ASCMC

Associated Students of Claremont McKenna College

Incorporated 1976

The ASCMC Senate meets every Monday at 9 PM. The Senate is the legislative body of ASCMC.  To view the Senate committee assignments from 2016x-17, click here.

The ASCMC Executive Vice President appoints students to Faculty, College, and Trustee committees to represent the student body at large.  To see who your representatives are, click here

Feel free to contact the Executive Vice President, Patrick Elliott at pelliott19@cmc.edu if you have any questions! 


EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT | Patrick Elliott '19

Patrick Elliott is a junior from Chicago dual majoring in Government & Philosophy with a sequence in Public Policy. Outside of ASCMC, he’s a Research Assistant for the Government Department, a Research Fellow for the Mgrublian Center, a Writing Consultant for the CWPD, a Tour Guide, a First Year Guide, and a Career Consultant at the Soll Center. Patrick is the senior most member of ASCMC’s Executive Board, and served as the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Chair during his freshmen year.  He hopes to use his institutional knowledge to help hold ASCMC accountable to the student body. As EVP, he will be working to improve transparency by providing more opportunities for the student body to voice concerns to ASCMC.


SENATE PRESIDENT PRO-TEMPORE | Thomas Schalke '18

Thomas Schalke is a senior at Claremont McKenna College majoring in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and International Relations. Born in Ecuador to Dutch parents, he has lived in Mozambique his entire life. In addition to serving as the President Pro-Tempore (read: Chief Ethical Officer) of ASCMC, Thomas is the Secretary General of McKennaMUN, the annual high school Model United Nations Conference. This year Thomas will be focusing on reforming the structure of ASCMC and strengthening the institutional framework. He can be reached at tschalke18@cmc.edu.


SENATE SECRETARY | Maddie Lee '19

Maddie Lee is a sophomore from Seattle, Washington majoring in international relations. Outside of Senate, she works at the Roberts Environmental Center and is a member of SSPEAR. As secretary, she hopes to provide detailed and accurate minutes that can serve as a resource to both ASCMC and the broader CMC community.


ADMINISTRATIVE AFFAIRS & APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE (AAA) | Matthew Swift '18

Matthew Swift was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He has two sisters, London and Rachael. He is also a junior economics major. Outside of Senate, he is a member of the CMS Men's Soccer team. Soccer has always been his favorite activity to do outside of class. Soccer is essentially his religion. Matthew hopes to be able to fund as many events as possible this year that would help enrich the CMC community. His email is mswift18@cmc.edu.


CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE (CIC) | Connor Bloom '19

Connor grew up in Whitefish, MT before spending four years on the East Coast where he attended Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH. Having had enough of winter, he came to California in search of some sunshine and a change of lifestyle. At Claremont McKenna, Connor is a sophomore majoring in Science & Management with a sub focus on BioTech. Besides being the chair of CIC, Connor works for the Office of Admission, does some investigative reporting for the Forum, works as a journalist for the Kravis Leadership Institute, is a leader of ImpACT, an active member of Art Council, is an active and avid photographer, and when he has some free time does triathlons on the side. In respect to Campus Improvements, Connor's major goals for the year are revamping the housing selection process on campus, making sure that everyone has equal and easily accessible access to water, making sure that Roberts is functioning fully, and exploring the use of designated event spaces. If you have an idea for a Campus Improvement or something that you think it's reasonable for the committee to work on, feel free to shoot him an email at cbloom19@cmc.edu


CONSORTIUM AFFAIRS COMMITTEE | Ellie Wainstein '19

Ellie is sophomore student at CMC. Originally from Alexandria, Virginia, Ellie is a huge history and government nerd who loves to explore D.C. whenever she has the chance. As a NOVA native, she is a true Redskins fan, despite their continuous disappointment. Ellie is excited about what the next year might mean for the committee. With an amazing group of people, Ellie finds the work fun and rewarding. She hopes that the committee will continue doing great work communicating with the other 4C student governments and continues to make progress on projects, such as volunteer days and subsidized CMC party tickets for other 4C students. If anyone has an idea for the committee, please feel free to reach out to Ellie at ewainstein19@cmc.edu.


ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE | Sam Becker '19

Sam is a sophomore from Talent, Oregon dual majoring in EEP and Philosophy. He’s passionate environmental sustainability because he wants to provide future generations with an earth that has the economic viability and natural beauty that characterizes it today. He believes that to mitigate climate change, decrease reliance on dirty energy, and increase competition in the green energy market, it is necessary to organize around carbon pricing legislation. 

He and the EAC are working on a variety of initiatives this year, some of which include establishing a Sustainability Fund, transitioning away from pesticides and toxic cleaning supplies, reducing food and water waste at Collins and the Ath, improving our new Green Orientation Program, and increasing the supply of sustainable products at Collins and the Hub.

Sam is also a fellow with the Put A Price On it Campaign, intern with Strategic Energy Innovations, member of Model United Nations, president of CCL Claremont Colleges, and co-leader of Food Recovery Network. In his free time, Sam likes walking around to find fresh fruit, brewing kombucha, brewing beer, growing plants, dehydrating fruit, working out, discussing current events, drawing, and spending time with friends. Connect with him at sbecker19@cmc.edu and https://www.linkedin.com/in/samhbecker


TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION, and STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (TISA) | Ryan Chakmak '19

Ryan is a Sophomore Mathematics and Economics major with a sequence in Computer Science. He is from the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. Outside of Senate, he works as a Data Analyst for the Lowe Institute of Political Economy and serves as a math grader and tutor. In Ryan's free time, besides hanging out with friends, he likes to teach others and learn math. For TISA this year, Ryan hopes to improve the lives of CMC students through projects like a school-wide calendar and a finger-painting day.