Bakersfield College

BCSGA Members with President Christian

Officers

Executive Branch Officers


Dezi Von Manos

Dezi Von Manos

BCSGA President
bcsgapres@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: Communication

Dezi Von Manos is a Communication Major. She is a returning student. Along with completing her college career this time around, she strives to maintain a good standing within her Student Government position and her Supplemental Instruction position at Bakersfield College. On top of perfecting my academic career, she is a mother of two, who is always ready to lend a helping hand. She believes that honesty, integrity, and effective communication are the keys to succeeding in many areas of life. So, that's her, a student, a mommy, and overcomer of many challenges!

Involvement:

  • BC M.E.Ch.A
  • BC Supplemental Instruction
  • Bakersfield City School District P.A.L.S
  • Parent Leader

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • Enhance communication with students of knowledge pertaining to campus information.
  • Enhance participation of student involvement both on campus and in the community.
  • Provide greater support for student needs. 

Dontae Smith

Dontae Smith

BCSGA Director of Student Organizations
Bcsgastudorgs@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: Art

Dontae Smith is a full time art student and part time swimmer on the BC swim team. He has a background in multi-media and has worked in theatrical production as well as graphic design.

Involvement:

  • BC Swim Team

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • Pass his classes
  • Work towards his graduation this year
  • Try and qualify for finals and state for this year’s swim tournament

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Jose Manuel Cortez

BCSGA Director of Legislative Affairs
bcsgalegaffairs@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Major: Fire Technology
Jose Cortez is enjoying BCSGA within the local, regional, and state levels. Alongside BCSGA, he is a grappler competitor and enjoys competing in martial arts and gaming.
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Involvement:

  • BCSGA Senator 2016-2017
  • SSCCC Representative for Region V for BC 

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • Develop new BCSGA projects to do great things
  • Advocate for the students at a state level
  • Graduate from the fire academy
  • Successfully create and run a club on campus

Chris Cruz

Chris Cruz

BCSGA Director of Student Activities
bcsgaactivities@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Major: Business Administration

Chris Cruz is a Business Administration major and 2nd year student at B.C.
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Involvement:

  • Student Representative for Yes on J
  • Knights of Columbus

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • Work with BCSGA Senators on how to improve BC 
  • Help students with what they need
  • Encourage students to be involved in more clubs and activities on campus

 


Manny ZavalaManny Zavala

BCSGA Director of Finance
bcsgafinance@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Major: Engineering


My name is Manuel Zavala, and I enjoy serving my community. I have been a Senator for the Bakersfield College Student Government Association before, and I have enjoyed making connections between students, staff, and administration. I became a Senator in Spring 2015 and, since then, I have accumulated skills and connections to know who to talk to for many issues. Without the Student Government Association, Bakersfield College administration and staff would not have student opinions that could possibly affect them. I would like to continue to speak for the student body. As Director of Finance, I would be allowed to continue the betterment of communication abilities with constituents and faculty as well as, improving my accounting skills that I acquired when being President of the Hispanic Organization Promoting Engineering and Science (HOPES Club).
 

Involvement:

  • BCSGA Senator 2015-2016
  • BCSGA Director of Finance 2016-17
  • Math Engineering Science Achievement Program,
  • American Society of Civil Engineering
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

  • Previously: Hispanic Organization Promoting Engineering and Science, and Engineers Club

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • See that all BCSGA Student Services appeals are dealt with this fiscal year
  • Determine an approach for GET Bus transportation for BC Students
  • Keep an up to date spreadsheet of budget
  • Get to know my colleagues in BCSGA

Nico Montero-GarciaNico Montero-Garcia

BCSGA StudOrg Funding Manager
bcsgasof@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Major: Economics
Nico Montero-Garcia is a tenacious, versatile and confident individual and is proud to represent students and assist clubs with anything they need.
 

Involvement:

  • BCSGA Senator 2016-2017
  • Red Cross Club

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • Acquire a 4.0 during both semesters
  • Assist in events during the year
  • Increase involvement and dedication in the executive positions of clubs
  • Increase clubs knowledge of their accounts and how to manage them properly; increase knowledge on the benefit of SOF Grants

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  • Student Activities Manager
  • Justices (4)
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Legislative Affairs Manager

Legislative Branch Officers


Lawrence Salcido

Lawrence Salcido Jr

BCSGA Vice President
bcsgavice@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: Psychology, Philosophy, and American Sign Language

Lawrence is a returning student after dropping out for five years. After returning he has maintained on the Dean's List, has gotten involved in student organizations, and now in student government. He enjoys learning how the student government works and figuring out how to make it more effective.

