New senators and future events discussed in Senate meeting


(As shown from left to right) Richard Borjas, Maritza Olmos and Juan David Camerena anxiously wait as the ASCC senate members cast votes on their approval to be assistant executive members.Photo credit: Larissa Morales

“I took a position that assumes a lot of responsibility. Now I have the obligation to go through with that,” Melanie Serrano, engineering major, said, who joined four other students to become new senators on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

“As a transferring student, I believe that it’s important to establishing connections and create a better environment for incoming students,” Serrano said.

The other new senators include, Elitanya De La Cruz, Lewter Melegrito, Jada Blanshard, and Jessica Wu.

Elitanya De La Cruz, sociology major, said that she feels it is important for her to connect with new students.

Students that were appointed in other areas of senate include, Enrique Hernandez as Court Justice, Juan Camerena as Assistant Commissioner of Budget and Finance and Michelle Barba as Assistant Commissioner of Student Outreach.

Enrique Hernandez, civil engineering major, is pleased with his new role, “I want to be involved in (Cerritos College), work with students and get everybody involved during election time.”

In other news, the Senate just approved a Culinary Arts event involving Chef Ray L. Duey teaching food carving. This event is open to anyone who has interest in culinary arts.

The seminar will take place Friday, Feb. 28 at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Another event that was announced is Darwin Day, an event hosted by the Anthropology Club.

Darwin Day is Charles Darwin’s birthday as well as a date to celebrate science and reason.

The Anthropology Club will be accepting any written work before Feb. 12.

The next Senate meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.