Makinano, Lopez inaugurated during final senate meeting of semester

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ASCC President-elect Lance Makinano is being inaugurated into office. Former president Jasmin Ramirez congratulates Makinano

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President-elect Lance Makinano and Vice President-elect Aldo Lopez were sworn into office during the final Associated Students of Cerritos College Senate meeting on May 2.

“I just hope the people believe in me as much as we did for her [President Jasmin Ramirez],” Makinano said.

Ramirez congratulated Makinano with a hug after the inauguration.

Vice president-elect Lopez was also congratulated but by vice president Julian Del Real-Calleros.

“I think they’re going to do a fantastic job,” Del Real-Calleros said about Makinano and Lopez.

He also spoke about his favorite moment as vice president, “I enjoyed everything and I have no favorites.”

The ASCC budget was also discussed during the final meeting and was approved by the senate with 28 ayes, zero nays and two abstentions.

The senate also approved the joint recommendation that may take action on terminating the Frantone’s contract and possibly replacing it with Subway.

Del Real-Calleros commented on the final meeting, “Looking back [in the semester] we were able to push things we really wanted to do.”

He also mentioned that will not take part in any student government in Cerritos College, but he will continue being a student advocate.

His next school will be UC Davis, and he hopes to be part of student government there..

Senator Felix Kim felt that the semester was a great experience, “It’s been like a roller coaster.”

“Especially because in the beginning, we didn’t get much work done, we didn’t know what to expect towards the end.”

Senator Kim explained that he didn’t expect much from the senate when the year began, “After the winter season, just like after the roller coaster buildup, we started going faster and faster and we got work done.”

According to Kim, this was the best group of senators he was a part of in his two years of being part of the senate.

Kim shared his thoughts about the new president and vice president-elect, “I like them, I know them personally and I expect a lot from them.”

President Ramirez handed out certificates as tokens for her appreciation to all senators.

Makinano and Lopez are are set to officially take office in May 21 at noon.