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The La Plata Student Association serves by representing student opinion, addressing campus needs through targeted programming and the maintenance of tradition, and providing opportunities for leadership development in order to enrich the quality of student life. Its dedicated staff and elected officers have the obligation to carry out projects promoting student activity.
The 2013-2014 La Plata Student Association President is Deveraux Smith. His major is Social Science with an expected graduation date of May 2014. After he obtains his associates degree he plans to transfer Catholic University or American University to further his education.
Deveraux is an active member in the following organizations: La Plata Student Activities Committee, Black Student Union, and the community service chairman National Society of Leadership and Success. This is Deveraux's first term as president. He also an active member for the La Plata Phi Theta Kappa chapter during the 2013-14 school year. Deveraux believes his contribution as a student leader is "to enlighten peers to the fact that their success is based on their service to their community."
Fun facts about Deveraux; he was born in Washington DC, he's 18 years old, enjoys teaching a youth ministry at his church and training for Mixed Martial Arts when he has free time, and he graduated from North Point High School.
The 2013-2014 La Plata Student Association Vice President is Zakiy Powell. His major is Pre- Nursing, but he is also considering a degree in Biochemistry. When he graduates, he plans to transfer to Salisbury University to pursue either a degree in Nursing or biochemistry. Zakiy’s ultimate goal is to become a physician of some sort; and to own a store for his favorite fast food franchise Popeyes.
Zakiy is an active member of La Plata Student Activities Committee, and was an active member of the former organization known as the College Leaders of Southern Maryland. Zakiy is also a pending member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS).
Fun Facts about Zakiy; he was born in Washington DC but spent most of his life in New Jersey. Zakiy is also a volunteer at the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department, Station 12, EMS Division currently as an aide, but he starts his E.M.T. training course on August 26, 2013.
The 2013-2014 La Plata Student Association Treasurer is Christopher Allahiari. His major is Cyber Security, General Studies, and Information System Security. He is currently a student at both CSM and UMUC working on two separate degree’s. After graduating he plans go on to a private sector job in the government or pursue the Navy as an Officer.
In addition to SA, Christopher is the President of the Gamers United for the 2013-2014 school year, and remains active in the organization. He is currently going through the membership process for the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Fun facts about Chris: he was born Waldorf, MD and has lived there his entire life, he loves testing his limitations with technology, and is always willing to throw out a helping hand to anyone.
The 2013-2014 La Plata Student Association Secretary is Bianca Morris. She is studying to become a Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA). She is expected to finish her program Spring 2014.
This is Bianca's third term in the La Plata Student Association and Student Activities Committee. As a student leader, Bianca believes her contribution as a representative gives her the opportunity to enforce the needs of the student body and enhance the student activities on campus.
Fun facts about Bianca; she was born in Maryland, she's 23 years old, loves the elderly and she graduated from McDonough High School.
The 2013-2014 La Plata Student Association Representative is Brayden Dyer. His major is Exercise and Science. His expected graduation date is July 2014. After graduation he is interested in pursuing a career of being a personal trainer.
Brayden is a current member of the La Plata Student Activities Committee and Black Student Union. As a student leader, Brayden believes his contribution as a representative gives him the opportunity to enforce the needs of the student body and enhance the student activities on campus.
Fun facts about Brayden; he was born in La Plata, MD, he is 21 years old, he enjoys working out , going to the movies, coaching little kids, and he graduated from La Plata High School.
The 2013-2014 La Plata Student Association Representation is Stephen Hale.
The 2013-2014 La Plata Student Association Representative is Quenisha Russell. Her major is Social Science and she will receive an associate’s degree in general studies spring 2014. She is expected to transfer by fall 2015 to University Maryland University College to complete her bachelor’s degree in Social Science. After graduating she plans to pursue a master’s degree in Social Science and begin working as a social worker.
In addition to SA, Quenisha Russell also participates as an active Student Activity Committee member and a recent inductee of the Sigma Alpha Pi Chapter for National Honors Society of Leadership and Success. She strongly believes that helping the community can better shape our youth for a brighter future. She enjoys volunteering her time on campus giving tours, helping out at events, and even doing community service projects.
Fun facts about Quenisha; she was born in Raleigh, NC, she’s 21 years old, she enjoys music, yoga, social events, and she graduated from North Point High School.