Student Government Association (SGA)
Welcome to the Student Government website! We are a group of students who are committed to making your experience as a WWCC student memorable and beneficial. We sit on committees to represent the student voice, regularly meet with representatives of clubs and organizations, attend Student Advocacy Day to promote funding for WWCC, and collaborate with departments and other groups to host the best events around!
Check out some other facts about us:
- Establish, promote and finance organizations and events directed toward the benefit of the students.
- Operate from SGA fees generated from students at the beginning of each fall and spring term.
- Help organizations gain approval and recognition in the eyes of the College. (Procedures on how to obtain recognition include the submission of a constitution, a list of members, the signature of a proposed advisor and the signatures of at least five interested students.)
- Provide an opportunity for students to further pursue their special interests by coordinating and allocating funds for other activities, such as hosting social, cultural, and educational events.
Meet the Student Government Association Officers
President, Kristen Coleman
My name is Kristen Coleman and I am SGA President. I’m from Deal Island, Maryland and I have lived on the Eastern Shore my entire life. I have been at Wor-Wic for 4 semesters and I am a duel major student majoring in Chemical Dependency Counseling and General Studies Transfer. I joined Student Government because I enjoy helping students and their families. It makes me happy to spread awareness and joy to our students here at Wor-Wic. I have a passion for planning events and even setting everything up, I like to create the posters and banners for events as well.
My favorite past events are the Jurassic World themed family fun day, the trip we took to see the Rockettes perform in New York City, and the APCA conference in Texas. The top three favorite things that I’m most excited to bring to the campus is Del Suggs, Handsome Naked, and Nash Fung.
I enjoy watching WWE, reading comics, spending time with my family, and playing with my dog Daisy. I love learning new things. “No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” L. Frank Baum.
I suggest that everyone get involved in something while in college, whether it is a club, event, or volunteering. When you get involved you network by making friends and making connections.
“Everything I do is to become better, the best ever. And I’m not going to stop.” – Dolph Ziggler
Vice-President, Victoria Milbourne
My name is Victoria Milbourne and I am the Student Government Association: Vice President. I was born in Salisbury, MD and I have lived here my whole life. I am currently in the Business program and plan on transferring into a Business Analytics program. My goal is to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics and go on to be a Business Consultant for major companies. I have completed four semesters so far and plan on finishing in May of 2017.
I joined the SGA in May of 2015. My decision to join was based purely on the desire to be able to help my student body. Whether that be as a voice of the students or just someone who was there to help them work through their problems, I wanted to be there for them in any way possible. I pride myself on being someone that students can trust and talk to, so I thought that this position in the school would be a great way to help more people.
There are many different projects that I would like to do to benefit the school. The biggest thing that I would like to do is begin having monthly artist showcases. There is so much talent at Wor-Wic, whether it be performing arts, visual arts, or writers, there needs to be a place where they can show off what they do and share their work with the other students.
Last year, the SGA planned a lot of events and a lot of them were very successful. Out of all of those events, the one that was my favorite was the trip that we took to New York City. I loved our New York trip because we went during Christmastime. The lights were beautiful and we, as a group, went to go see “The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular” at Radio City Music Hall. The whole experience was surreal seeing as though it was something that I had wanted to do since I was a little kid.
We have scheduled an amazing lineup of events for our upcoming school year. The first performer that I am excited about having is Sailesh: The Hypnotist. I am excited about Sailesh coming because I first met him in Texas at a convention that we went to. During this convention, I was hypnotized by Sailesh himself. Being able to bring this experience home and to be able to share it with my school is something that I am very excited about.
I am someone with a lot of different hobbies but they are mostly art based. First and foremost, I love to sing and play my ukulele. It’s something that I do on a daily basis and I consider it to be a huge stress reliever. The next thing that I enjoy doing is painting. Painting is something that I recently picked up in the past year and I love that with painting you can turn practically nothing into something beautiful. My final and possible one of my biggest hobbies is makeup. I love makeup and I always have. The beauty of makeup is that it has so many different purposes. Makeup is something that can start out so simple but it can turn into something so complex and beautiful.
