Assiniboine Community College Students’ Association

S.A.C.
Students’ Association Council

Meet your Council Members for the 2022-2023 academic year

Julia Tiechroeb, ACCSA President 2022, 2023

Julia Teichroeb, President

Julia is a second-year business administration student. She spent her first year at the college as the VP of Governance at the Student’s Association. Throughout her first year she worked hard with the team to improve operations and create new training procedures for future Council Members. Exactly what she set out to do when she was elected.  

Julia plans to further the training available to Council Members, and members of the ACCSA throughout her term this year.  

“My plan for the 2022-2023 school year is to have students at all ACC campuses more engaged, whether that be through knowledge of the services we provide, or attendance to SA sponsored events.” 

She plans to do this through education to students of the services that the ACCSA provides. In speaking with students, Julia has noticed that most students aren’t aware of the services available to them through the ACCSA. She plans to educate students on these services that they pay for through their student fees and Health and Dental payments. Julia plans to promote student engagement through service days, spirit weeks, campaigns, events, and MORE!! 

Julia previously had a career in management, where she has over 12 years of experience. She believes that the skills that she gained there, and in her first year in the Business Administration Program will be vital to her success in the President position.  

You can contact Julia by email at SAPresident@Assiniboine.net.

 

Charlene Nault, VP Diversity & Inclusion, 2022-23

Charlene Nault, Vice President Diversity & Inclusion

Charlene Nault is a second-year social service worker student at Assiniboine Community College who has been very involved with wellness in her time at ACC. Charlene has always had a strong passion advocating for others and in making sure that all nations feel included and welcome, so to be elected the Vice President Diversity & Inclusion for her final year at ACC is an honor. Charlene has been elected four times to the Students Association Council and is looking forward to working on your behalf for the 2022/2023 school year.

Charlene is a Metis citizen and loves to learn about different cultures and people so please reach out if you have any concerns or just want to talk. Being a part of the Students’ Association during my time at ACC has been an amazing experience and has added so much to my college experience and involvement. We have some empty positions that students can run for in the September election and would love to have you join us!

You can contact Charlene by email at savpdi@assiniboine.net.

Charlene Nault, VP Diversity & Inclusion, 2022-23

Ali Ramirez, Vice President of Enagement

Alicia is a second-year social service worker student. Alicia has always had a passion for helping others and is a strong advocate for LGBT2SQ+ and racialized peoples in her community. Alicia plans to use her social service worker skills along with her passion to help others to become a strong advocate for students across all ACC campuses. Originally, Alicia was elected to be the LGBT2SQ+ representative at the Student’s Association, however, to further contribute to the campus life at ACC, she stepped up as the Vice President of Engagement to further create a positive environment for students. Although this is Alicia’s first year at the Student’s Association, she plans to work hard and collaborate with the executive council to improve the student life at ACC. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has impacted the student experience across all campuses, Alicia hopes by promoting student engagement at ACC that students will finally start to feel normal after all the months of chaos.  

You can contact Ali by email at savpdi@assiniboine.net.

Charlene Nault, VP Diversity & Inclusion, 2022-23

Brittany Blair, Vice President of Operations

Brittany is a second-year business administration student specializing in marketing. Brittany has a background in entrepreneurship, having started multiple businesses in various industries over the past eleven years—one of which she still operates. Doing so has taught her leadership, budgeting, financial management skills and the joys of wearing ‘multiple hats’ as a small business owner.

In the past, Brittany was president and treasurer of the Youth Advisory Committee for four years: the group with a mission to establish a publicly-funded youth centre in downtown Brandon. Her experience with this endeavour included recruiting and motivating youth involvement at local high schools and post-secondary institutes and establishing mission objectives, policy and team development. Brittany aims to use her voice to advocate for students and to foster engagement with her fellow students. In her spare time, Brittany goes on adventures with her teenage son and young daughter and enjoys exploring beautiful Manitoba on her motorcycle.

Hannah Wowk

Hannah Wowk, School of Business Representative

Hannah Wowk is a medical administration student who loves helping people reach their goals and work through obstacles to achieve them. She is a social retailer and helps people grow their business through Instagram, which has helped her grow her leadership skills. Hannah enjoy taking walks with her dog and going hiking in different places with him. This is Hannah’s first year on the student council.

Hannah can be contacted by email at wowkh@assiniboine.net.

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Erica McNish, School of Health & Human Services Representative

Erica McNish is a second year social service worker student and is working towards a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Sciences. Erica is the Health and Human Service Representative of the ACC Students’ Association Council. This is Erica’s first year on student council at a college, although she has previous experience through 4-H, high school student council, peer support and social justice committees. Erica is very passionate about helping others and being an active member in the community. She spends her free time working on the family farm and teaching painting classes in the seniors’ homes.

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Blake Richardson, M.I.C.A. Representative

Blake Richardson is a year 2 culinary arts student at ACC, Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts (MICA). In his free time, Blake likes to play sports and video games.

