The Associated Students of Whatcom Community College (ASWCC) aims to enhance every student's experience at Whatcom Community College by providing students a means to be represented in College decision making.

ASWCC Mission statement: To serve students by providing diverse opportunities for campus involvement, to build campus community and represent student concerns in college decision-making.

ASWCC Vision statement: ASWCC aims to achieve a dynamic campus environment in which all students are represented and have an opportunity to participate.

Current ASWCC Executive Board Members


Lauren Besthoff
ASWCC President


Enoch Bergeron
Vice President for Clubs


Claudia Johan
Vice President for Operations
Sandra Ramirez
Vice President for Campus Advocacy
 VanessaThumbnail Vanessa Pescasio
Vice President for Social and Educational Programming

Executive Board Bios

Lauren Besthoff
Lauren’s goal at Whatcom is to obtain her Associate Transfer Degree, and then to continue her education with a double major in English and Spanish at a four-year institution. Lauren is proud of her status as a non-traditional student. She is 29 years old and hopes to work to connect students across all ages in the work that we do in Student Life and Development.

Enoch Bergeron
Enoch is currently pursuing his high school diploma and Associate in Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree at Whatcom Community College. He was born and raised in Bellingham, but he loves traveling and has visited both Mexico and Tanzania. He has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America since 2007 and has served in various leadership roles throughout that time. He also served as a Student Senator at Whatcom Community College during the 2016-2017 academic year. He plans to transfer to a four-year university upon completion of his high school diploma and transfer degree.

Claudia Johan
Claudia is from Jakarta, Indonesia. She is currently pursuing an AAS Transfer Degree at WCC. She's anticipating graduation in Spring 2018. After WCC she plans to transfer to her dream universities which are University of California, Berkeley or University of Michigan to pursue studies in Economics. 

Sandra Ramirez
Sandra is a second year student at Whatcom Community College. A first generation Latina student, she plans to get her associate in science transfer degree and transfer to the University of Washington to achieve a bachelor’s degree in structural engineering.

Vanessa Pescasio
Vanessa was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Metro-Detroit area of Michigan. She plans to graduate from WCC in the spring of 2019 with an AA, then apply to the University of Washington and the University of California Los Angeles. At University, she will pursue a Bachelor's Degree then apply to a medical school.