West campus elects new Associated Student Government officers

West campus elects new Associated Student Government officers

Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West campus in San Jose, Calif., recently conducted elections to select the Associated Student Government (ASG) officers who will serve for the 2018-2019 term.

The new ASG executive council taking office effective Summer Quarter ’18 (which begins in July) will include:

  • President: Nick Westfall (Camden, Mich.)
  • Vice President: Felisha Truong (Vancouver, B.C., Canada)
  • Secretary: Cheyenne McCarthy (Fallbrook, Calif.)
  • Treasurer: Vivie Bojilov (Vancouver, B.C., Canada)
  • Athletic Director: Nathan Clark (Libertyville, Ill.)
  • Social Director: Monica Vetter (Parkland, Fla.)
  • Community Service Director: Maggie Juarez (Toronto, Ont., Canada)

“I look forward to another year of ASG service,” said Westfall, who earned his B.S. (interdisciplinary health services) from Western Michigan University in 2015, and received his Associate of Applied Science (medical assisting) from Baker College in 2011.

New Palmer West Associated Student Government (ASG) officers (from left): Vivie Bojilov, treasurer; Monica Vetter, social director; Maggie Juarez, community service director; Nick Westfall, president; Felisha Truong, vice president; Cheyenne McCarthy, secretary; and Nathan Clark, athletic director.

Since entering the Palmer West program with the Fall ’16 class, Westfall has: served as social director for the 2017-2018 ASG executive council, as well as treasurer for the West campus Student ACA chapter (SACA); has helped carry The Palmer Spine at the past two Silicon Valley Turkey Trot events; and also serves as a member of the Campus Guides.

“I hope to make a great impact on the student community by continuing to foster the welcoming atmosphere, and by creating more opportunities to share their opinions/concerns, and to make a positive change within the student body,” added the new West Campus ASG president.

About the other new Palmer West ASG officers:

Vice President: Felisha Truong (7th Quarter)   

Truong, a native of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, earned her B.Sc. (medical biochemistry) from the University of British Columba. She served as community services director on the 2017-2018 ASG executive council; is president of the Research Club; and assists fellow students as a peer-tutor. As community services director, Truong introduced the “Quarterly Cause” program, which has raised more than $1,400 for local charities, and also included toy and clothing donation-drives for low-income families. She was a platform-presenter at the 2018 Association of Chiropractic Colleges-Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC) – which is a rare honor for students.

Secretary: Cheyenne McCarthy (2nd Quarter) 

McCarthy, a native of Fallbrook, Calif., earned her bachelor’s degree (anthropology) from the University of San Diego, and her master’s (osteoarchaeology) from the University of Sheffield. She has served as ASG class-representative, and is president of the West campus student-chapter of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP).

Treasurer: Vivie Bojilov (7th Quarter) 

Bojilov, a native of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, earned his Bachelor of Kinesiology (B.Kin.) at the University of British Columbia, where he played on the UBC football team. In addition to serving as a Palmer West ASG officer, Bojilov also is a member of the Campus Guides, and vice-president of the Research Club. He also is working toward his diplomate in chiropractic neurology.

Athletic Director: Nathan Clark (7th Quarter)     

Clark, a native of Libertyville, Ill., earned his B.S. (kinesiology) at Eastern Illinois University. In addition to ASG, Clark also serves as an officer for the Palmer West Sports Council, coordinated the 2018 Homecoming golf tournament, and has played in various sporting events, including the Chiropracturkey Bowl, and the Bay Area Classic basketball game against Life West.

Social Director: Monica Vetter (7th Quarter) 

Vetter, a native of Parkland, Fla., earned her B.S. (exercise science) from Florida State University in 2016. She’s been involved in a variety of events at Palmer West, including Homecoming, Women’s Forum, Spizz Night, and Sports Council.

Community Service Director: Maggie Juarez (6th Quarter)     

Juarez, a native of Toronto, Ont., Canada, earned her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology (HBKIN) from Brock University. She earned her postgraduate certificate in advanced athletic therapy from Mount Royal University. Juarez served as secretary on the 2018-2019 ASG council. She is a Campus Guide, and co-president of the Soft Tissue Club.