President - Red Lee
Vice President - M.J. Silcott
I am working on three years here at NRCC. I graduated last May with a General Studies in Arts and Sciences. I plan to transfer to Radford University next fall in which I will be working on my goal to obtain a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree. I chose NRCC because of the close net of faculty and staff and the caring of their students. This makes my second year in SGA, and the reason I chose to be a part of the SGA again this year is because I want to make a difference in the student life here at NRCC. What I hope to accomplish this year as a leader is to let the student body know what SGA is and that we are here to represent them as it is our duty; this is something I feel has been lost from the previous years of the SGA. A fun fact about myself is I can twerk.
Treasurer - Hermon Hailegiorgis
My name is Hermon Hailegiorgis, I am from Ethiopia, a mother of two and a wife. Since the age of eighteen I have worked in several positions like secretary, customer service rep and our national airline attendant. I’m currently back to school to pursue my dreams through education and better my (our) life. I chose NRCC because I found the environment friendly and welcoming. I am a returning member of SGA. I have served two semesters as a Senator before (2012/13) and I’m re-elected as a Treasurer currently. As a representative of the students, I would like the student’s voice to be heard. Therefore, I would be happy to try and accomplish some requests that arose from the students this year. In addition we also have a Wall of Hunger project and hope to be able to give back to the NRV area community through helping food banks.
Senator - Amanuel Dereb
Hello my name is Amanuel Dereb. I live in Radford Virginia. I graduated from Radford High school last year. I chose New River Community College because I like the small classes. I am able to communicate with my teachers easily and money wise, it is a great choice for me. I am part of the SGA because I want to help the students and the school with my knowledge and hardworking ability. I have participated in different groups in my time in high school and I have great experience working with different students. My goal is to make student life at New River Community College fun and interesting. I will try to make sure that everyone who is attending this great school is enjoying there college life. I am a friendly guy. I get along with people easily. I like meeting new people and sharing ideas
Senator - Heather Hundley
I’m originally from Hillsville but currently reside in Christiansburg with my little dog, Luna. One of the reasons I decided to pursue a degree at NRCC is because it allows me to continue to support myself by working. I chose this Nursing Program after considering other schools in the state because I believe NRCC will best prepare me to become a Registered Nurse. I want to be a member of SGA so that I can continue to grow as a leader and contribute to the well-being of the school and student body. While serving as a Senator, I hope to create new opportunities for students to get involved in community events. Outside of work and school, I like to have fun by listening to music and attending live concerts especially when it’s my favorite band, The Smashing Pumpkins.
Senator - Mallory Johnston
I’m from Portsmouth, VA, currently living in Radford. I came to the area in 2006 when I attended Virginia Tech, and loved the area so much I decided to stay. I chose NRCC because it offers an affordable option that also provides an excellent nursing education. I am a part of SGA because I enjoy giving back to the community, and SGA offers a way to do this along with being a part of programs that help the student body and provide for an enjoyable student experience at the college. I hope to take part in programs that will help those in need in both the college and the community as a part of SGA. In what little spare time I have, I enjoy playing video games.
Senator - Haranet Gebrechristos
Senator - Aster Birri
My name is Aster Birri. I am happily married and have two beautiful children. Currently, I am a first year student in the nursing program at NRCC. I chose this college because it has a very welcoming and friendly environment. As a leader in SGA, I would like to address some of student concerns and come up with solutions by working with my fellow SGA members. I will also make an effort to promote the SGA by all means possible.
Senator - Sara Tadesse
My name is Sara Tadesse. I am from Ethiopia. This is my 4th term in New River Community College. I chose NRCC because it is affordable and the teaching is of a great quality. I am a part of the student government because I would love to represent the student body and to get involved with my school for different activities. I hope to accomplish our big project Stop Hunger Now by being a great helper. My fun fact is I love, love, love, to watch movies, new, old, happy, sad, whatever!
Senator - Beletech Tefera
My name is Beletech Tefera. Originally I came from Ethiopia from a big family. I have five brothers and two sisters all my family live in Ethiopia except me and my brother. I am been here almost one year and half, this semester is my third semester. When I hear the information about New River Community College. I am so happy and my brother was came and registered me. I am a full time student my major is science. When I voted for S.G.A. I am so glad. It is very interesting. I know I am ready to work with the S.G.A member whatever meeting, doing group project, and I will be participate it at all position with all my friends after my class schedule.
Senator -Timothy Herzog
Tim is a past senator who has been a member of the SGA at different periods of time. He originated the "Cans for Gas" program in 2008, a program which is still operating for the benefit of students with needs based emergencies today. Tim is presently learning drafting skills. Tim is also a very good pool player who competes often in local tournaments.
Senator - Linda Howard
Hello, my name is Linda and I have been a student for 3 years at NRCC. I will graduate this Spring 2014 with a general studies degree in arts & sciences. I plan to transfer to Jefferson in Roanoke next fall in which I will be working on my Physician’s Assistant degree. I am happy that I can be a part of the SGA and hope to make a difference in the Students experience here at NRCC. I hope to accomplish making it possible for the student body to have a fulfilling and rewarding year at NRCC. Along with helping those in need to stay in school and have the resources they need to grow as a student. Fun Fact about myself: I was given an Army coin in Iraq by President Bush in 2003. Later I tried to give that coin to Mrs. Gram, the donor of the scholarship I received from the NRCC Foundation Scholarship program, in 2012. I only succeeded in making Mrs. Gram cry, but she was quite happy with the attempt.
Advisor Benjamin Kramer
Dr. Ben Kramer, SGA Advisor and NRCC Activities Counselor I'm very pleased to be the advisor of the New River Community College Student Government Association this year. I live in Christiansburg, VA with my spouse, Sherry, and our daughter, Candace. Our son, Charles, also lives in Christiansburg and attends NRCC. I have actively advised this group since 1993, and I hope that I can lend my history, experience, and energies to the members so that all their endeavors are efficient and successful. I believe that our first mission is to serve the student body, and I pledge to make sure that all we do is focused toward the benefit of our students. If I can be of service to you, please contact me at my office: Student Activities, 121 Martin Hall, (In the student lounge), 540-674-3600 Ext. 4431, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org