Student Government Association Elections Underway

Student Government Association’s annual election for President and Vice President of the student body is here and four students have announced their candidacy and outlined their goals. Elections will be held this spring for the 2012-13 academic year.

After election speeches on Wednesday night current President and Vice President, Marissa Serafino ’12 and Kevin Ward ’12, sent an email to the student body announcing the official candidates for the election.

Juniors, Joe Gill (politics) and Sarah Tebo (business), believe with their combined involvement across campus they have the experience necessary to fulfill the needs of the student body. Gill works as a resident assistant and in the Department of Athletics, and serves as the class of 2013 president. Tebo volunteers as a student coordinator in the Meelia Center and has served in the Student Government Association for three years. The pair hopes to expand the use of Hawk Bucks to off campus locations, improve the “Hawks Nest” at home sporting events, increase the utilization of the Cushing Center as a student center, and reconstruct the Student Government Association into a more transparent and student friendly club.

Sophomores, Lyndsay Robinson (politics) and Shaun O’Halloran (criminal justice), believe with two years left at Saint Anselm they have enough time to make an impact on campus. Robinson has served as the President of the class of 2014 and as the Secretary for Internal Procedures, and was recently named the President of the Kevin Harrington Student Ambassador Program. O’Halloran volunteers at the Youth Development Center and Langdon Mills and serves as a Service & Solidarity Missions leader. Robinson and O’Halloran hope to expand payment options in Davison Hall and the Coffee Shop, push for a new Student Center, begin a pep rally tradition during Homecoming weekend, create a SGA scholarship fund for current students, and organize new events for students on the weekends.

Both pairs bring tough competition to the election. For now, each duo is busy covering the halls and tables with posters hoping to win the vote of their fellow classmates. Stay tuned for the election debates on February 8, followed by voting on February 9 and 10.