Student Government (ASC)
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 2015-16 ASC includes President Sydney Roberts, Vice President Zak Hoskins, and Vice President of Programming Kennedy Whitehead. The Governance and Programming members include: David Copeland, Director of Legislative Affairs; Mia Steben, Director of Clubs; Michele Whan, Director of Records and Finance; Jeannevieve Davidson, Director of Community and Environmental Affairs; Luthfan Wicaksono, Director of Marketing; Emily Larson, Director of Public Relations; Jeremiah Hobbs, Director of Event Planning; Kristy Diep, Director of Event Facilitation.
Meetings are 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 rross @pencol.edu. (link sends e-mail)
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 2014-15 ASC Expenditures below. It'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."
ASC Selection Committee names new officers for 2016-17
The ASC Selection Committee interviewed 18 candidates for nine positions on the 2016-17 student government. The committee then painstakingly deliberated and debated the merits of 18 outstanding young men and women before arriving at a decision. The specific positions have yet to be determined, but the nine members of the 2016-17 ASC are: Alicia Beck, Alicia Dugan, Cami Butler, Micha Cassella-Blackburn, Kelly Kevershan, Li L. Tan, Dillon Trammell, Heidi Vereide and Noah King. Congratulations to those nine students. It was the most qualified, talented, intelligent and enthusiastic field of applicants we've ever had. All of the 18 candidates who interviewed would have been outstanding contributors to the ASC. Those who were selected must still clear the qualifying process as follows: 1) They must have a minimum of a 2.5 college GPA (not applicable to incoming freshmen), 2) They must be available to attend leadership training from Sept. 6-9, and 3) They must be available to attend ASC meetings that are held weekly from 12:40-1:30 on Tuesdays next fall, winter and spring. Should the above applicants not meet those eligibility standards, or should someone drop off the ASC over the course of next year, then ASC President elect Zak Hoskins will nominate a replacement. Peninsula College also urges students who applied to consider leadership positions within student clubs or the PC Ambassador program (paid) next year.
Previously, a separate selection committee named Zak Hoskins ASC President for 2016-17, Alex Losee Vice President and Ellie Small Vice President of Programming.
The ASC provides a bus pass as part of Peninsula's tuition that, starting fall quarter of 2015, will allow 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 the 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 Early Childhood Educare Center. Phone 417-6532.