Students Gear Up for Obama Inauguration
Rocklin--With only six days remaining before departing for Washington DC and the rare opportunity to attend the United States Presidential Inauguration, nine very excited Sierra College students make their final preparations for their trip. They leave Thursday, January 17 and will return Wednesday, January 23.
These students, who come from diverse backgrounds, have all distinguished themselves as politically active, conscientious citizens who understand that one day in the not so distant future; their generation will be the leaders of our country. These students may one day hold office as our local government leaders, senators, congressmen, or even president!
Below are the names of the students with their club affiliations, who will be taking this trip, accompanied by Political Science Professor, Dr. Winsome Jackson:
- Greg Harnage, President of Political Science Club, member of FMLA (Feminist majority Leadership Alliance)
- Andrew Rohrer, Vice-President of Political Science Club, member of FMLA, member of Rainbow Alliance, Student Senator
- Ursula Kajani, Secretary of Political Science Club
- Kristina Flores, Public Relations of Political Science Club, member of FMLA
- Marisa Magallanes, member of Political Science Club, member of FMLA, VP of ISEED, Student Senator
- Meagan Torres, Student Senator
- Alyssa Hurst, member of Political Science Club, VP of Literature Club
- Sydney Rothman, member of Political Science Club, Campus Liaison for Student Senate
- Michelle Magana, member of Political Science Club
The students, who planned and fundraised for this trip themselves, have worked closely with Representative, Tom McClintock's office to help coordinate tours as well as secure their tickets to the Inauguration. Accompanied by their faculty adviser, they will attend the Inauguration, the Inaugural Parade, tour museums, memorials, government facilities, and meet with several California Senators and Representatives staff members from the offices of, including Senator Feinstein, Senator Boxer and Representative McClintock. Some of the highlights will include:
Tours of the National Education Association, Kennedy Center, US Capitol, Supreme Court, National Archives, Library of Congress, and Arlington National Cemetery, Washington Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and MLK Memorial.
The cost per student for the trip is estimated at $1,000. To date, the club has collected $3,500 in donations through the Associated Students of Sierra College, the Sierra College Faculty Association and private donations from individual faculty and staff members of the college. The students paid their own plane fare and the remaining balance of the expenses out of pocket. Greg Harnage, President of the Political Science Club, states that donations to help defray expenses would still be greatly appreciated, and are tax deductible.
Donations can be sent to:
Campus Life Office
Attention: Political Science Club
5000 Rocklin Road, CA 95677.
For more information: Greg Harnage: email@example.com or call: cell: 916-580-5445
Print This Article
Placer County News HeadlinesBig DoG Countdown: What Would Jesus Do Inc.Big DoG Countdown: Learn about how What Would Jesus Do Inc. impacts your community.
Shooting in Rocklin on Abilene Circle Injures OneRocklin, CA - On 4-18-14 at 11:47 PM, Rocklin Officers responded to the 1600 block of Abilene Circle on a report of a possible shooting
Big DoG Countdown: PRIDE IndustriesBig DoG Countdown: Learn about how PRIDE Industries impacts your community.
Roseville Shooting Leads to Arrest of Sacramento TrioAt 7:45 p.m. April 16, officers responded to a report of shots fired from a car toward another car in the area of Pleasant Grove Boulevard and Fairway Drive.
Roseville Crime Report Digest (4-17-14)The Roseville Police Department's Crime Report Digest for April 17, 2014.
John and Marilyn Redding Recipients of 2014 Public Safety Leadership Award John and Marilyn Redding were this year's recipients of the Public Safety Leadership Award, which was presented to the Rocklin couple at the third annual Victim's Rights Breakfast.
Your Aging Genes and Risk of DementiaUC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center Director Charles DeCarli will discuss "Your aging genes: What you need to know about your risk for dementia" during the Community Discovery Lecture Series on Thursday, May 8
America's ClayFest II in RosevilleThe Art League of Lincoln in conjunction with Blue Line Arts will be holding the second annual art show and competition at the beautiful Blue Line Arts in Roseville, CA
Placer Pops Chorale Spring Concert SeriesTickets are still available for the popular Placer Pops Chorale Spring Concert Series, directed by Lorin Miller, but hurry - they're going fast!
Chocolate Fest in Paradise May 10thExperience a chocolate paradise on the Paradise/Magalia ridge nestled among tall green pines in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and overlooking the Sacramento Valley
Big DoG Countdown: Soldiers ProjectBig DoG Countdown: Learn how Soldiers Project impacts your community.
Big DoG Countdown: KidsFirstBig DoG Countdown: Learn about how KidsFirst impacts your community.