Meet our students: Shelby Sward – Bakersfield College Student Advocate

Image<–This is Shelby Ashton Sward. You may not know who she is yet, but you soon will. This year, Shelby is Bakersfield College Student Government Association Legislative Liaison, which means she keeps track of what is happening in Sacramento and Washington, and advocates on behalf of Bakersfield College students with legislators.

That’s exactly what she did recently, when news of the changes to student loan interest rates was being discussed. In respond, and with the goal of letting our local legislators know exactly how the proposal would affect students, Shelby sent a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer.

Boxer quoted the letter in her most recent public address, which is posted on You Tube. Boxer was pleading with the Republican Senate Minority Leader to stand by students and reverse the hike. Take a look when you have a moment. Boxer mentions Shelby at about the 50-second mark.

Shelby can be emailed at

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2 thoughts on “Meet our students: Shelby Sward – Bakersfield College Student Advocate

  1. Nick Strobel August 27, 2013 at 9:17 pm Reply

    I had her in one of my astronomy classes. Very capable student and I know she’ll do very well for the students of BC.

  2. jose agria July 18, 2015 at 12:52 pm Reply

    Lo escribo aquí de nuevo porque se que sabes español y mucho por cierto, Shelby te conozco de hace poco tiempo,por tus videos en youtube muy divertidos y expontaneos, pero en todos estos comentarios de la escuela Bakersfied college que leí me siento muy orgulloso de lo buena estudiante y responsable que eres, sin perder el buen humor y la simpatía que tienes, tus papas también sin duda alguna estarán muy orgullosos de ti también no es para menos, muchas felicidades, suerte y sigue así de bien.

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