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The mission of the Student Life Activities & Planning (SLAP) Board at RVCC is to provide diverse, co-curricular, meaningful, educational, social, cultural-based and fun programs and activities that enrich the student experience.
Andy Owusu Sekyere, President
Justin Fanders, Interim Executive Vice President
Major: Liberal Arts
Alaysha M. Walker, Advisor
Hello Golden Lions!
My name is Alaysha Walker and I am the Assistant Director of Student Life and the advisor for the Student Life Activities and Planning Board, a student led campus-wide events planning organization. I am a NJ native born and raised in Newark; however, I currently reside in Middlesex County with my son David and my two cats Sasha and Tiger.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Masters of Arts in Higher Education Administration. My future educational goal would be to pursue a doctorates degree in Educational Policy, Law & Administration. I also serve as an adjunct instructor for The College Experience course which is designed to help freshman students adjust to the college environment by learning time management skills, college study skills, excellent critical thinking techniques and most importantly how to network and navigate the resources available to them.
I have been working in higher education for over 15 years and love working with bright and talented young scholars. My professional goal is to serve as a role model and mentor to our students. I firmly believe in the old African proverb of “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child”. My motto is to live by these words and to offer my knowledge, skills, abilities as well as resources and connections to assist any student who I come in contact with. My ultimate goal is to empower all students, help them develop into future leaders and business professionals and to leave a legacy that inspires students from all walks of life to reach their greatest potential.
In my spare time, I enjoy being with my son, family & friends and also discovering new, at least to me, people, cultures and places. I’m also a really good dancer and love to dance to almost all kinds of music especially music with a Caribbean or Latin flavor.
*Executive Officers are elected roles by the members of the organization except for the president which is elected in the campus-wide SGA Elections held annually during the spring semester.
President – Serves a dual role as an executive officer in SLAP Board and as an ex-officio executive officer of the Student Government Association. Primary responsibility for the vision of the organization, organizing and directing the weekly executive officer and general organization meetings and is involved in the execution of all events and activities sponsored by the organization. Responsible for ensuring that events are planned in accordance to college policies and procedures. Works directly with the club’s advisor to develop organizational rules, regulations and by-laws specifically related to SLAP Board. Prepares the agenda for the executive officer meetings and oversees the preparation of the general meeting agendas by the Vice President of Information.
Executive Vice President – Works closely with the president to maintain the vision of the organization and is responsible for keeping the meetings on task by following Robert’s Rules of Order. Responsible for taking the minutes during the executive officer meetings and disseminating the minutes prior to each executive officer meeting. Directly responsible for assisting the president with the development of organizational rules, regulations and by-laws specifically related to SLAP Board. In conjunction with the Vice President of Finance, serves as the liaison to other clubs and organizations regarding collaborations where funding is needed, general financial requests and other event proposals and/or activities.
Vice President of Information – Responsible for collecting agenda items from the officers and disseminating to organization members prior to the general organization meeting. Responsible for taking the minutes during the general club meetings and disseminating the minutes. Responsible for recruiting volunteers for each event. Responsible for completing the event summary form and working closely with the SGA Representative to prepare the monthly report for the SGA General Assembly Meeting.
Vice President of Media – Responsible for updating the organization’s website and social media networking sites such as the Facebook page, Twitter, Lion’s Den Group Page, Insta-gram sites and other social media as needed. Make recommendations of new possible social media outlets. Develops and disseminates any marketing or promotional materials such as the flyers, fast cards, bookmarks etc. In conjunction with the VP of Outreach, serves as the Co-Chair of the Marketing and Promotions Committee. Responsible for assembling the marketing and promotions team.
Vice President of Finance – Serves as the treasurer for the organization and is responsible for managing the organization’s operational budget. Ensure that all paperwork and documentation is submitted in a timely manner and in accordance to the College’s fiscal policies and procedures. In conjunction with the Executive Vice President, serves as the liaison to other clubs and organizations regarding collaborations where funding is needed, general financial requests and other event proposals and/or activities.
SGA Representative – Responsible for preparing and presenting SLAP Board’s monthly report during the monthly SGA General Assembly meetings. Assists the President in taking notes at the General Assembly and reports back to the club.
