BC SGA earns major awards at state convention

BC SGA earns major awards at state convention

Mon May 11, 2015

Brazosport College’s Student Government Association recently brought home two major awards from the Texas Junior College Student Government Association state convention in Addison, Texas.

Competing against more than 40 community colleges across the state, BC earned the Community Service Project of the Year, while student Jessica Milligan was named Student of the Year.

“The SGA at Brazosport College has shown its commitment to enriching the educational experience that all students receive at BC,” said BC Student Life Coordinator Kelli Forde Spiers. “I am very proud of their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success.”

BC was awarded the Community Service Project of the Year thanks to the SGA’s “Unite to Fight Hunger” event, in which the students created Thanksgiving baskets for BC families and coordinated a food drive to benefit the BC Food Pantry.

As for the Student of the Year accolade, it came as a complete surprise for Milligan, a dual-credit student from Angleton.

I was shocked,” Milligan said. “It was a huge accomplishment for me. I was thankful to be rewarded for my hard work, with all the clubs, my grades, the work with SGA. It’s just really nice to be recognized.”

Brazosport College’s dual-credit program has been a huge assistance for Milligan. By taking dual-credit classes, she is scheduled to receive her Associate of Science degree from BC on Saturday, almost a month before she graduates from Angleton High School.

She is planning to attend University of Texas-San Antonio next year and will major in neurobiology.

“Brazosport College has put me so far ahead of the game in terms of college credits,” Milligan said. 
 “The personal connection with my professors at BC made a world of difference. A class at a big university might have 400 students, while a class at BC might have 25 students. The professors here are able to take the time and provide individual attention.

“I also tell people all the time to take advantage of dual credit,” she added. “You save so much time and money by doing this.”

To learn more about Brazosport College’s Student Government Association, call (979) 230-3233. For information about dual-credit classes, call (979) 230-3000.