Executive Officers 2018-19
Special Election - Ballot Measure for Graduation Fee
The Associated Student Council is proposing that the students of Peninsula College access themselves a new fee of $3.50 per student, per quarter, to cover the cost of graduation apparel for all PC students, specifically cap, gown, tassel and diploma cover. The special election is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 1 in the Pirate Union Building. Eligible voters are current PC students enrolled in 6 or more credits.
The Associated Student Council is proposing this fee to make it possible for more students to participate in graduation. We feel that our commencement ceremony is very important to students celebrating this milestone in their higher education goals. We have learned each year that many students choose not to participate due to the cost of the cap, gown, tassel and diploma cover. We truly hope all of our students will accomplish their hopes and dreams of graduating with a diploma or certificate - and we want all of our students to be able to celebrate that achievement with their classmates, families and our faculty without out-of-pocket expenses at the end of their last quarter.
- The current cost for a graduation package (cap, gown, tassel, diploma cover) is $50 ($85 for BAS students)
- If the measure passes, a student paying $3.50 per quarter who completes a one-year certificate would pay $10.50, a student who completes a certificate or degree in two years would pay $21 and a student who completes a 4-year degree would pay $42.
- The current cost is not covered by financial aid. A grad fee could be covered by financial aid.
- In 2018, 405 students earned degrees and certificates and 257 signed up to walk in graduation.
Contact the ASC at 360-417-6432, or ASC@pencol.edu with your comments or concerns.
Associated Student Council
The Associated Student Council is the governing body for the students of Peninsula College. It is comprised of three executive officers and nine other officers, all selected in the spring. The 2018-19 ASC includes President Katrina Campbell, Vice President David Harvey, and Vice President Casandra White. The Governance and Programming members include: Director of Envioronmental Affairs Kenna Duffy, Director of Marketing Chloe Keenan-Merlo, Director of Event Planning Sterling Penniston-John, Director of Event Facilitation Jose Serna, Director of Clubs Helen Shi, Director of Public Relations Spencer Sinding, Director of Records and Finance Cindy Vasquez, and Director of Community Affairs Olivia Williams.
Meetings are normally held at 12:30 on Tuesdays, October through June in the ASC Conference Room, located on the south side of the PUB. Students, staff and faculty are welcome. To contact the ASC, call 360-417-6432 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail).
It is common to have openings on the ASC throughout the course of the year. For more information on those opportunities, please contact ASC Advisor Rick Ross at 360-417-6533 or email@example.com.
The ASC's primary function is to develop the student budget and to oversee student activities and programs, including concerts, dances, child care, clubs, athletics, recreation, field trips, etc. See 2017-18 ASC Budget below. The ASC's purpose, as stated in the ASC Constitution is as follows: "It shall be the purpose of the student body of Peninsula College to provide and maintain a unity and harmony among students, to establish a favorable relationship between the student body and the community, and to bring about an active student participation in college affairs."
Selecting the Leadership TeamEvery spring, a new team of student leaders is selected to serve for the following year. The application process is outlined in the documents that will be shared on this page every spring. Selection of the executive council occurs in April and the selection interviews for the rest of the team in May. Please read over and download the applications below. The three executive council positions are available only to incoming sophomores, and the other eight positions are available to incoming freshmen and currently-enrolled students. Here’s what you can expect:
- You will make new friends and improve your interpersonal relationship skills
- You will be involved in planning activities and events for the student body
- You will learn about leadership through a series of 2-credit leadership courses (electives)
- You will earn a scholarship equal to 15 credits of in-state tuition each quarter for the executive officers and 7.5 credits of in-state tuition each quarter for the eight directors.
- You will play a key role in shaping current and future student life at Peninsula College
The ASC provides a bus pass as part of Peninsula's tuition that allows students who qualify to ride Clallam Transit and Jefferson Transit buses. Click here for details on who qualifies and how to pick up your pass.
Student ID Cards
Associated Student Body identification cards provide a photo identification for college students and also free or reduced admission to a variety of college-sponsored events. A number of local businesses offer discounts for Peninsula Students with a current Student ID (see ASC office for participating businesses). Students can get their photos taken for a free ID card at Pirate Central (Student Services front desk).
The ASC provides funding and support for a variety of clubs and organizations and encourages students to form new clubs. See a current list of clubs on our club web page or on the Club bulletin board in the PUB. For more information on clubs, contact the ASC.
The ASC assists with funding for the college's Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC). Child care phone 417-6532.