreams and accomplish their goals. I have made a CHOICE to serve YOU, the STUDENTS.
"If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you". My name is Trekisa Williams-Small, your current SGA Secretary here at New York College of Technology. Born in Tampa, Florida to Jamaican parents, I am the oldest of 5 children that look up to me as a role model. I love food as well as trying different food from different cultures and I love music. Spreading love and showing support is something that I feel I do well. Growing up, I've always had a passion for computers, so I decided to put my skills to use. I have obtained my Associate's degree in Applied Science and in the spring of 2019, I will be graduating with my bachelor's in software development.
Being a freshman here at City Tech in 2015 I felt very alone & out of place. I came too class and headed right home afterward. I wanted to engage more with the school, meet new people & find a new place too feels comfortable. Within my sophomore year in class, I meet a former SGA member Jameliah Crick who introduced me to SGA. Being in the office with her for a while, I started to feel comfortable, I felt like this is what I was missing my first year of school. After a while, the idea of being in SGA came to mind but I seconded guessed myself I felt I wasn't really the best fit but after thinking about it I thought why not put myself up for the challenge. Towards the end of the fall semester, I decided to join SGA & conduct my very own first workshop within 2 weeks.
For the 2017-2018 term, I was SGA's senator for technology & Design. I represented the school for technology well & made the students feel really comfortable & welcomed throughout my workshops. This gave me a passion too want to help the students more & to make them be more comfortable, so I decided to take on the Challenge & vote too be SGA's Secretary. Throughout all the hard work & dedication I am proud to say I am SGA's Secretary. I hope to bring comfort and support to all students in need & have a wonderful but more importantly successful term. Thank you all for putting your trust in me to be your secretary.
You cannot tell where you're going because of where you are, but you can tell you are where you are because of where you've been. Greetings, my name is Tinika Welsh and I am your Student Government Association Social director. I am a senior and my major is human services. I was born on February 25, 1993, on a beautiful island called Grenada. I migrated here at a very young age with my mother in hope for a better life. As I grew older I watched my mom and grandmother do everything they could to ensure that all my siblings and children that were in their care were given the best life. My mom always told me that she never wants to see me do what she's done to get by in life, I must do better. After high school, life took an unexpected turn for me. I couldn't attend college because I was an undocumented immigrant which meant that financial aid wasn't permitted to me and I was not able to afford tuition. This also caused me to have to turn down certain scholarships that I was offered. Even though everything in me was torn apart I didn't give up. I started working and a few years later here I am sitting amongst great men and woman of tomorrow. Even though I am not where I thought I would've been but I'm where I'm supposed to be. I am so glad that I was given the opportunity to serve the students of New York City College of technology. I look forward to continuing this great school year and creating memories together!
A successful person is one that builds a firm foundation from the bricks that others throw at them. I ama Bengali American, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Studying Computer Systems Technology and serving as Chief Justice, I have a passion for technology and student advocacy. I was first introduced to Student Government by joining the Planeteers, a club that advocates for environmental justice. The student that created the Planeteers was part of Student Government and from there I got involved as a volunteer. I decided to become apart of Student Government because I will go above and beyond for the students of City Tech. I want the students of City Tech to be represented by the right representatives that genuinely care about them. As Chief Justice, I will assist students with any concerns and grievances that are presented. I want the students of City Tech to feel safe and welcomed on this campus.
As the NYCCT Student Governments Part-Time Evening Rep. My main focus is geared toward part time evening students. Their voices often go unheard and their needs are also sometimes not a priority because of the little time they spend inside the school. I believe all lives matter and no matter how big are small every concern should be addressed. One of my priorities is to conduct business, host workshops and events for all students in the most transparent manner possible. This is paramount to ensure that ALL interests and concerns of the student body are represented and addressed.
I, Lynese Edwards, successfully achieved my Associate's degree with honors in June 2017 from New York City College of Technology's Computer Information Systems program. My last 2 years in Student Government my position was treasurer and it was my job to ensure that our annual budget was spent efficiently and appropriately.I decided to continue my education at City Tech, run again to be your Treasurer and now Part Time evening Rep. One reason I changed my position is so that I can continue to learn, grow and also advocate for the students. Instead of advocating for students in the background I can now be on the forefront hosting events and workshops. I can also assist the new treasurer and help her become comfortable with her new position. Thus making me more useful to the government and the students. I did this because I love being able to help as much as I can and I love learning.
Although my position is different my vision is not. Regardless of what position I hold my values will always stay true. I as I grow as a leader the purpose doesn't change it just becomes bigger and more important. Like i stated when I was Treasurer, I envision a world of open governance where citizens "actually" have rights and access to information and full participation in government. Ever since I was young I wanted to write policies that advocate for and promote equality for all. I believe with dedication and participation, we can acquire the appropriate tools and investments necessary to enable these policies to come to fruition. Although democracy doesn't work if we all don't participate. That means I can't do this alone. I need my team and most of all I need you the students. I need you to provide feedback,ask questions, stay involved,and speak out . Reach out to us and let us help you. That is why we are here. Let us be your resource.
My name is Jevaunnie Muir, I was born and raised on the Island of Jamaica. I am currently pursuing my BA degree in the Computer System Technology here at City Tech. I always had a passion for technology, so I knew this major was for me. But even though I have a passion for that I love to explore the creative and professional world.
