Spring Quarter marks
the annual election of new student government officers at Palmer College’s West
Campus, and after tallying all the votes cast on April 13, the new Associated
Student Government (ASG) executive council that will take officially take office
in July following the summer break includes:
• President: Megan
Megan, a native of Rochester Hills,
Mich., has participated in a variety of activities at the West Campus since
initiating her chiropractic studies in October 2009.
She served as athletic director for the current ASG,
and is a member of the West Campus Guides as well as assistant project manager
for the Sports Council. Megan also is involved with the student chapters of
various chiropractic associations, and was a member of the West Campus
delegation that lobbied on behalf of the chiropractic profession at the 2011
National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC) in Washington, D.C.
Megan earned her B.S.
(kinesiology/exercise science) at Michigan State University, where she was a
member of the Spartan marching band. In addition to her Palmer and
chiropractic-related endeavors, Megan enjoys playing her clarinet and saxophone,
and performing in the Milpitas community band (along with several of her Palmer
excited to be stepping into the role of ASG president with the newly elected
council; this dedicated group of leaders bring great ideas and amazing passion
for the profession of chiropractic, and the student experience at Palmer’s West
Campus,” said Ms. Thoma.
“The current ASG council has done a wonderful job, and
I know the incoming council hopes to keep that going strong. (Outgoing ASG
president) Darci (Robertson), in particular, has inspired all of us with her
passion and hard work, and has left me with some pretty big heels to fill.
Speaking on behalf of the new executive council, we look forward to another
great year of presenting ASG-sponsored activities for students and other members
of the West Campus community.”
• Vice President:
Molica, a native of
Cypress, Calif., who initiated her chiropractic studies in January 2010, is a
member of the West Campus Guides, and has been involved with the Sports Council,
as well as the Sun and Snow Club, the Triathlon Club, and the Soft Tissue
She earned her
B.S. (biology) from UC-San Diego, where she was MVP of the Ultimate Frisbee
team, and also earned honors and awards in competitive surfing and other aquatic
pastimes, such as rowing and swimming.
In addition to her chiropractic studies and
Palmer-related activities, Molica, a three-time medalist in swimming at the 2010
ChiroGames, also is the head coach of the boys’ and girls’ varsity and junior
varsity swim teams at Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, where she’s also
assistant coach of the girls’ water polo team.
Rhiannon, who hails from
the northern California town of Redding, earned her B.S. (biomedical sciences)
from Southern Oregon Univ., where she also was a member of the women’s
basketball team, prior to commencing with her chiropractic studies in October
Palmer’s West Campus, Rhiannon has been active with several existing clubs and
organizations, including the Sports Council, the Gonstead Club, and The Bartlett
student newspaper. She also started a new club, Fit In 30, which focuses on core
strengthening, muscle confusion, and cardiovascular strength during half-hour
workout sessions for students, faculty and staff.
Like the new West Campus ASG
president, Paul also is a native of Michigan (Saint Joseph). He studied at the
Univ. of Dayton (Ohio) and Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor prior to
initiating his chiropractic studies. Since entering Palmer’s West Campus in July
2009, Paul has been active with several campus clubs, including the Sports
Council and the West Campus student chapter of the American Chiropractic
Jasdeep ventured from Calgary,
Alberta, to pursue her chiropractic studies at Palmer’s Califronia campus. She
earned her B.S. (biological sciences) from the Univ. of Calgary prior to
entering the West Campus program in July 2009. Jasdeep plays on the West Campus
co-ed soccer team, and is a member of the Sports Council, as well as the
Gonstead and Soft Tissue Clubs.
• Social Director:
Cody, a native of Bonney Lake,
Wash., completed his Palmer prerequisites at Central Washington University and
Pierce Community College. He initiated his chiropractic studies in January 2010,
and in addition to serving as ASG class representative, he has also been active
with the Sports Council, the Soft Tissue Club, and the Motion Palpation Club.
Service Director: Kaila Hersh
native of Torrington, Conn., earned her B.S. (public health) from Southern
Connecticut State University prior to initiating her chiropractic studies at
Palmer’s West Campus in January 2010. Inspired to pursue a chiropractic career
by her father, Dr. Daniel Hersh, D.C., Kaila has been active in many West Campus
student activities and organizations, including PSAF, the Soft Tissue Club, and
the Sports Council.
In photo:Newly elected
West Campus Associated Student Government officers include (left to right):
Molica Anderson, vice president; Kaila Hersh, community service director; Megan
Thoma, president; Paul Kaminski, secretary; Jasdeep Sahota, treasurer; Cody
Fowler, social director; and Rhiannon Dickison, athletic director. The new
Council officially takes office effective Summer Quarter term, which begins on