If I could give any piece of advice to the students at Wor-Wic, it would be to keep moving forward. I know that it is so easy at times to just give up when life gets rough, but if you just keep going eventually you will get to where you need to be.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” -Maya Angelou
Secretary, Melissa Kissinger
My name is Melissa Kissinger and I am the Student Government Association Secretary. I was born in Baltimore, MD and have moved around to many different states most of my life, spending three of my final high school years in Cascade, MT. The day following my high school graduation, I hopped on a plane and came back to the Eastern Shore. In that time, I enlisted into the Air Force and before I could be deployed I was medically discharged. Since then, I had been contemplating when to go to college and what to major in. At the start of 2016 I realized that I was going down an entirely new path; mother hood. Because of that, I decided it would be best to register for my very first fall semester at Wor-Wic with my major in Forensic Science. I have my eyes set on obtaining a minimum of an associate’s degree in May of 2018 and eventually transferring to obtain a bachelor’s degree.
Upon arriving at Wor-Wic I was filled with such excitement and awe. That I was finally going to be pushing myself toward my long-term goals. I caught wind that there would be elections for SGA Secretary and Treasurer during the fall semester so I immediately put in my application for consideration. Out of all the clubs and organizations on campus, I chose SGA because I had a strong background of withholding a two-year long secretary position through a high school based organization, Business Professionals of America (BPA). Having this previous background, I felt as though my experience could be best used for our school’s SGA. With luck and a short campaign cycle I was able to land the title of SGA Secretary.
Since this is my first semester at Wor-Wic and in SGA, I am taking it all in as the biggest learning experience that I can. Following my very first meeting as the new and oncoming secretary, I had the privilege to attend the SGA National Summit in Washington D.C. Someone who was coming in as a freshman and walking away with all the knowledge and pointers that I did, was a huge advantage for me. Because of the summit and the conferences that I managed to attend, I am going to do my best of implementing them into campus lifestyle. I am going to be the one to break away from the monotony of every day college life and break free of my own comfort zone to reach out to students around me. I will take into consideration all student’s needs, as well as, questions to do my best and put forth action for those that need it.
My hobbies include anything from music, concerts, football, physical sports, comic books, video games, eating food and overall having a fun time! I find that I can get along with just about anyone and I have been complimented on my fantastic listening skills. If anything, I would rather be the person someone went to for guidance, because I will truly do all that I can for things to turn out right.
The advice that I would offer to my fellow Wor-Wic students would be to have confidence in yourself. At times, I never thought I would be a college student and that it wasn’t cut out for me, but the moment I sat down and started doing, was the moment I began to succeed. So always keep your head up and when things begin to get rough, do not be afraid to seek out help. Wor-Wic offers tons of different opportunities to help students succeed. From the math and writing centers, to tutors and even financial aid.
“I’m just trying to be me, whoever that is.” – Bob Dylan
Treasurer, Jeremy Lyons
My name is Jeremy Lyons and I am the SGA Treasure. I am originally from Millsboro, Delaware and currently reside in Fruitland, Maryland. This is my 3rd semester here at Wor-Wic. I am a student in the Physical Therapy Assistant program here at school. I joined Student Government to help students here at Wor-Wic and make campus life more fun. This is my first time in Student Government and I am determined to do a great job during my term.
I am excited to explore the different events that are brought to campus and meet other students. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, sports, and running my online businesses. If I am ever caught watching television, the channel is almost exclusively on comedic programming or investment news.
There is an amazing line up of performers and activity’s coming to campus this school year. Personally, I am most excited for the Hugh Gregory Gallagher Theatre Group and their play that highlights the triumphs of handicapped individuals. I hope I get a chance to meet all of you while out and about at these great events hosted at Wor-Wic.
Advisor, Nicole Buccalo
Hello students! My name is Nicole Buccalo and I am the Director of Student Engagement and the Advisor for the Student Government Association (SGA). I recently moved here from NW Ohio in January. I’ve been working in Student Activities, Leadership, Student Government and Events for the last nine years. I absolutely LOVE what I do. I received an Associate of Science Degree in Pre-Business Administration from Owens Community College in 2009, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Bowling Green State University in 2012, and a Master of Arts Degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University in 2014. During my tenure as a student at these institutions, I was Vice President and President of Student Government, wrote for the school newspaper, and founded an organization called the Raising Awareness Club. I absolutely believe in being involved in college, so much so, that I dedicated my career to helping students succeed inside and outside of the classroom. I’m not doing my job if I’m not helping you to be the version of yourself that you can be. So stop by and see me in HC 208 or drop me a line anytime at email@example.com.
"How wonderful it is that no one need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world" – Anne Frank