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West Campus Students Elect New ASG Officers

5/13/2011 (Archived)

ca - west asg officers 2011Spring 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 Thoma
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 classmates).

"I am 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 Anderson
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 Club.

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. 

•Athletic Director: Rhiannon Dickison
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 2009.

Since entering 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. 

• Secretary: Paul Kaminski
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 Association (SACA). 

•Treasurer: Jasdeep Sahota
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 Fowler
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.

• Community Service Director: Kaila Hersh
Kaila, a 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 July 8.