Student Government Association | Thomas Nelson Community College

Student Government Association

Pictured: 2020-2021 SGA Members and Advisors

The Student Government Association (SGA) represents the interests of all students at Thomas Nelson and includes students from the Hampton and Historic Triangle campuses. SGA officers and representatives serve on college committees, oversee student clubs and organizations, represent student concerns, and work with Student Life and Leadership to provide services and activities for students. 

SGA Campus Offices

  • Hampton campus, Griffin Hall, Room 223
  • Historic Triangle campus, Room 106B

 

2021-2022 SGA OFFICERS AND STUDENT SENATE

Officers: 

  • President - Zee Cherry
  • Vice President, Hampton Campus - Priya Patel
  • Vice President, Williamsburg Campus - Vacant
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Crystal Ennin
  • Speaker of the Student Senate - Vacant

Student Senate:

  • Williamsburg Campus Senators  (3 Representatives)
  • Hampton Campus Senators  (12 Representatives)

SGA elections are held in the spring of each academic year. Vacancies are filled as needed.

 

SGA Meetings

Join the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting with the Student Senate and Executive Officers to discuss upcoming events and issues that impact Thomas Nelson students on our campuses and within our communities. The SGA is the "Voice of the Students" so please take advantage of the opportunity to get your voice heard!

SGA Meetings are held via Zoom on the first and third Fridays of each month at 12:30 pm. We invite and welcome all students!

Fall Meeting Dates:

October 1

October 15

November 5

November 19

December 3

Join the SGA Zoom Meeting:
https://vccs.zoom.us/j/88107061888?pwd=T3I1Y1dHbU41Z0tabzh6azNBQ3BQdz09

Meeting ID: 881 0706 1888
Passcode: 865313

2021-2022 SGA COMMITTEES 

Standing Committees:

Ad-Hoc Committees:

  • SGA - Budget Committee  (2 Position) 
  • SGA - Events Committee

 

2021-2022 COLLEGE-WIDE COMMITTEES

Thomas Nelson is committed to shared decision-making through broad participation in the college’s governance committees.  Each governance committee is assigned to the President or a member of the President’s Cabinet, and is charged with reviewing issues, providing input, and making recommendations and decisions that ensure the effective operation and strategic advancement of the College.

We are in the process of recruiting student representatives to serve on each committee along with faculty and staff.  Your committee chair (or the appropriate member of the Cabinet) will be contacting you with information regarding meeting times and dates.  If you would like to serve on a committee please reach out to Kadisia Archer in the Office of Student Life and Leadership at archerk@tncc.edu.

COLLEGE COUNCIL – This committee makes recommendations to the President on policy changes that enhance the College mission.

              Zee Cherry, SGA President (Represents all students)

COLLEGE ENROLLMENT TEAM – This committee develops a comprehensive, holistic, and integrated college-wide enrollment management plan while making recommendations for course scheduling, and student success strategies to improve access, processes, persistence, and completion.

One (1) student representative needed (nominated by SGA)/ One alternate needed in case the representative is not available.

               1- Priya Patel

               2- Alternate:

CULTURAL AFFAIRS – This committee works to increase awareness and appreciation of the diverse populations found throughout the college community.

Three (3) student representatives needed (nominated by SGA, faculty, or staff; appointed by VPSA)

           1-Mark Anthony Garcia

           2-

           3-

STUDENT DISCIPLINE HEARING PANEL – The Student Discipline Hearing Panel members provide a slate of prospective members for the Discipline Committee as provided for in the Student Code of Conduct. Members hear appeals to Student Disciplinary Cases.

Three (3) student representatives needed (appointed by the Student Activities Coordinator)

               1-Zee Cherry

              2-Crystal Ennin

              3-

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE – This committee is responsible for recommending sustainability efforts for Thomas Nelson Community College, beginning with recommendations from the report prepared the previous spring.

Two (2) student representatives needed (nominated by SGA, Faculty or staff; appointed by VPFA)

               1-

               2-

FACILITIES COMMITTEE – This committee is responsible for reviewing the College’s facility needs, to include:  capital outlay (major construction/renovation), minor construction, major maintenance and repair, and Americans with Disabilities Act needs.  The committee is also charged with monitoring the College’s health and safety standards and making recommendations to rectify identified problems.

Two (2) student representatives needed (nominated by SGA; appointed by VPSA)

               1-

               2-

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE - This committee is responsible for assisting in developing, reviewing, and revising the annual College Technology Plan. The plan will be aligned with Virginia Community College System and college strategic goals and objectives. The committee will also help establish priorities for the allocation of technology resources.

One (1) student representative needed (nominated by SGA)/ One alternate needed in case the representative is not available.

               1-Mark Anthony

               2- Alternate:

PARKING APPEALS COMMITTEE – This committee is run by the Campus Police Office and hears cases for those who chose to appeal a parking ticket.

One (1) student representative needed/ One alternate needed in case the representative is not available.

               1-

               2- Alternate:

 

SGA Constitution