Involvement:

  • Improve communication between the BCSGA and Faculty
  • Help BCSGA Senators communicate more effectively with the student body that they represent
  • Make real change on campus before his end of term
  • Look really cool while doing all that

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • Student Learning Alliance
  • American Sign Language Club
  • BC Renegamers
  • Extra-Life Charity

Brittany Lumsden-Ross

Brittney Lumsden-Ross

BCSGA Senator 01
bcsgasen01@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: Communications

Brittney Lumsden-Ross is a second-year student at Bakersfield College. She hopes to go on to become a news broadcaster and an American Sign Language interpreter. She is very passionate about helping others and spreading love and light everywhere she goes. She is very excited for this year!

Involvement:

  • The Bakersfield Pageant
  • Kern County Young Republicans

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • Plan on making opportunities for involvement more known amongst students
  • Work on making Bakersfield College more of a positive environment for all students
  • Work on bringing more awareness to our campus about the reality of sexual assault and how to keep ourselves and others safe on and off campus

Erika Alvarez

Erika Alvarez 

BCSGA Senator 02
bcsgasen02@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: Political Science

Erika Alvarez is currently in her first year at Bakersfield College. She is a political science major with goals of transferring to a UC and attending law school.
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Involvement:

  • Pre-Law Program

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • Dedicate more days during the school year for on-campus student organizations so that students will be aware of what BC offers and can find a group that will spark their interests

  • Create a mentoring/job shadowing program so that students from all fields will have opportunity for professional growth and experience

  • Work on legislation that will benefit different groups of individuals of the BC community


Ganae Watson

Ganae Romo

BCSGA Senator 03
bcsgasen03@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: Business Administration and Communication

As a student of Bakersfield College, Ganae Romo will bring awareness to various issues where individuals may not have a voice. She truly believes she has some new and innovative ideas that will shake up the approach on solutions to current and potential issues on campus. She can be successful due to her studies in Communication and her strong leadership skills. A few skills that will guarantee her success will be her persistence, her outgoing nature, and her drive to encourage others to be successful and present them with the tools to do so. She is also acquainted with various cultural groups through her volunteer work which will now be a great asset in being able to understand some of the diverse groups in the institution when making future decisions. 

Involvement:

  • Student employee in the Financial Aid Department

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • Prevent unconscious bias on and around campus
  • Enhance the level of safety of the students and property using existing public safety programs
  • Speak on the behalf of student and faculty in accordance with academic policies and academic fairness

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James Tompkins

BCSGA Senator 04
bcsgasen04@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: Psychology

James Tompkins is a returning second-semester student. He hopes to use his degree to positively impact the issue of mass incarceration and the school to prison pipeline.
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Involvement:

  • ICC Rep for Free on the Outside Student Organization
  • Counselor at Positive Visions

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • Develop ways to expand the pantry
  • Create more partnerships between the community and students
  • Tackle the very real problem of student housing

Jose Eduardo Lopez

Jose Eduardo Lopez

BCSGA Senator 05
bcsgasen05@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: Communication

Even though Bakersfield college has over 25,000 students on-campus, how many of them participate in college related activates? According to Julie Mayfield from US News, “It allows students to become connected to their school: Colleges are full of resources, but the responsibility is on the student to seek them out. Being involved helps them to do that." This relates to Bakersfield College because as a college it sees many students on a daily basis. There is a correlation with students that participate in student activities and students who do not. If we are to want the success of our students, we must take care of this aspect in a student’s life. We must have ongoing activities for our students to participate in. A class is half the battle. The other half is the social connection because much of college learning happens outside the classroom. Jose Eduardo Lopez will bring fresh new ideas on how to go about improving the student experience at Bakersfield College. He will vote on propositions that will make a positive impact on the student’s experience. To be a complete student, one must have both fun, along with homework time, to be a cohesive student to maximize college experience.
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Involvement:

