The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, April 17, 1985, Page 3, Image 3

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    Heintz, Johnsen, Lecomte fill vacancies
By Shelley Ball
Of The Print
Students Steve Heintz, Lisa Johnsen and
Ginger Lecomte are the newest members of
Clackamas Community College’s Associated
Student Government (ASG), as they were
recently chosen to fill senator positions vacated
by Rick Brown, Victor Price and Becky Riback.
A committee organized by ASG selected
Heintz to replace Brown as assistant to the
president senator, Johnsen to replace Price as
vice presidential senator and Lecomte to
replace Riback as administrative assistant
Replacements were needed when both Brown
and Price resigned because of time-consuming
new jobs. Riback resigned due to a move to
Heintz, 20, said he decided to become involv­
ed in student government because he wanted to
learn more about what the ASG does for the
College. He explained by participating in ASG-
sponsored activities, such as performing in lip
syncs and volunteering at the dinner theater last
term, he became more interested in student
Since all three senator jobs were opened up at
the same time, Heintz said he applied for the
assistant to the president senator position
because “it had more in the lines of the job
description what I wanted to do.” He added the
job would enable him to work with College
students more than the other two. “I’d rather
work with the students,” he said. One way he
will be able to do this is through handling the
ASG’s suggestion box, one of the job duties for
assistant to the president senator.
This is Heintz’s first year at the College. He
previously attended Mount Hood Community
College and Portland State University, and is
currently majoring in business. At the end of
this year Heintz said he plans to return to
Portland State.
Since he is just learning his job duties, Heintz
said his major goal at this time is “just to learn
more what student government is about.
Before, I never thought about the things (that
ASG does),” Heintz added, explaining that
now he knows there’s a lot of work involved.
Johnsen, vice presidential senator also said
she applied because she was interested in
becoming a part of student government. “I’ve
never been involved in student government
before,” she said.
Currently involved in the College club Inter­
varsity Christian Fellowship, Johnsen said by
joining ASG she hopes to act as a link between
the students and the government by relaying
student ideas to the ASG.
“If the students are there, there’s more of a
reason to join,” she said.
Johnsen, 19, is working for an associate’s
degree at the College. This year is her second
with the College, and she hopes to be able to
study abroad next year.
Like Heintz, she applied for vice presidential
senator because the job description appealed to
her. She said some of her duties include being
involved on a ways and means committree,
spending time in the Student Activities Office
and collecting money from the game room in
the Community Center. (All ASG senators
must serve on committees and spend time in the
Student Activities Office.)
Johnsen said her main concern for now is to
go through the process of learning what is ex-
■ pected of her as vice presidential senator.
Lecomte completes the list of senator
replacements by being selected as ad­
ministrative assistant senator. Lecomte, 39,
decided to return to school after spending time
at home raising her two sons, who are both
teenagers now.“I find that everybody is really
encouraging,” she said in regards to returning
to school. “It’s sort of like a new life,” she ad­
Although she would like to become a social
worker, Lecomte hasn’t declared a major yet
and is taking general studies for her first year at
the College. She has been involved in extra­
curricular activities, such as the College’s
chorale and also helping out with last term’s
dinner theater, both of which interested her so
much she decided to get more involved with the
Lecomte explained when she applied for the
position of administration assistant senator she
mentioned to the selection committee how older
students are typically not represented in student
government, because they make up a small por­
tion of the overall student population. '
Now that she is a senator, Lecomte said she
hopes to encourage other members of the ASG
to take a closer look at what the needs are of
students in their late 20s or 30s.
Job duties for Lecomte include secretarial
work, such as filing, typing and helping to
answer the phones in the Student Activities Of­
fice. She explained such clerical skills will help
by serving as experience for jobs.
As for goals, Lecomte said she hopes to do a
good job, contribute and be a part of the ASG
team’. She said she does not like to think of
herself as just “filling a spot.”
“Learning what my abilities are has been an
important thing for me,” she said, adding, “I
think they (ASG) really accept me.”
Carnival, competitions highlight ‘Zap Week’
By J. Jason
of The Print
Zap Week, an Associated
(ASG)-sponsored event
designed to get students in-
vloved in fun Springtime ac­
tivities on campus, is planned
for the week of April 22-26.
A carnival will be held on
Saturday, April 20 from noon
to 5 p.m. to kick off the
week’s activities.
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and a hula hoop competition.
Other team sports will be stag­
ed, as well as a showing of the
fair weather film “Beach
Blanket Bingo.”A lip sync
competition and barbeque will
be held on Wednesday.
A Mr. Legs contest is set for
Friday. Entrants will wear
shorts and be judged by the
audience, who will only be
Monday’s Zap Week events able to see the competitor’s
include a pie eating contest legs.
The week is full of events
suited to the student and are
devoted to the affliction
known as spring fever. ASG
Activities Director Kay Brant
said calling the celebration
“Fever Week” just did not
catch the imagination of the
students at large, so it was
named Zap instead.
From 9 p.m. to Midnight on-
Friday, a dance is scheduled.
The dance will be hosted and
will feature MTV-type music.
Results of the student body
elections will be announced
during the dance. A prize will
be awarded for the best sum­
mer costume; those who at­
tend should dress accordingly.
Special events are being
planned for the recreation
room on Tuesday and Thurs­
All of the week’s events are
planned for outside in the
courtyard, but they’will be
held in the Community Center
if the vyeather doesn’t
Events for Zap Week were
thought up by Brant and ASG
senators Eric Latinen, Philip
Smith, Denise Fragasso, Mary
Tarbet and Kelly O’Rourke.
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