Group says it hopes to start food pantry recycling program
The Student Government Association discussed its recent initiatives and involvement within the community, as well as a regional conference that was attended, furing their final meeting of the semester Nov. 28.
SGA President Natasha Perez opened the meeting by discussing College Day, in which DMC students travel to the state Capitol and represent the college.
Julia Cruz said she is looking forward to next semester.
“A lot of things are going on for next semester and I would like for students to spread the word for SGA,” Cruz said.
Some of the initiatives that are planned for next semester are the DMC Food Pantry. In collaboration with the Corpus Christi Food Bank, the Food Pantry will provide food for the homeless within the community.
The group also hopes to create a Recycling Club.
“We have noticed a lack of recycling on campus, so we are trying to create a group to address it,” said Roslyn Swanke, SGA secretary. “Being so close to the bay our ecosystem is directly related to our economy.”
President Perez, said “recycling is huge” is her native Hawaii and that she would like to see more of it here.
Members also recognized the many clubs on campus and their work, including the DMC Ambassadors, which volunteered at the Thomas J. Henry turkey giveaway. Mauricio Cantu, of the Viking Fellows, added that involvement in campus activities and the community is important.
“We encourage students to be a part of some club or association on campus, it makes our community better by being involved,” he said.
The first spring SGA meeting is scheduled for Jan. 23 at West Campus in the student hub.