Nathrani leads NMC’s new batch of student officers

Results are in for the new student leaders at the Northern Marianas College, with Riya Nathrani voted as president of the Associated Students of NMC with 168 votes.

Salvi Villanueva was voted as vice president with 69 votes. His brother, Andrew, became secretary with 94 votes, and Roman Tudela was voted as treasure for ASNMC with 105 votes.

Officers for the Associated Students of the Northern Marianas College were elected recently. In the back row from left is president Riya Nathrani, vice president Salvi Villanueva, secretary Andrew Villanueva, treasurer Roman Tudela; in the front row from left are senators Keisuke Yoshida, Guadalupe Camacho, and Adrian Pangelinan. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Officers for the Associated Students of the Northern Marianas College were elected recently. In the back row from left is president Riya Nathrani, vice president Salvi Villanueva, secretary Andrew Villanueva, treasurer Roman Tudela; in the front row from left are senators Keisuke Yoshida, Guadalupe Camacho, and Adrian Pangelinan. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

For ASNMC’s three senator positions, Keisuke Yoshida was voted in with 133 votes, Adrian Pangelinan with 109 votes, and Guadalupe Camacho with 91 votes.

“Please know that it will be an honor for me to work with you. …I know you will all do a terrific job in representing the best interests of our students,” NMC president Dr. Sharon Hart said in a statement addressing the new officers.

According to Leo Pangelinan, dean of Student Services, an induction ceremony will be held pending a date and time worked out between the new officers and the college’s Office of Student Activities.

The election for the new officers of the Associated Students of NMC was held on Sept. 23 and 24 between 9am to 6am at the college’s student center.

Nathrani was the only nomination for president, with some of the eight candidates running for more than one position.

She told Saipan Tribune earlier that the type of activities she plans to hold as president include student discussion forums for issues the college may be facing, as well as sport activities and entertaining events that will help students relax and cope.

“Students need to be more involved with activities on campus because these activities play an integral role in gaining and improving lifelong skills,” she said.

Dennis B. Chan | Reporter
Dennis Chan covers education, environment, utilities, and air and seaport issues in the CNMI. He graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Guam. Contact him at dennis_chan@saipantribune.com.

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