About OCSU

The Okanagan College Students’ Union (OCSU), is a non-profit organization formed by students, for students. The membership of the organization is made up of Okanagan College Students from the Penticton, Kelowna, and Salmon Arm campuses. There are two basic purposes for the OCSU, or indeed any Students’ Union: firstly, to provide services to our members on a non-profit basis, and secondly, to advocate on behalf of our members. As a member of OCSU, you are also a member local 1 of the British Columbia Federation of Students – BCFS.

Want to know more about the OCSU? Members of OCSU can view the financial statements at any of the three OCSU offices or email us with a request

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Meet the OCSU Team!

Ali Balloun

Ali Balloun

Salmon Arm Campus Representative, External Director, Board Representative

No bio provided

Abby Verigin

Abby Verigin

Penticton Campus Representative & Board Representative

Hi guys! I am super stoked to be the Penticton representative for the External Committee and also a member on the Board! You’ll see me being enthusiastic about all of our campaigns we bring to the school but especially ones concerning our health and the environment.

Ankit Kothari

Ankit Kothari

Kelowna Campus Representative, Kelowna Campus Chairperson & Board Representative

No bio provided

Alex Starker

Alex Starker

Kelowna Campus Representative, Board Representative

Alex is a Water Engineering Technology student at the Kelowna Campus. As a representative of the Kelowna Council, a member on the Board of Directors, and the Kelowna representative on the External Committee Alex is excited to get involved with the OC community. Alex has a passion for environmental activism, animals, outdoor adventure, and reading fiction and fantasy.

Ajay Penny

Penticton Campus Representative

I am a OCSU representative for the Penticton campus on the internal committee. I believe in the rights of students and that were capable of making a change but we have to put our voices together in order to do so. Free water is essential to live and we should have the right to access it, so the free water bottles are an important service that we offer.

Beth Vinet

Beth Vinet

Salmon Arm Campus Representative, Salmon Arm Chairperson, & Board Member

Hi! I am the Salmon Arm Chairperson and I am on the External Committee. I can’t wait to work on all the campaigns.

Fiogar Munro

Fiogar Munro

Salmon Arm Campus Representative

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Honor Hollman

Penticton Campus Representative

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Jenna Brook

Jenna Brook

Salmon Arm Campus Representative, Federation Representative & Board Member

I, Jenna Brook, the new Federation Representative, am very honoured to be taking on this responsibility. I am very excited to learn about all the different ideas for the future of Okanagan College.

Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer

Kelowna Campus Representative

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Kaylen Houle

Kaylen Houle

Kelowna Campus Representative

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Kyle Safinuk

Kyle Safinuk

Kelowna Campus Representative

Kyle Safinuk is a 3rd year business student studying at Okanagan College, Kelowna campus. Kyle is excited to represent the student voice for the Kelowna campus and will do everything he can to ensure that students are getting the best value possible for their student union membership.

Maia Reynard

Maia Reynard

Salmon Arm Campus Representative

I am from the Salmon Arm campus and in my first year of an Associates of the Arts. I’m an outgoing individual and strive to make sure everyone around me is the happiest that they can be. I am a part of the Internal Committee as well as a member on the Board of Governors. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to have their voice heard. I firmly believe in an environment of open-mindedness and fertility of new ideas.

Mark Fellhauer

Mark Fellhauer

Kelowna Campus Representative

Mark is a third-year business student. As a newly elected OCSU member, he is excited to work on improving the student life. He is passionate about the open education campaign to try to reduce the costs of textbooks.

Mickella Biggs

Mickella Biggs

Penticton Campus Representative

I am 18 years old in my first year of the business degree program studying at the Penticton campus here at OC. The best part of being in the Students’ Union is expressing myself by getting involved with campaigns that inspire me such as Water Bottle Free and Let’s Get Consensual.

Nancy deMelo

Nancy deMelo

Kelowna Campus Representative, Internal Director & Board Representative

Nancy deMelo is a 4th year business student. As a newly elected member of the OCSU and chair of OCSU’s Internal Committee she is excited about jumping into the “numbers” of the OCSU and giving every dollar a purpose. Nancy is passionate about ensuring that the OCSU is doing everything it can to give back to the students it serves.

Patricks Wells

Patricks Wells

Kelowna Campus Representative

No bio provided

Rachel Danczak

Penticton Campus Representative, Penticton Campus Chairperson & Board Representative

No bio provided

Shantelle Bishop

Penticton Campus Representative, Executive Chairperson & Board Representative

No bio provided