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Cristian Flores

Alumni of Berea College
Osvaldo Flores is a first-generation DACA beneficiary college student in the Appalachia region of rural Kentucky. Mr. Flores having been born in Mexico and migrated into the United States at an early age, grew a passion with advocacy for immigration, community organizing, and social activism. His background work in the undocumented movement is the most pronounced, but he has also worked with local Unions, Immokalee Farm Workers, and LGBTQ communities. He is pursuing a Political Science Major and International Relations Minor to concentrate on becoming a liaison between Non-Profit Organizations and the policy makers that govern the nation. Today, Mr. Flores is the Sophomore Class President, Bonner Scholar, and a enterprise for Entrepreneurship for the Public Good at Berea College. He is involved in multiple campus organizations that influence the good work that community service and human development.
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Cristian Flores Receives the Blanton Prize in History and Political Science from Berea College during the Spring 2018 award season.

Cristian Flores, of Union City, has been awarded the Blanton Prize in History and Political Science during the Spring 2018 award season. In 2018, Berea College presented 176 students over $242,000...

June, 07 2018 - Verified by Berea College
Cristian Flores graduates cum laude from Berea College

Cristian Flores of Union City, GA graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree at the Commencement Service on Sunday, May 6. 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Berea College. Dr. Earl Lewis, founder of th...

May, 29 2018 - Verified by Berea College
Cristian Flores, Union City resident named to Berea College Dean's List

Cristian Flores resident of Union City has been named to Spring 2017 Dean's List at Berea College. A student is named to the Dean's List who achieves a GPA of 3.4 or higher while passing at least 4...

June, 20 2017 - Verified by Berea College
Student Body President at Berea College Student Government Association
2016-Present > As the SGA Executive President, I am responsible for executing all action authorized by Senate and the Executive Council, represent and serve as an advocate of all students, serve and appoint student members on Faculty committees, and oversee organization committees, projects, and meetings. My main objective is to reconnect and rebrand SGA and represent the student body by focusing on solving issues that the students find necessary alongside faculty and staff. I will serve in the Executive and Student Life Committees. 2015-2016 > During this school term, I served as the Sophomore Class President. I was an active member in the Senate body, where we voted on funding requests, participated in the organizations annual events, and kept my class up to date on our progress. Additionally, I was serving in two faculty committees: The Strategic Planning Committee and the Student Admissions and Academic Standing Committee. Summer 2015 > I served as the SGA Summer Council Chair where I continued to move towards implementing unfinished business alongside the council. We focused on approving budgets, creating a more inclusive and secure visitation sign-in policy, providing gender neutral restrooms and residence halls, and planned for the upcoming school terms. 2014-2015 > As the Freshman Class President, I worked with the student body to distinguish certain concerns I could address and help solve. I was able to build a success network with students and faculty to become familiar with all processes, regulations, and projects that would be of interest to the student body. I planned several class events, voted as a senate member, and became the Chair of the Accessibility committee in the latter part of the year. In our Accessibility committee, I worked alongside the B.O.R as co-chair to build awareness and to begin implementing policies that will make our campus accessible, inclusive, and more diverse for the disabled and able-bodied students,faculty/staff.
May 2016 - Present
EPG Cohort 12 Fellow at Entrepreneurship for the Public Good
The Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) Program at Berea College creates a multi-year, learning experience for undergraduate students (Freshman and Sophomores) to practice and implement Entrepreneurial Leadership in rural communities of Central Appalachia. Developing a social entrepreneur mindset benefits the students from all disciplinary fields through many first-hand experiences as they build a new skill set.
January 2015 - Present
Bonner Scholar at Berea College
Through the Bonner Scholars Program, we planned after school programs for the Berea Community school that enriched the youth. Invested in community building to create a healthier community beginning with the education of the youth. Community engagement allowed for the teachings of diversity, social justice, international cultures, spiritual exploration, and creative thinking. We built an understanding for universal commitments which lead towards educating a community that fosters leadership and change. Served as the Community Fund Chair for the Bonner Scholars Program at Berea College 2014-2015
August 2014 - Present

Dean's list Graduation Academic award

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