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Officers wanted for Sociology Club

The Sociology Club’s president and event coordinator are graduating this semester, and there will be an officer election in December. The club discussed these topics at its monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The club also talked about graduation, as well as past and upcoming events. There were 10 students present.

President Emmber Garcia and vice president Anthony Garza led the meeting.

“The elections will be at our next meeting,” Garza said. “If you have an intent to run, start gathering your sociology friends, tell them to show up to that meeting so you can get that vote in.”

The five officer positions are president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and event coordinator.

Sociology majors and minors, and students with an interest in sociology are welcome to attend the meetings. The Sociology Club’s next meeting is at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 in Suite 419 of the Central Academic Building.

The club recognized the three students attending the meeting who are graduating this semester, and each received a round of applause.

Sociology majors and minors are invited to attend the annual sociology graduation ceremony presented by the sociology department. The Sociology Club will help run the event, Garza said. Non-graduating volunteers can sign up and help with the event. The event is 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 18 in the Vista Room on the fourth floor of the CAB.

There is a five-hour requirement of community service each semester to maintain active member status. The hourly requirement for the graduating semester is eight hours. Active graduating members get to wear the Sociology Club stole for their graduation ceremony.

Off-campus volunteer hours are eligible to meet the requirement. Members can speak to an officer of the club and they will assist in logging those hours, Garcia said.

The club sponsors multiple events every semester. The events held so far include panel discussions and workshops for students. The events sponsored are educational and informative.

An event sponsored was the LGBTQ panel in October. “It was actually, as told by one of the panelists, the first LGBTQ panel held on campus at Texas A&M University-San Antonio,” Garcia said.

The department held a graduate school workshop earlier this year, and another will be held before the end of the fall semester.

The Sociology Club sponsors the event with the help of Marissa Cisneros, graduate research assistant and adjunct at A&M-SA.

“She gives tips, tricks and pointers on how to get in and what to do when you are in,” Garza said. It is for students of all majors with questions or interest in attending graduate school.

Any student that is considering or has questions about graduate school is encouraged to attend.

“I learned so many things that I wish I knew two semesters ago at that workshop,” Dawn Collins said, club secretary and a sociology senior.

No date has been announced yet, but it will be finalized soon. The date will be emailed to all members of the Sociology Club. The date will also be available in JagSync.

Students can join the Sociology Club or RSVP for meetings on JagSync. Membership is not required to attend.

About the Author

Shane Alan Boone
Shane Alan Boone
Shane Alan Boone is a junior communication major at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. He is a contributing writer for The Mesquite. He works full time at a financial institution as a quality analyst. He has worked in the financial services industry for more than 15 years. He plans to write full-time someday. His early years were spent on a farm. His family started Promised Land Dairy in Floresville.

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