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
Open office hours: Fridays 1:00PM-2:00PM, or by appt.

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ASWCC Executive Vice President
Open office hours: Mondays 10:30AM-11:30AM, or by appt.


Enoch Bergeron
Vice President for Clubs
Open office hours: Thursdays 10:00AM-11:00AM, or by appt.


Claudia Johan
Vice President for Operations
Open office hours: Fridays 1:00PM-2:00PM, or by appt.
Sandra Ramirez
Vice President for Campus Advocacy
Open office hours: Tuesdays 12:00PM-1:00PM, or by appt.
Eden Hottman-Nance
Vice President for Social and Educational Programming
Open office hours:Thursdays 1:00PM-2:00PM, or by appt.

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.

Ian Ferrer
Ian is pursuing a transfer degree in CyberSecurity here at Whatcom. After obtaining a transfer degree in CyberSecurity, he plans to transfer to Western Washington University to obtain a Bachelor Degree in Computer and Information System Security, as well as a minor in political science. Thereafter, he is planning to enroll in a top-tier law school to become an Intellectual Property Attorney.  He aspires to eventually serve our community faithfully as a politician, working together with open hands in our community to usher in bold and transformative change for the future.

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.

Eden Hottman-Nance
Eden is a second-year journalism student at Whatcom Community College. After graduation, she plans to transfer to Western Washington University and pursue a bachelor’s degree in visual journalism. Eden has also studied Legal Assisting at Bellingham Technical College where she served two terms as an ASBTC senator. In addition to her academic pursuits, Eden has spent the last six years as an advocate with the Mockingbird Society, a legislative advocacy organization focusing on issues related to foster care and youth homelessness.