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Samuel Dreger, Winnipeg Chair

Sam is a second-year practical nursing student on the Winnipeg Campus. This will be his first time on the ACC Students’ Association Council. Sam began his post-secondary studies at Assiniboine Community College in January 2022. He hopes to graduate in August 2023 and become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Throughout his learning career Sam has been involved in various clubs, including peer support and mental health groups. Sam’s goals are to be an advocate and voice for the Winnipeg students at Assiniboine Community College, to help provide the best experience to all students and to ensure all students are aware of the services ACCSA can provide to them.

You can contact Samuel Dreger by email at dregers@assiniboine.net.

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M. Len Blakely, Accessibility Representative

M. Len Blakely is a retired Canadian Armed Forces veteran who was medically released in 2021 at the rank of Sergeant. In the military he was involved in planning, finance, business management and policy implementation at a national level. While in the C.A.F. (Canadian Armed Forces) he was a member of the Defence Advisory Group for Employment Equity as the DAG representative for Persons with Disabilities.

Len is a mature student who has completed the Education Assistant program. He is currently enrolled in the second year of the Early Childhood Education Program. Len is interested in working to eliminate systemic barriers to education and employment for people with disabilities particularly invisible disabilities. Len is openly autistic and an advocate of neurodiversity and the social model of disability.

To reach Len, you can contact him by email at blakelym@assiniboine.net.

Anmol Singh, VP Governance, ACCSA, June 2022

Anmol Singh, International Student Representative

Anmol Singh is a first year Business Administration student specializing in Human Resources. Anmol began studying at the college as an international student in January 2022, and he will continue studying as a second-year student in September. Anmol wishes to become a certified Human Resources Professional and a Social Worker.

You can Contact Anmol Singh by email at savpgov@assiniboine.net.

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Tessa Klein, Mature Representative

Tessa Klein is a single mom to a wonderful teenage daughter. She is entering her second year of Business Administration, where she is specializing in Human Resource Management. Tessa was enrolled in this course when she was 21, but the pregnancy of her beautiful daughter took her down a different, exciting and wonderful path.

Since then, Tessa has raised her daughter, ran her own daycare while her daughter was young, and has been working in a variety of office positions over the last nine years. Tessa feels that she had reached a point where she needed more training in order to develop herself, and has been fortunate enough to have a second chance to do so through ACC.

Tessa has enjoyed the first section of her adult life, and with the strength, resiliency, and experience that she has gained through it, she is proud to be the Mature Representative for the ACCSA. Tessa looks forward to meeting all the students, and getting to know more about ACC’s student body throughout the year.

To reach Tessa, you can contact her by email at kleint@assiniboine.net, or you can stop in at our main office on the Victoria Avenue East Campus.

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Elizabeth Francis, Indigenous Representative

Elizabeth Francis is 25 years old and has grown up in Brandon, Manitoba. She is a mixture of an outdoor and indoor person who enjoys camping, kayaking, and biking while also enjoying simple things like gaming and binge-watching shows. In a more professional take, Elizabeth has been in the customer service industry doing various jobs like serving and retail and has found a love for working with people. After a seven-year hiatus, Elizabeth decided it was time to return to school. She is in her second year of the Business Administration program, specializing in Human Resources.

Additionally, Elizabeth is a peer mentor with Assiniboine Community College and looks forward to working with students to support returning students, or students starting their post-secondary journey.

Elizabeth has joined Student Council to be more involved within the college and to build skills while working alongside her peers. She is excited to see what kind of changes we can create together!

Dee Taylor-John

Dee Taylor-John, 2SLGBTQIA+ Representative

Dee Taylor-John is a year 1 student in the Social Service Worker program at ACC. They are passionate about human rights, inclusivity, and social justice. Being an active member of the community is important to her and they are passionate about ensuring others’ voices are heard. Growing up queer in a small town has provided them with a unique perspective on gender/sexual diversity and the need for education and understanding. When they aren’t at school or in meetings, Dee can be found at home with her family.

Nathaniel Ross

Nathaniel Ross, Centre for Adult Learning Representative

My name is Nathaniel Ross, I’ve lived in Brandon for 18 years and it’s my first year at ACC, I enjoy my instructors and classmates and aim to be the best I can be. I am 27 years old and play music and voice act and act outside of college in my spare time, I enjoy weekends with friends and board games as well as going to the movies.

Qudus Oseni

Qudus Oseni, Trades Representative

Qudus is a level one automotive technician student hoping to come back for his level 2 in 2 years. He Iikes to work on cars and hopefully own his own Automotive shop soon. Qudus is a Nigerian and has completed his high-school back in Nigeria before moving to Canada for his college program. He plays for the school soccer team and Iooking forward to joining the volleyball team as well. Qudus enjoys reading and Iikes to go for long drives.