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Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

For President

  • Cheyenne Bailey

    Cheyenne Bailey

    Hello, I'm Cheyenne, a dedicated Environmental and Natural Resources major entering my final year at GHC. Currently I am the president of the Equality Alliance Club, where I've championed inclusivity and diversity on campus. I aspire to represent my peers by amplifying student voices because as a Slytherin my house’s traits are ambition, cunning, leadership, and resourcefulness. Beyond my immediate role, my long-term aspiration is to become a professor, furthering my dedication to education and advocacy. I'm eager to channel this energy into advocating for your needs and fostering a vibrant and inclusive campus community. If I was elected as your SGA president, I would ensure your voice is heard in the halls of power. Although I am tiny, 5’2 not 4’11, you know who you are, my voice is mighty. I pride myself on being an approachable person and being available to my peers on campus. Through the connections I have built, with administration and my peers, I will utilize these relationships to best serve you and assist you to your goals. Throughout my time here, I've cherished the experiences that have shaped me and now seek to ensure every student has the opportunity for those same transformative moments. As your friendly neighborhood library assistant, specifically on Cartersville campus, and a Student Ambassador, I've honed my communication skills and passion for promoting positive change. Together, let's make GHC an even better place to learn and grow.

  • Sharlotte Baine

    Sharlotte Baine

    My name is Sharlotte Baine and I am running for SGA President. I am currently the Vice President of SGA. I am also President of the Psychology Club, Member of Rotaract, Vice President of Women of GHC. As well as a student ambassador. I am active on and off campus by going to different school events. I am currently working on my bachelor's in criminal justice. I would like to be a Victim's Advocate. I am a mother to 2 sons. If I become president, I would listen to students about what they would like to see on campus. I will support students’ mental health and help them get the resources they may need. I would love to hear from students about what they would like to see more of on campus to increase engagement! How can we make students happy about events and more eager to join the events. It would be my honor to represent my fellow classmates.

  • Raiziya C. Collins

    Raiziya C. Collins

    One of my favorite Bible verses is, Hebrews 13:16: "And do not forget to do good and share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." My name is Raiziya C. Collins and this is my second year attending Georgia Highlands College, majoring in Dental Hygiene. I am twenty years old and I was born and raised in the state of Mississippi. I am the oldest of three sisters and ten grandchildren. I would love to be SGA President because I believe in helping and encouraging others. One of my favorite quotes in life is, "Treat others the way you would want to be treated!" A.k.a "The Golden Rule." I love the idea of being able to set a positive tone for the student body and knowing that I have helped in some sort would make me so happy.

    If you vote for me, I promise to perform faithfully in helping student achieve goals, making sure voices are heard, making the environment safe for Georgia Highlands Students and being a safe place for students to express themselves. I promise to support, stand-up and take leadership in making sure that the students at Georgia Highlands College are safe, mentally healthy and happy.

  • Martin Orjuela

    Martin Orjuela

    Hello, My name is Martin Orjuela and I am running for Student president. I have been a student here at Georgia Highlands for a year and a couple months inspiring to work in the federal government one day. I see we have great potential to make this school even better than it already is and I have come up with a plan to do just that, but before then, it is important that I tell you a little about myself, to give you an idea of who you will be voting for. I was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida but have lived in Georgia practically all my life, I have traveled the country and seen many different lifestyles, cultures, and perspectives, all of which has taught me to be a better person. Some of my hobbies include playing chess, I like reading, and playing video games. I try to have an active lifestyle so when I am not playing chess, video games or reading, I'm outside running, going to the gym, rock climbing, and playing paintball on the weekends.

    I am currently the president of the chess club here in Georgia Highlands, a member of the B2B (Brother 2 Brother) , and a member of the NSLS (The National Society of Leadership and Success) On a more personal level I have always been open minded, I have understood that the perspectives some people may have will be different from mine, but because of that I believe that every person can offer different insights and ideas that I would not have thought of because they have a different perspective. With that in mind, I will tell you about my plan.

    I have produced a way for every student here in Georgia highlands to have their voices heard. Some of you may have seen issues in our campuses that have not been addressed yet and some of you may have ideas that can improve the student life. I would like to give you the opportunity to express those ideas or concerns to the student government. This idea of mine will create a direct line of communication between the student body and the student government; communication is important and without it, change can never happen, so I will personally make sure to read the submissions you send. This idea will also be another way for students to engage in our school and impact it in ways that can be significant. I also want to make sure that the students who contribute to resolving the issues addressed, or the ideas that benefit the student’s lives will be recognized for their contributions, understandably, some students may want to express their minds but wish to be anonymous and I understand that completely, so I made sure to have both options open. The possibility to having my idea come to life can only happen with your support, thank you for time and thank you for your support.

  • Josie Tolsma Steele

    Josie Tolsma Steele

    My name is Josie Tolsma and I am a first year communications major here at Georgia Highlands College. I’m an editor for our school’s magazine “The Old Red Kimono,” a member of the Chargers Volleyball Team, and with your help, your soon-to-be SGA President! As a student here, I care a lot about what my school is doing to support me, and I know you do as well. As SGA President, I would love to use my position to increase student involvement around campus, promote student well-being, and build an even better name for Georgia Highlands. If you have pride for our school, and want a more supportive, lively campus, vote for Josie Tolsma for SGA President.

  • Lauren Thomas

    Lauren Thomas

    Hi! My name is Taylor Thomas and I am a Criminal Justice major here at Georgia Highlands! I am graduating with my Associates in May and in August, I begin the Bachelor’s program! After undergrad, I am heading for Georgia State College of Law to pursue my Juris Doctor (J.D.). I am running for SGA President because I want to get us students involved more on campus and give the students more power. What I plan to do as President is entirely up to you. Part of my campaign will be attempting to speak with most, if not all, of the student body to understand what would benefit us students as a whole. Whether it be reactivation of clubs, activating new ones, creating more events for students, or adding more activities for students to keep them coming to campus and boost student engagement. If elected, I intend to take the student body’s suggestions directly to the table for consideration. I want all of Georgia Highlands’s students to have a say in their campus life and as President, I would ensure your voices are heard.