Student Senate Executive Board
The Student Senate Executive Board comprises the following elected positions:
- Vice President
- Social Vice President
- Office Manager
- Publicity Manager
- Executive Senator I
- Executive Senator II
A minimum GPA of 2.5 and at least three credits earned at Manchester Community College is all that’s needed to become an Executive Officer. The office of the Student Government Association (SGA) is located in the Lowe Student Service Center, room L145c. Elections for the SGA Executive Board are held every April. Stipends are available for all positions.
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President: Jon Colon
My name is Jonathan Colón and I am currently the President of the Student Government Association. I was born and raised here in Manchester, Connecticut. As a resident of Manchester, I attended the Manchester school system. While I was a student at Manchester High School, I was active in several school activities such as Future Business Leaders of America, Amnesty International and the track and field team. I graduated from Manchester High School in the spring of 2011. Being educated through the Manchester school system taught me the diversity of the world and truly helped me understand and appreciate different perspectives of life.
Shortly after my graduation, I went to Manchester Community College in the 2011 spring semester. I did pretty well in my courses that first semester but was very passive and unaware of the student activities and opportunities that are available at MCC. It was not until the fall semester of 2011 that I got profoundly involved in student life. During that semester I was the Vice-President of the Manchester Political Union. Moreover, I got significantly involved in several committees and became an avid participant of the Student Government Association. Additionally, I was selected to participate in MCC’s Legislative Advocacy Task Force, in order to advocate on behalf of the students at MCC. The following semester I was appointed secretary of the SGA. It is now a tremendous honor to now be elected President of the SGA. I am happy to say that I am always willing and delighted to serve the students of MCC to the best of my abilities.
Vice President: Josh Quintana
Joshua Quintana graduated from East Hartford High School in June of 2007. Came to MCC and is active both on campus in Manchester Political Union and the Arts Club while being active in the East Hartford and Manchester community and is a Member of the East Hartford Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) that helps during emergencies of any kind by setting up Emergency Shelters and acts as logistical support to Hartford County Fire Departments during fires and other state emergency alerts.
Social Vice President: Toni Coble
Toni Coble graduated from Manchester High School in 2003. After high school she attended Fox Institute of Business to pursue a career in Massage Therapy. She currently has office space at Fully Focused Salon and Day Spa in Hartford, CT. When she is not there, she’s either at MCC getting her Associate’s Degree in Exercise Science or at home with her two kids. Aside from her studies, she is very active on campus in SGA, The Black Student Union and Sister2Sister. Toni will be graduating in Spring 2013 and will be attending Central Connecticut State University shortly after. Her future goals include becoming a Physical Therapist and owning her own Holistic Health Clinic one day. She is very excited to be a part of SGA and hopes to leave her mark.
Treasurer: Gordon Plouffe
Gordon Plouffe is a long time resident of Manchester and a 1980 graduate of Manchester High School. After a thirty plus year career in the hospitality industry he enrolled in Manchester Community College for a degree in the Administrative Assistant program with the medical specialty. Gordon has been active in the Administrative Professionals Club and Bible Club as well as a student senator. After the spring 2012 semester he was appointed treasurer of the Student Government Association. Gordon is looking forward to working on several committees and helping to foster the relationship between MCC and the community of Manchester that he so dearly loves.
Webmaster: Nirav Shah
Nirav Shah moved to New England after completing his high school in Pennsylvania in 2011. With Engineering as his intended major, Nirav joined Manchester Community College in the fall of 2011,
and started actively participating in various on and off campus activities. He was appointed as Webmaster for Student Government Association at MCC, and is honored to serve all MCC students, and fellow SGA members. Nirav started web designing and managing as a hobby which soon turned into his main subject of interest. He is presently a web designer at a club at MCC, and is managing many personal and professional websites too. He is also volunteering as computer technician at MCC's computer repair and share club, and is looking forward to be in and with Manchester Community College for the academic year 2012 – 2013.
Office Manager: Tim Taylor
Executive Senator I: David Blake
Executive Senator II: Brian Nwafor
Brian Nwafor is currently the Executive Senator II of the Student Government Association here at MCC. He was born in Manchester, CT but raised all his life in East Hartford, CT. He is of Nigerian descent and is quite proud of his heritage. He graduated from East Hartford High School in June of 2012. As a student at East Hartford High, he was an avid participant on the Student Council, helped coordinate many activities for the high school, and participated in many sports. He was a member of the Volleyball, Badminton, Indoor Track, and Swimming/Diving teams. He was also a member of EHHS’s “The Nest;” the student section of the Boys Varsity Basketball team where you would see him perform some interesting dances to say the least! Coming from East Hartford, Brian has learned the importance of diversity and the growing role it plays in our globalized society.
In the summer of 2012, Brian enrolled at Manchester Community College. In the fall 2012 semester, he did considerably well, achieving a 3.5 GPA and making it to the Dean’s List. He was a frequent participant in student government. He attended SGA meetings and helped serve the SGA in any way that he could. During the fall 2012 semester, Brian was the Secretary of the Manchester Political Union and a member of the Cultural Programs Committee. In November of 2012, he was selected to represent MCC to the National Center for Student Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida where he learned how to be a better leader and bring back some suggestions of promoting events on campus. For Brian, it is a tremendous honor to serve the students of MCC as the Executive Senator II and he looks forward to meeting the needs and concerns of our college. Please don’t hesitate to ask him questions or express to him what you think needs to be addressed or changed to the SGA!
For additional information, contact: T.J. Barber