I was first introduced to Student Government through the Caribbean Student Association Club when I was a member and got the chance to assist and participated in many events. That experience led me to gain extensive knowledge about SGA but more importantly taught me how to be a leader.
As an SGA Senator at Large my goal is not to only help improve student engagement within my major but to all majors within the 3 schools. I will do this by leading them to seek out more information and build up their leadership skills to obtain better opportunities in the future. As well as creating workshops that would be educational and pleasurable for the student body here at City Tech.
Hey ! I'm Dara Hutchinson Cunningham your Senator of Technology and Design and I'm from the most beautiful island ever Trinidad & Tobago. I'm known for my awesome fun loving personality throughout the campus. My major is Communication Design I have always taken an interest in creating something new something nobody has done before and I'm glad I'm in my major. I've always love giving back to people and being in a leadership role since high school I was always that student helping everyone and making sure they were happy.
In 2015, my 1st semester in college was very hard as I was getting to adapt to my new environment I was able to met an Senator at Large student who was very involved and showed me the ropes of the school. From then on I met everyone in SGA and I too was part of the family. I went to every single event and helped promote events as a SGA Volunteer during my early years in college. Now fast forward to 2018 I finally joined SGA because I believe in the symbol we stand for we are the voice for the students ! Being apart of SGA gives me the opportunity to be there for students when they are lost, stressed out, or being a friend. My goal is to try and create a bridge with all the majors in the school of tech and design for networking purposes and helping each other grow so that no one gets left behind.
"LIVE LIFE LOVE LIFE - it's not a lifestyle, it's away of living"
My name is Doreen Wright, I am 22 years old. I was born in Brooklyn, New York. Here at New York City College Of Technology I am pursuing Communication Design with a concentration in Advertising Design. I was introduced to Student Government by the former President Hercules Reid and from that I became an active volunteer. Helping where I can, along the way I learned how to interact with other students and get them more involved on campus.
As Senator for Technology and Design, I am able to offer workshops that will cater to all majors in the School of Technology and Design. Being apart of Student Government Association it will give me more of an opportunity reach out to more students and enhance their experience at New York City College Of Technology.
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those that prepare for it today." My name is Timothy Hunter your Senator of Professional Studies here at New York City College of Technology, and it is my pleasure representing you the students on the Apollo Slate. I am currently a junior in the Career and Technical Education Department here at City Tech. The above quote is one of my favorite lines from Malcolm X, and being that the students here are in the pursuit of high scholastic achievement, I am sure all of City Tech's students are preparing themselves for tomorrow by immersing themselves in education today. As we make our way through this semester, I would like the student population to know that WE have your back. I am extremely excited for the upcoming term, and I am looking forward to representing you all on a larger scale.wish you all the best of luck in your studies. Just by observing SGA's work on campus, the drive and passion to make this college a better place for students from all walks of life is obviously evident, and something I am proud to be a part of. As senator-at-large, I hope to make your collegiate experience a memorable and successful one, that way we can all celebrate at the end of this journey.
My name is Keeozel Nakita Saul. Born and raised in Guyana, the land of many waters. I am 20 years old, enthusiastic and intentional. Growing up I've always had a passion for serving my community and a great appreciation for knowledge. This is why I am currently pursuing my first Bachelor's Degree in Human Services as an active member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
William Faulkner once said, "Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth."
Being in the classroom setting has allowed me see some of the unfair treatments that students face and also hear them voice some of their concerns. I had the pleasure of running under the Apollo Slate and getting elected for the position of Senator of Professional Studies. Being apart of the student government family gives me the opportunity to help find solutions to some of these issues and also provide workshops that aid the students in being more effective. My main goal for this school year to make SGAs presence known on campus, properly advocate for the rights of the students and, to provide workshops that cater to those in the Professional Studies major.
Tyra Daniel is a 19 year old Trinidadian-American who is a first generation college student with hopes of being a catalyst for change. She grew up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, where she decided that the only way to help her community is through being apart of the justice system. With this, her passion for criminal justice became stronger as she started her college career at New York City of Technology in the Law & Paralegal Studies major. She has her plan of becoming a criminal justice attorney; and after accruing a few years of experience, becoming the next District Attorney for the Borough of Brooklyn. Tyra believes in leadership, communication, and school pride which is why she became Miss City Tech for the school the year 2017-2018 at her college. With that title she has worked along with the NYCCT Student Government Association which resulted in her role of Senator of Professional Studies for the Fall 2018 semester. She has hopes of doing a lot with her position in helping and bettering the campus experience here for students at the New York City College of Technology.
Born in the beautiful city of Guayaquil, Ecuador and raised in the south Bronx, Celia Gómez has always displayed interest in helping others at a young age. In her high school years, Celia was involved in student government and outside community activists that showcased her leadership. Now 18, she wants to pursue nursing as a career and assure that students from NYCCT have all the resources they need to get through the semesters by representing and advocating them through student government. Her goal as senator of arts and science is to create a better environment for the students by dedicating her time and having workshops or/and events throughout the 2018-2019 academic year. Her interest of being part of student government was born from the help she received as a freshman by the previous Apollo state. Now as a sophomore she wants to do the same by opening new doors for the students and herself.