  • M.E.Ch.A 
  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship 

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • Maintain a safe and enjoyable environment on college grounds
  • Increase student participation in various student activities
  • Foster the growth of a thriving college community through student organizations and social functions
  • Vote on proposition that will positively impact the life of the students 

Juan Cantu

Juan Cantu

BCSGA Senator 06
bcsgasen06@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: Chemical Engineering

Juan Cantu is a hardworking and ambitious individual who possesses a magnitude of leadership skills.
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Involvement:

  • MESA Club

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • Bring services to the Aera Stem Success Center (ASSC) including food services and a microwave
  • Bring a closer vending machine to the MS Building
  • Bring and disperse recycling bins throughout campus
  • Improve drinking water fountains and water bottle refilling stations
  • Encourage campus cleanliness
  • Increase book vouchers for low-income STEM Majors


Mustafa W Barraj

Mustafa W Barraj 

BCSGA Senator 08
bcsgasen08@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: English

Mustafa Barraj is very passionate about improving the community and Bakersfield College. He is the former President of Highland High Schools Interact Club. 

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • Organize events that would include poetry readings, short story readings and music performances from the students of BC
  • Organize community service events so students can have opportunities to serve their communities
  • Plan clothing, food, and book drives to help serve the children and less fortunate in the community

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Angel Alvarez

BCSGA Senator 09
bcsgasen09@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: 

Involvement:

  • What are you involved with that will help BCSGA reach new heights.

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • What Goals do you have for your Bakersfield College Community 

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BCSGA Senator 10
bcsgasen10@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: 

Involvement:

  • What are you involved with that will help BCSGA reach new heights.

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • What Goals do you have for your Bakersfield College Community 

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Ashley Harp

BCSGA Senator 11
bcsgasen11@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: 

Involvement:

  • What are you involved with that will help BCSGA reach new heights.

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • What Goals do you have for your Bakersfield College Community 

BCSGA Senator Emmanuel Limaco

Emmanuel Limaco 

BCSGA Senator 12
bcsgasen12@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: Engineering and Communication

Emmanuel Limaco is a second-year student at Bakersfield College. He has a heart for helping students reach their goals and enjoys watching others succeed. Much of his passion and drive stems from experiences very different from those of other people, which gives him a different perspective in terms of student representation. While serving the campus community, Emmanuel promises to be the best representative he can be, unbiased and open to all, making decisions that accurately and effectively reflect the interests and concerns of all students of our institution. 
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Involvement:

  • M.E.Ch.A Student Organization
  • Phi Theta Kappa Student Organization
  • Free on the Outside Student Organization
  • African-American Student Union
  • African-American Mentor Program

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • Work towards providing more sanitary conditions to campus restrooms
  • Find possible solutions to student parking situation and work towards executing a feasible solution
  • Work with the other campus sites of Bakersfield College to ensure that all students are truly being represented

BCSGA Judicial Review Board


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BCSGA Parliamentarian
bcsgapar@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: 

Involvement:

  • What are you involved with that will help BCSGA reach new heights?

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • What Goals do you have for your Bakersfield College Community?

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BCSGA Justice 01
bcsgajust01@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: 

Involvement:

  • What are you involved with that will help BCSGA reach new heights?

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • What Goals do you have for your Bakersfield College Community?

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BCSGA Justice 02
bcsgajust02@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: 

Involvement:

  • What are you involved with that will help BCSGA reach new heights?

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • What Goals do you have for your Bakersfield College Community?

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BCSGA Justice 03
bcsgajust03@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Major: 

Involvement:

  • What are you involved with that will help BCSGA reach new heights?

Goals for the Term in Office:

  • What Goals do you have for your Bakersfield College Community?

BCSGA Staff


Dr. Nicky P. Damania

Dr. Nicky Damania 

BCSGA Advisor 
nicky.damania@bakersfieldcollege.edu

 


Alex Apatiga

Alex Apatiga

BCSGA Executive Secretary
bcsgasecretary@bakersfieldcollege.edu

 

 

 

 


 


Evelyn Hernandez

Evelyn Hernandez

BCSGA Executive Secretary
bcsgastaff01@bakersfieldcollege.edu
 

 


 

 

 

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