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Student Life

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Director of Student Life and Athletics
Michelle Ruble
CC Building, Room 101

Student Life Coordinator
Anya Patterson
CC Building, Room 110

Manager, Operations
Colleen Joffe
CC Building, Room 110

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Club of the Month

College of Southern Maryland collegiate robotics team, the Talons, won the Tournament Champion Award and the Excellence Award at Purdue Universityís robotics competition Jan. 26 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (more)


La Plata Campus Student Association

The La Plata Student Association serves by representing student opinion, addressing campus needs through targeted programming and the maintenance of tradition, and providing opportunities for leadership development in order to enrich the quality of student life.  Its dedicated staff and elected officers have the obligation to carry out projects promoting student activity.


Alesia TurnerThe 2015-2016 La Plata Student Association President is Alesia Turner.† She is a General Studies Major and will be graduating in Spring 2016 with plans to transfer to Howard University and complete her bachelorís degree in Sociology.† After graduating she plans to pursue a masterís degree in Counseling to become an high school counselor.

In addition to SA, Alesia Turner also serves as president of the Women Empowerment Club and treasurer of the Art Club.† She strongly believes that helping the community can better shape our youth for a brighter future.† Also helping everyone she can, she is always willing to assist others where she is needed.† Alesia is honest, disciplined, and dependable.

Fun facts about Alesia; she writes in different colors pens for her notes to help study better, she is inspired by Amy Poehler, and makes great quesadillas.

Vice President


The 2015-2016 La Plata Vice President of the Student Association is Kenneth Grazier.† Kenny is also the Student Activities Committee Chair and a student assistant with the Student Life department.† He is an Environmental Management major and is expecting to graduate in the Spring 2016.† After attending the College of Southern Maryland he plans to attend either Towson University or Gallaudet University.

Some fun facts about Kenny are he enjoys doing outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and canoeing; he graduated form North Point High School; and has lived in Southern Maryland his whole life.††


The 2015-2016 La Plata Student Association Treasurer is Yadira Coleman. Her major is Accounting. After graduating she plans on becoming an Economics major at the University of Maryland. After graduating she plans to pursue her Masters degree in Economics to become a Foreign Service Officer for the State Department.

In addition to SA, Yadira is the Treasurer of the Women Empowerment club for the 2015-2016 school year and the Vice President of Frisbee Club. Women Empowerment is an important issue to her, especially on a financial front because it becomes increasingly difficult to be independent if one is not financially independent. Also it is shown that the more educated the women in a community are then the more the community thrives.

Fun facts about Yadira Coleman: She is moderately fluent in French and Spanish, loves Korean BBQ, and enjoys reading the Washingtonian. †



The 2015-2016 La Plata Student Association Secretary is Sarah Bennett.




A 2015-2016 La Plata Student Association Represenative is†Lacy Johnson.


A 2015-2016 La Plata Student Association Represenative†is Selene LaMarca.


A 2015-2016 La Plata Student Association Represenative is†Maria Estevez.


A 2015-2016 La Plata Student Association Represenative is Krista Steele.