VP Matthew Rodney, President Patrick Dorsey, Trustee Yasmeen Flores, and Jr. Gutierrez.
Cameron Lyons is not pictured
MEET THE 2013‐2014 STUDENT SENATE PRESIDENT & OFFICERS
“Red and blue are my favorite colors,” said Patrick Dorsey, incoming ASB President. I love that blue is calming and red is energetic. They’re opposites on the color wheel but they come together to make a beautiful purple. That’s a good analogy of my goal as ASB President,” he said.
Dorsey graduated from Redlands East Valley High School in 2009 and immediately began taking classes at CHC. “I wasn’t ready for college though,” he said. He had no educational plan and was still living the life of a high school student. His parents encouraged him to get a job, which he did. He was working at Costco almost full‐time and continued to take classes. “I liked retail and began focusing on a degree in International Business,” he said. “I started thinking about fame and fortune.”
Then Dorsey took Anatomy 101 with Dr. Truong. “I got to hold a cadaver brain,” said Dorsey. “It changed my life.” Dorsey’s experience holding that brain and thinking about what that former person thought and felt was right in his hands made him want to pursue medicine. He’s now passionate about science and his education and wanting to help others. “I’m now a pre‐med student and my goal is to transfer to UCR in two years,” he said.
His sister, who is also his favorite movie companion, attends University of Redlands but feels her college experience is not as rich as Patrick’s. Dorsey has already served on a number of college committees, including the Budget Committee and the SBCCD Bond Oversight Committee. “At first I felt a little intimidated,” he said, “but everyone was so nice and very interested in a student perspective. Plus, I learned Roberts Rules of Order.”
As ASB President, Dorsey wants to re‐ignite the Student Clubs because they are so important in supporting students. He also wants to recruit new members to Student Senate since many of their members graduated last May, and he wants the Senate to support a community project or activity.
Supporting Dorsey as Senate officers are Vice President Matthew Rodney (Norco High School), who is focusing on pre‐med, deaf studies and Spanish. Cameron Lyons (Yucaipa High School) is the Vice President of Academic Affairs and he is a communications major who wants to be a voice for the students. Yasmeen Flores (Redlands High School) is Student Trustee. She is pursuing a political science degree and hopes to become a lawyer. Also new to the Senate but net yet assigned a position is Jr. Gutierrez (Beaumont High School), who is majoring in business administration.