Student Government Officers Elizabeth Phiri, Student Government President Elizabeth Phiri is an International student from Malawi, Southeast Africa. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at Walsh College with one semester left to graduate. She is very excited to contribute all her energy and skills to Student Government and Student Life. She loves learning about different cultures and enjoys making new friends. Why do I want to be a part of Student Government? I wanted to be part of a school that embraces international students and gives everybody an equal chance to do something great in this country or their home country. Walsh College has made me feel welcome and has equipped me with great tools that can be used outside of the class rooms. I really love being here and sometimes I almost feel as though I am the spokesperson for Walsh College, especially when I am talking to new people. I am very blessed to be part of this great team. Rosen Nikolov, Student Government Vice President Rosen Nikolov is an experienced professional with a background in Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management. Rosen is interested in change management, talent development, team organization, processes development and implementation in retail, manufacturing and the supply chain industry. He received his Bachelors of Administration, majoring in co-operative management and trade from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria in 2000. Currently, Rosen is pursuing his MBA degree with a specialization in Strategic Leadership at Walsh College. Over the last nine years, Rosen has worked for two of the largest international retail chains. He has managed teams that have ranged from ten to more than 150 people. Rosen has also worked to establish two international projects in Tirana, Albania and Skopje, Macedonia. Rosen is proud of his ability to recognize and develop talents. Currently, more than fifteen of his previous teams are holding senior level, managerial positions. Aside from his professional work, Rosen enjoys spending time traveling and experiencing different cultures. Why do I want to be a part of Student Government? Your opinion, and my opinion count. I believe in a balance. There is a balance in nature and there must be a balance in every system. For example, in a scholastic system there is a college authority, a faculty body, and there must be a student body presence as well. I consider the Student Government as a representation of the students, along with acting as a voice for all Walsh Students. Apart from my daily study processes, I as a student can have an opinion about current and future missions and prospects for Walsh College. If I have an idea or suggestion I would like to have a chance to share that idea, and most importantly have it be heard. The Student Government is the filter, the evaluator and the idea provider for not only our students, but for our college. Julie Denha, Student Government Secretary Julie Denha is pursuing a Masters of Accountancy degree at Walsh College. Julie is a member of the Accounting and Taxation Student Organization. Julie’s professional background includes sales, customer service and management. In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time with family and volunteering in various community activities. Why do I want to be a part of Student Government? As a student at Walsh, I recognize the need for all students to enjoy their academic and overall college experience. It is important that students have access to organizations, clubs and networking events that will strengthen their professional skills. I believe that student organizations are the key to building a great college experience. Whether it is a traditional student or a working professional, the college experience should be universal. As a member of Student Government, I hope to be the voice of Walsh students and to enhance the college experience while making some new friends along the way. Arian Thermija, Student Government Treasurer. Arian Thermija is a first year student at Walsh College, who is studying to get his BBA, majoring in Finance. He received his ABA from Oakland Community College with honors in July 2013. At Walsh he was awarded the Community College Excellence Award Scholarship that requires him to maintain a 3.5 GPA while at Walsh. Currently, he is involved with the Investment Club and is an active member of the team who will manage $100,000 of live money. Aside from school, Arian likes to play sports, spend time with family and friends, and to also read. Why do I want to be a part of Student Government? I want to be involved in the Student Government because I think I can be a bridge between the students and the administration. I think that there are many activities and opportunities that many students at Walsh do not know of. I think that once I start to work with other team members we can put some activities in motion that will help to better the college experience for all Walsh students. On the other hand, I think that being a part of the Student Government will help me gain more experience in managing, organizing, leadership, and marketing that will be useful towards my future. The best part of this relationship is that I really enjoy and value my education at Walsh, and I want to help others feel the same way. Thank you for the opportunity.