Student Government Association wins awards at state convention

SGA Delegates

SGA DelegatesCongratulations to a very successful Texarkana College Student Government Association Delegation at the 2016 State Convention. TC was elected State Treasurer for the coming year with Mr. Billy Brown representing. TC also was elected Region III Secretary school with Mrs. Ashley King representing.

TC SGA advisor Doug Saffel won 3rd place as State Advisor of the Year and was elected VP of the TJCSGA Advisor’s Association. TC SGA also won 3rd place for SGA Video of the Year.

Over 700 students and 200 advisors from community colleges all across the state attended the conference that was held April 7-10 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas. The Texas Junior College Student Government Association is the only student maintained organization in the state that works to promote the cause of community college students at the local, regional, state and national level. Composed of over 72 member colleges across the state, the member colleges are divided into six regional districts drawn at the county level. Texas Junior College Student Government Association was chartered in 1970, when the then Texas Junior College Student Council voted in convention to change their name to the current TJCSGA.  Since 2005, TJCSGA has hosted a bi-annual Community College Day in February when the Texas Legislature is in session. The organization also hosts a State Convention every spring. 

The State Convention for 2016 was held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas April 7-10. Students and advisors attended workshops, held assemblies at both the region and state levels, competed in 13 events, engaged in community college student activism, joined various entertainment sessions, and worked in other activities involving civic leadership. 

For more information about the Student Government Association at Texarkana College, please contact Doug Saffel by email at doug.saffel@texarkanacollege.edu or by calling 903-823-3228.  You may also find information about SGA by visiting the TC website at https://www.texarkanacollege.edu/campus-life/student-government-association/ .