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Apply Today! Winter Intersession ( January 3-26) Spring Semester ( January 30 - May 26) Th is winter Gavilan College is planning to off er the largest Winter Intersession program ever. Students will have choices of many subjects and both online and in-person formats. “We really want to give our students a chance to get ahead, and give them options,” according to Gavilan College President Dr. Kathleen Rose. “Winter Intersession is a great way to add a class without over- loading your schedule.” Winter Intersession courses can be a good alternative for Gavilan College students who want to get a jump on the Spring semester. They are also a great fit for university students, home on break, who want to get a requirement out of the way at the lower community college cost (Gavilan College charges only $46 per unit.) Most of the classes to be offered will be transferrable to University of California and California State University schools. Winter 2017 classes will include: Economics 1 Powerpoint (CSIS/CMUN 129) Windows (CSIS 124) Workplace Skills (BOT/CSIS/GUID/COS 191A) Anthropology 1 History 1 or 2 Political Science 1 Sociology 1A Art 1B Art 6 Th eater 7 Communications 1A Geography 1 Humanities 4 Registration for Winter Intersession and Spring semester will start in late November. Applications can be submitted at any time online at gavilan.edu 56 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN ASGC President Priscilla Ahmed in the student government office with the new sign created by Gavilan art students. Meet ASGC President Priscilla Ahmed L by Jan Janes ast year Priscilla Ahmed accepted the Associated Students of Gavilan College (ASGC) vice president of clubs position after a semester in student government. When the previous president graduated in the fall of 2014, she decided to run for the vacated offi ce. She is now in her second term as leader of the student organization. Responding to student questions during her campaign, Ahmed said, “I let them know I am very student-oriented. I am knowledgeable about the programs and services Gavilan has to offer, and I am determined to share.” ASGC offers members many services, including textbook scholarships, annual scholarships, free admission to Gavilan athletic events, free scantrons and greenbooks and discounts at selected area businesses. A complete description of ASGC is available on their new web page. Ahmed, who graduated in May 2016 with an AA-T degree in Administration of Justice, is starting her third academic year at Gavilan while working on a second degree. “Since getting involved in student government and participating more in campus activities and services, I decided I would love to work at Gavilan!” she said. She is now pursuing an AA-T degree in communications, with plans to transfer to UC Santa Cruz or San José State University. “My career goal is to return to Gavilan as an instructor or an administrator after completing my higher education.” “What motivates me and drives me are my three beautiful children: Kaliyah, 7, Andrea, 5, and Jesse, 3,” said Ahmed. “I love talking to them about how important school is.” And the talk becomes the walk, inspiring her children. “My seven-year-old already talks about how she will go to college some day, just like her mommy.” NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 gmhtoday.com