Vice President of Outreach – Serves as the liaison to the RVCC Community and the Community at Large regarding community service projects. In conjunction with the VP of Media, serves as the Co-Chair of the Marketing and Promotions Committee. Responsible for assembling the marketing and promotions team.
Photographer – Serves as the chief photographer for the club during events. Works in conjunction with the VP of Media, VP of Outreach and VP of Information to disseminate photos of every event.
Videographer – Serves as the chief videographer for the club during events. Works in conjunction with the VP of Media, VP of Outreach and VP of Information to disseminate videos of every event.
**Committee Co/Chairs are appointed by SLAP Board’s Executive Board except for the Marketing and Promotions Committee which is automatically co-chaired by the Vice President of Media and the Vice President of Outreach.
Entertainment Committee – Responsible for finding and securing entertainment or speakers for programs and events. Serves as the hospitality crew during the program or event to ensure that all entertainers/guests are taken care of. Assist with the creation of event ideas for educational programs, field trips, multicultural programs, social events, fundraisers, etc. In charge of securing a student to be the Lion Mascot at events.
Marketing and Promotions Committee – Serves as the Official Street Team to distribute marketing and promotional materials such as flyers, posters, bookmarks, etc., to create awareness about upcoming programs and events.
Recruitment Committee – Responsible for the recruitment of new members for SLAP Board. Works directly with the Vice President of Information.
Candidates seeking executive officer positions can be nominated by their peers, faculty, advisor or they can self-nominate. Nominations can be sent to Alaysha.Walker@raritanval.edu
o Must be an active part-time or full-time RVCC student.
Submit your Candidate Declaration forms including your personal bios.
Prepare a 1-2 minute speech to present during the election date.
Submit a resume or portfolio of your work (if applicable).
o Grade Eligibility Requirements
Executive officers must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be in good standing at the College.
Committee chairs must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be in good standing at the College.
First year students can run for executive officer positions or be appointed as a committee chair, but must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or 2.0 respectively after their first-semester to be eligible.
Proof of eligibility must be submitted to the advisor every semester.
o There is no GPA requirement to volunteer; however, it is your responsibility to ensure that you maintain a good academic standing.
o Be available during weekly executive officers, general club meetings and other activities and events as necessary.
Learn necessary skills to plan programs and events of all sizes and types.
Gain hands-on experience in event planning, communication skills, fundraising, marketing & promotions, recruitment, community outreach, leadership development and team building skills.
- Eligible to gain valuable entries on your Student Engagement Transcript.
- Add to your resume and/or career portfolio.
- Make New Lifelong Friends!
Location: Hunterdon Hall, Room H-123
The purpose of the Event Planning Educational Series is to provide a comprehensive guide to essential competencies needed by student event coordinators. The Event Planning Educational Series provides the basic tools and strategies to effectively plan your event from concept, through implementation to the post-event activities.
Official Launch Date: TBD. Keep listening for details!
Topics would include: Event Planning Basics, The Key to Marketing and Promotions, Fundraising 101, etc.
RVCC Cares is our community outreach project where we partner with local organizations to bring awareness to the campus about important issues in the community such as:
Cares Projects/Annual Traditions
Everyone Counts Campaign
Fall Welcome Back Picnic “Spirit Day”
9/11 Memorial (September)
Hispanic Heritage Month (September - October)
Mental Health Awareness Day (October)
Martin Luther King Day of Service – MLK Read In (January)
Black History Month (February)
Women’s History Month (March)
Denim Day – Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (April)
Relay for Life Committee – American Cancer Society (April)
Hemophilia Bleeding Disorders Awareness Walk – Hemophilia Association of NJ (April)
End of the Year Picnic (May)
- 2nd Place Award Recipient – Facebook Competition presented by Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA)
- Appreciation of Service Award presented by the Hemophilia Association of NJ (HANJ)
- Recipient of the Benefactor’s Award – Alaysha M. Walker presented by the Hemophilia Association of NJ HANJ)
- 10 years Dedicated Service Advisor Award – Alaysha M. Walker
- VP of the Year Award – Jessica Iselin
- Outstanding Service to the College Award – Program Development & Support
- Outstanding Community Service Award – Hurricane Irene Flood Relief – American Red Cross
- Outstanding Program of the Year Award – Mental Health Awareness Day
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