Amarillo College SGA to Host Welcome Week Activities – The Amarillo Pioneer


The Student Government Association (SGA) is gearing up for another fun semester at Amarillo College and will kick things off with a slate of Welcome Week activities that will coincide with the start of spring classes on January 18.

SGA-sponsored Welcome Week events take place on the Washington Street campus and are free and open to all AC students. Additionally, a Family Block Party is designed to give students who are parents a chance to involve their youngsters in the back-to-school festivities as well.

“We want students to know there’s a lot more to college than just going to class,” said Carmen Nava, president of the SGA. “We want to create opportunities and an atmosphere that encourages everyone to develop relationships, get involved and grow in ways that lead to success in life.

“Welcome Week is our way of setting a welcoming tone for the semester, and this year we plan to offer more activities to engage our student-parents, events they can bring their children to, where little ones can bond with each other and the College.

Washington Street Campus Welcome Week events include:

18 Jan: delivery of the Welcome Back Boxes, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Tour de l’Horloge
Jan. 18: Campus-wide laser tag, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clock Tower
January 19: DIY Jellyfish Air Plants (make your own), 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Clock Tower
January 19: Block Party for all ages (pizza and fun with Legos) from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Byrd building, second floor lobby
January 20: Badger Connect Club Fair for networking, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Clock Tower
January 20: Free Money Gameshow – test your knowledge / win money, 6-7 p.m., College Union Building (CUB), Oak Room

Nava says the SGA has a slew of activities planned beyond the first week of the semester, not just events for AC students, but service projects to be led by SGA members.

January 24-28, for example, is SGA Service Week, and members will coordinate the collection of hygiene items and food they plan to deliver to Whittier Elementary School. While there, they will also help students make posters and write notes of appreciation to members of the armed forces.

In March, SGA will be delivering meals to students at AC’s East and West campuses, as they cannot always take advantage of the events held primarily on Washington Street.

SGA’s spring event schedule is still changing and there will be something going on virtually every week of the semester. Among the events to watch are Jeopardy @ Night on February 16; Let’s talk about sex on February 17; Movie night on March 31; and the Easter egg hunt on April 14. Shortly thereafter, on a date yet to be determined, SGA will once again present its midday spring festival, Badgerama, with live music and a free lunch for students at the clock tower.

Anyone interested in learning more about SGA membership or activities can call 371-5259 or simply stop by the Student Life offices in the Byrd Building, Room 413. Weekly meetings are held at noon each Wednesday, and all AC students are invited to attend and find more.

-Amarillo College


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