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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.
The 2014-2015 La Plata Student Association President is Marquise Berry. His major is General Studies with an expected graduation date of May 2015. After he obtains his associates degree he plans to transfer to Liberty University or Palm Beach Atlantic University to further his education.
Marquise is an active member in the following clubs: La Plata Student Activities Committee, Word Up Bible Study, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This is Marquise's first term as president. Marquise Berry believes his contribution as a student leader is "The success of the community relies on the individual to take pride in it"
Fun facts about Marquise; he was born in Prince Georges County, he's 23 years old, enjoys teaching a youth ministry at his church and playing the trumpet when he has free time, and he graduated from Frederick Douglass High School.
The 2014-2015 La Plata Student Association†Vice President†is Alesia Turner. Her major is Business Administration and she will receive an associateís degree in summer 2015. She is expected to transfer by fall 2015 to University Maryland University College to complete her bachelorís degree in Marketing. After graduating she plans to pursue a masterís degree in Advertising Marketing to become an Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Manager.
In addition to SA, Alesia Turner also participates as a part of the Student Activities Committee and is a Student Assistant in the La Plata Student Life Office.† 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 was born in Atlanta, GA, she was a part of DECA in high school, she is a big fan of Beyonce, she has a dog named Milo, her father spent 30 years in the FBI, and she graduated from North Point High School.
The 2014-2015 La Plata Student Association Treasurer is Yadira Coleman. Her major is Hospitality Management. After graduating she plans on continuing in hospitality at the University of Central Florida.
In addition to SA, Yadira is the President of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality for the 2014-2015 school year and remains active in the organization.
Fun facts about Yadira Coleman: she was born in Washington DC. She is moderately fluent in French and Spanish. She is currently learning how to code.
The 2014-2015 La Plata Student Association Secretary is Angelica Aguirre. Her major is General Studies, but is considering nursing as a career.
Angelica is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Anime club. As a student leader, Angelica believes her contribution as the La Plata Student Association Secretary is to improve the atmosphere and student activities of the college.
Fun facts about Angelica: she was born on an island called Saipan (in the middle of nowhere), lived in the Philippines for two years, then New Zealand for three years, loves traveling and enjoys a casual game of pool.