Student Government Association President
The name’s Ivan Guerrero and I am proud to be your new SGA President. My goals in office are to provide a welcoming environment for students foreign and familiar, communicate the will of the students to the administration, establish a mascot with student input, and launch Edison State College (ESC) as more than just a college but a memorable experience.
While I was born here in Fort Myers, Florida I was raised in Brownsville, Texas and am Mexican. I graduated in 2005 from Rivera High School but didn’t follow the traditional college transition after high school. However, a yearning grew inside me to pursue something much more meaningful, and with the support of my family I applied at ESC and was accepted. In the spring of 2010 I began college and immersed myself in the extracurricular aspect of clubs where I found my passion. I joined many clubs including the Creative Writing Club, AASA, LASA, Rotaract, SGA and CAB. These clubs helped spur my enthusiasm and, with the aid of Professor Cynthia Enslen, to create a new club called Talking and Listening Klub (T.A.L.K.) and lead them to great heights. This leadership role has helped cultivate a strong sense of direction and motivation for me. While I’ve finished my Associates Degree here at ESC in the spring of 2012, my journey continues as I undertake a Bachelor’s in Supervision and Management. I’ll be the voice of, you, the student body and keep your best interests in mind while serving as President of SGA. My door is open to all, so visit me and introduce yourselves.
It’s a pleasure to introduce myself my name is Leticia Gil. I have the honor to serve and represent Edison State College as your 2013-2014 Executive Vice President for Student Government Association.
I was born in Mexico and moved to the U.S when I was young to attain a better future. With my family’s encouragement, I was able to graduate from Fort Pierce Westwood High School in 2005. Soon after high school, I began attending Indian River State College. However, I embarked on a new journey in 2010 moving to Fort Myers, FL. I began attending Edison State College (ESC) and soon found myself wanting to immerse myself in extracurricular activities. I became a member of the Latin American Student Association (L.A.S.A) as well as the Talking and Listening Klub (T.A.L.K). By staying focused and dedicated to my schooling I’ve had the honor to graduate with an Associate in Arts degree. Today, I’m continuing my education and pursuing my Bachelors degree in Supervision and Management. My future aspiration is to enroll in the Arts Institute and obtain a degree in Interior Design.
I look forward to working with the new Student Government Association Council. My goals in office are to encourage student leadership, inspire students to become more involved with on-campus activities while vowing to provide new and exciting events on campus.
I urge you to enrich your college experience by joining a club, participating in an intramural sport or becoming an active volunteer. Remember opportunities are everywhere! Please feel free to stop by the S.G.A office with questions or concerns, I’ll be glad to help!
Student Government Legislative Vice President
Hello! My name is Juan Antonio Saldivar and I have the honor to serve as the 2013-2014 Legislative Vice-President for Edison State College Lee Campus Student Government Association. I also serve on the CWSGA (College-Wide Student Government Association) Council as the representative for Lee campus. My goal for this year is to get more students involved in with extracurricular activities and keep the student body informed about any legislative issues that will affect the campus. I was born on June 23, 1992 in Beaufort, South Carolina. My background is Mexican-American but I was raised in Fort Myers, Florida. My parents are Felipe Saldivar and Sendi Mendez. I am the second oldest out of six children. I graduated from South Fort Myers High School as class of 2011. I am currently attending Edison State College where I am majoring in the EMS- Paramedic program. I started Edison in the summer of 2011 with the Project H.O.P.E. (Help One Person Excel) Scholarship. I was also the recipient of the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for the year 2013. My future goals are to graduate from Edison with my associates in science in EMS and then hopefully get a job with a local EMS crew. My goals don’t end there after I graduate I would still like to further my education I would like to get my B.S. in Public Safety and later receive my Masters at USF (University of South Florida). I have been involved In SGA as senator since of fall 2011 to spring 2013. I was awarded the “Most Involved Senator” for two consecutive years. I have also been a member of C.A.B. (Campus Activities Board) in fall of 2011-Present, L.A.S.A (Latin American Student Association), and have obtained a job in the office of Student Life as a student assistant. I look forward to have an astonishing year beside my E-board colleagues helping the student body of Edison State College Lee Campus.
My name is Samantha Martinez and I am proud to be your Chief Justice for this upcoming school year. This will be my second year at Edison State College and as a proud H.O.P.E Scholar. My background is Mexican, but I was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida. I graduated from Estero High School in 2012. My major is nursing, preferably a Bachelor’s degree in nursing then work towards my Doctorate degree in nursing and hopefully one day teach nursing. During my first year in college I was a senator for Student Government, I was also involved in the Campus Activities Board (C.A.B). Now that I am a part of the Student Government Council my goals are to get more students involved on campus and to make students feel more comfortable within our Edison Community. I am always willing to lend a helping hand so if you see me around campuses do not be scared to come and ask! I look forward to seeing your shining faces around campus and hopefully our SGA meetings.
My name is Juan Idarraga. I’m a freshman here at Edison Sate College (ESC). So far so good, making history as the first in my family to seek an education after high school. I’m the eldest of four, meaning I have to set higher standards in order to be an exemplary role model to my siblings. I graduated from Lorenzo Walker Technical High School, but played football at Golden Gate High. It was a blessing for me to not only receive a high school diploma but also a technical degree in Dental Assisting. I volunteered for Dental Outreach of Collier County. (D.O.C) This organization is a non-profit, and we treated people from Saint Matthews House. They do a lot to get them back on there feet and get them to be a productive citizen. We give them a sense of confidence, so they can face the world and their future employers with an optimistic smile. I volunteered for this organization my junior, and senior year of high school. This journey had a positive impacted on the patients, as well as myself. I’m continually developing strong characteristics to distinguish myself. I’m currently enrolled at ESC to obtain an Associate in Arts degree. ESC has given me numerous opportunities to enhance my learning and take on new leadership roles. Being my first year in college, I’m taking each day as a learning experience. The mantra that I live by is when you’re asked to build a wall, one should not enter the mindset of building the biggest, longest, or tallest wall ever. You start with laying the first brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid, doing this every single day will bring forth this wall (Will Smith). With my sense of discipline and consistency I plan to continue my education. My future goal is to pursue a Bachelors degree in Biology at the University of Miami.