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Meet SOC 2018-2019

Student Organizations Council 2018-2019

Back row L to R: Chinelo, Robert, Preston, Corey Front row L to R: Kim, Katy, Holly, Arsema, Thomas, posing

President: Arsema Kidane

Arsema Kidane , President, posing

Major: International Relations

Hometown: Keren, Eritrea

Quote that best describes Arsema: "A kind gesture can reach a wound only compassion can heal"- Steve Maraboli

 

The President Serves as a liaison to Student Involvement, Texas State Administration, and Student Government and initiates projects and programs that are deemed necessary for the welfare of registered student organizations.

Vice President of Funding and Judicial Review: Preston Nieves

Preston , VP Funding and Judicial review, posing

Major: Political Science and International Relations
Hometown: Pflugerville, Texas
Favorite Quote: “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” – John F. Kennedy

 

The Vice President of Funding enforces all tenants of the Student Organizations Handbook. The Vice President communicates funding procedures and regulations to all student organizations. The Vice President is the main point of contact for all funding related questions.

Vice President of Outreach: Corey F. Benbow

Corey Benbow, VP of Outreach, posing

Major: Applied Arts and Science

Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida

Quote that best describes Corey: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Mahatma Gandhi

 

Vice President of Outreach oversees the Outreach Coordinators and serve as the main contact for outreach presentations for registered student organizations. The Outreach Chair is responsible for communicating funding procedures and regulations to registered student organizations.

Outreach Coordinator - Marketing & Promotions: Katy Abete

Katy Abete, Outreach Coordinator of Marketing & Promotions, posing

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Brownsville, Texas

Quote that best describes Katy: "Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself" – Coco Chanel

 

The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for maintaining contact with registered student organizations and communicating regulations with designated registered student organizations. This position is responsible for developing a marketing and publicity strategy plan for SOC.

Outreach Coordinator - Recognition: Ugomma Chinelo Nwokem

Chinelo, Outreach Coordinator of Recognition, posing

Major: Microbiology

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Quote that best describes Chinelo: “You are in charge of your own happiness.” - Unknown

 

The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for maintaining contact with registered student organizations and communicating regulations with designated registered student organizations. This position is responsible for overseeing the monthly Bobcat Leader and Bobcat Organization of the Month Recognition Program.

Outreach Coordinator - Social Media & Website: Samantha Tarafdar

Samantha, Outreach Coordinator of Social Media and Website, posing

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Austin, Texas

Quote that best describes Samantha: “Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference” -Robert Frost

The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for maintaining contact with registered student organizations and communicating regulations with designated registered student organizations. This position is responsible for maintaining SOC's website and all SOC's social media channels and creating social media marketing plans.

Event Coordinator: Robert House

Robert, Event Coordinator, posing

Major: Management 

Hometown: Round Rock, Texas

Quote that best describes Robert:  "Go get what you're worth." -Rocky.

 

Event Coordinators are responsible for planning and executing SOC events including Involvement Fair, Org Olympics, Advisor Appreciation Day, and other related events.

Event Coordinator: Holly Richard

Holly, Event Coordinator, posing

Major: Business Management
Hometown: Lumberton, Texas

Quote that best describes Holly: Sometimes I think to myself “do I really want to buy another chocolate bar?” And then I remember that there is a super volcano under Yellowstone that is 40,000 years overdue and when it erupts it could potentially cover most of North America in ash and create a volcanic winter that kills half of the world’s population. And I’m like, yeah, I want that chocolate bar. -Unknown

 

Event Coordinators are responsible for planning and executing SOC events including Student Organization Fair, Spring Organizations Event, Advisor Appreciation Luncheon, and other related events.

SOC Advisors

Thomas Nguyen, t_n106@txstate.edu Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations

Kimberly Duncan-Ashley, kad120@txstate.edu
Assistant Director, Student Involvement @ LBJSC

Quote that best describes Kimberly: "We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy." J.K. Rowling (Dumbledore)

 

Thomas Nguyen, t_n106@txstate.edu Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations

Thomas Nguyen, t_n106@txstate.edu
Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations

Major: Student Affairs in Higher Education

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Quote that best describes Thomas: "You are a beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk ox." –Leslie Knope