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New SGA Officers Sworn in at Leadership Banquet

Thursday, April 17, 2014
By Eladio Jaimez

TNew SGAexas State Technical College's new Student Government Officers were introduced and sworn in at the Student Leadership Banquet on Thursday at the Cultural Arts Center.

Andrew Martinez-Diaz (president), Anglai Jimenez (vice-president), Valerio Mora (secretary), David Jurado (treasurer), Krystal Lui (historian) and Francisco Rodriguez (parliamentarian) will take over for the next three semesters (summer-spring).

Martinez Diaz is a graduate of Los Fresnos High School and enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program. He hopes to work as an airline pilot one day.

"I plan to represent the students of TSTC by bringing the students, instructors, and staff of TSTC together and to have their voices heard," Martinez-Diaz, 18, said. "Being involved in student government can present many challenges but it can provide the experience and ideas that the students will need to be more efficient leaders."

Jimenez is from San Benito and has been an active volunteer for TSTC during the past year. Jimenez is a student in the Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics (ADEG) Program and plans to pursue a bachelor's degree and become a civil engineer one day.

"I want to bring new positive ideas to TSTC," Jimenez said. "Since we are a technical school, I think an active student body is beneficial to the students in order to make new friends and memories that'll last a lifetime."

Mora will take over as secretary. He's pursuing an associate's degree from the Mechatronics Technology Program.

"I just want to give my best effort during my term to motivate students by providing them with great activities and offer them a great college experience," said Mora, a Mission native.

Jurado is majoring in Computer Science and is one of two out-of-Valley officers. The El Paso native will take over as treasurer and hopes to help create a livelier campus for TSTC students by reaching out to those students.

"We need to engage the students who think their ideas might be too small or could never become a reality," Jurado said. "We need to stay in touch with student concerns and to assist in developing a stronger Mustang community."

Rodriguez will take over as parliamentarian and is currently pursuing an Associates of Science Degree in Engineering. He's also enrolled in the ADEG Program.

"It's very important that colleges have an active student government because they represent the students and stand by them on important decisions and changes around the campus," Rodriguez said. "A student body would offer other students help, benefits, and advisement so that they can have a good experience while also achieving their educational goals."

Lui is enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program and is a native of Calgary, Alberta in Canada. She'll take over as historian.

"An active student government inspires the rest of the students to work together to build and promote an active community," Lui said.

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