Student Life Updates


Michelle Gietl
Student Life Advisor, (541) 506-6027

July 17, 2017

CGCC Student Life had a busy year. We started by moving Student Life Center to the first floor of Building 1, with more room for activities. Open center hours are more consistent now; stay tuned for our summer and fall schedule.

Our student government team had a community focus this year. CGCC students participated in a variety of activities throughout the year. The Starlight Parade and Festival of Trees were the highlights for fall. The CGCC float took third place in the Starlight Parade with its Buddy the Elf theme. Our CGCC Student Success and Completion tree was full of color and light. The tree, lights and all ornaments were generously donated by CGCC staff. As you can see from the photo, it represented the importance of completing your college degree and how CGCC supports students. Our tree was auctioned for $1,050.

Students also served at Community Meals, while Student Government worked hard to register students to vote, and apply for health insurance during open enrollment.

Thank you to the 2016-17 Associated Student Government team for serving this year. Obstacles such as the weather made things difficult but they persevered. Officers include Tristan Neal, President; Seana Sherwood, Vice President; Carrie Simard, Executive Secretary; Chantelle Hickman, Student Representative; and Jonathan Neptune, Student Representative.

Phi Theta Kappa had another successful year full of projects, activities and conferences. Our chapter launched the Humans of CGCC Facebook page ( ), which features faculty, staff and students at CGCC. This page gives the community a chance to know individuals on a deeper level. Our chapter has been recognized on the regional and international levels for excellence inĀ  programming, events and projects. Our chapter adviser was elected to the Association of Chapter Advisers and will serve in several positions over the next four years. Membership is climbing as students engage in campus activities.

We hosted the regional spring convention in April at the Best Western Hood River Inn, and were honored to have Dr. Toda speak. President/CEO of Phi Theta Kappa, Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, was a special guest speaker. Our chapter received the following awards: Distinguished Chapter: Officer Team- Bailey McManus, President; Ben Lawrence, Vice President; Carrie Simard, Executive Secretary; Chantelle Hickman, Membership Coordinator; Isaac Pickette, Fundraising Coordinator; and Jonathan Neptune, Honors/Leadership Coordinator; Art Award- Bailey McManus; Most Distinguished Chapter Advisor- Michelle Gietl.

Two chapter members will serve on the 2017-18 Rocky Mountain Cascade Regional Team alongside Michelle Gietl, Associate Regional Coordinator and other team members from Oregon and Idaho. Ben Lawrence will be Vice President of Communication and Jonathan Neptune is Northern District Executive.

We recognize all of our members who graduated with honors this spring, a huge accomplishment. We loved seeing all of the Phi Theta Kappa regalia proudly worn as you crossed the stage. Good luck in your future endeavors.