Executive Board Positions 2016-2017 Administration

By Christina Maloney & Lauren Wanless

Interested in applying for SGA's Executive Board but don't really know what the positions are or what they entail? Here's a summary of each of the e-board positions, as well as the names of those who currently hold those positions.

The President of the Student Government Association: this person is the official representative of the student body to the college and other groups. Duties include the authority to enforce, recommend, and veto all laws and enactments of the Student Senate, as well as report to the Student Senate with recommendations for certain actions or the creation of special committees and their authorities. With the power to introduce legislation for approval from the Student Senate, the President submits nominations for student representatives to the Standing Committees of the College and SGA Executive Cabinet members. The President also serves on the Appropriations Board and sits on the Campus Activities E-Board.

Current President: Nolan Varee

The Vice-President of the Student Government Association: this person serves as the President of the Student Senate, a member of the Campus Activities Board Executive Board, and on the Appropriations Board. The Vice President has the responsibility of delegating Student Senators to the committees of the Senate. In the event that the SGA President is absent or the position becomes vacant, the Vice-President has the option of assuming all duties.

Current Vice President: Brian Salvie

The Chairperson of the Welfare Committee: this person maintains a working relationship with the Dean of Students and reports weekly to the Student Senate. Responsible for organizing and managing the lost and found center in the Geisel Library, this person sends weekly emails to the student body reporting missing items.

Current Chairperson of the Welfare Committee: Chris Griebel

The Chairperson of the Academic Committee: this person works with the Dean of the College and reports weekly to the Student Senate.

Current Chairperson of the Academic Committee: Kristine Adams

The Chairperson of the Room and Board Committee: this person works with the Directors of Residence Life and Dining Service and reports updates to the Student Senate on a weekly basis.

Current Chairperson of the Room and Board Committee: Sheila Ramirez

The Secretary of Programming and the Assistant Secretary: these secretaries serve as the Chairperson of the Campus Activities Board Executive Committee, overseeing the programs, its Sub-Committee Chairpersons, and working with the Treasurer to balance a budget. The Secretary also holds weekly meetings with the Director of Student Activities and Assistant Director, as well as meetings with the Campus Activities Board Executive Committee and Board members.

Current Secretary of Programming: Rachel Follett

The Treasurer of the Student Government Association: this person is responsible for handling all fiscal affairs of SGA. They are the Chairperson of the Finance Committee and must report weekly to the Student Senate. In addition, the Treasurer serves on the Appropriation Advisory Board and is the sole distributor of Activities Fee money granted to campus clubs and organizations through Appropriations.

Current Treasurer of the Student Government Association: JJ Courtney

The Secretary of Internal Procedures: this person is responsible for overseeing all SGA elections. They are the Chairperson of the Internal Procedures Committee and must report weekly to the Student Senate. The Secretary of Internal Procedures is responsible for the enforcement and provisions of the Constitution: they handle any disciplinary matters of SGA, maintains the Constitution, advises the Student Senate in all matters concerning the Constitution.

Current Secretary of Internal Procedures: Emily Mazza

The Secretary of Public Relations: this person is responsible for the proper advertising of SGA, assists all branches of SGA with public relations, runs all social media pages in relation to SGA (Facebook, Twitter, and SGA Blog), and reports weekly to the Student Senate. The Secretary of Public Relations is the Chairperson of the Public Relations Committee, which is compromised of the four Class Council Secretaries, Secretary General, Social Media Coordinator, and Publications (Crier) Liaison. They also oversee the Hilltop Rewards Program.

Current Secretary of Public Relations: Christina Maloney

The Secretary of Club Affairs: this person reports weekly to the Student Senate and oversees all non-financial matters involving clubs and organizations on campus. They assist new and existing clubs with their constitutions, review, approve (or reject) community service applications for clubs and organizations and submit a list of those who have completed the requirement to the Finance Committee by the first day of Appropriations. Must organize and run a monthly Club President’s meeting throughout the academic year.

Current Secretary of Club Affairs: Tyler Pare

Vice Secretary of Club Affairs: Andrew Keyes

The Secretary General: this person takes the attendance and meeting minutes of both the Student Senate and Executive Board meetings. They shall distribute the Student Senate meetings to the student body, record all amendments, resolutions or other legislation passed by the Student Senate. The Secretary General shall also serve as a member on the Public Relations Committee.

Current Secretary General: Cassandra Mitchell

The Chief of Staff: this person is appointed by the SGA President and Vice President and is confirmed by the Student Senate by a three-fifths majority. They shall report to directly to the SGA President and Vice President, help seek out Executive Board candidates, organize leadership conferences as well as SGA’s annual retreat, troubleshoot with Executive Board members and attend the weekly Student Senate Meetings.

Current Chief of Staff: Kelsey Fair

Up & Coming Club Showcase: Green Team

The Green Team is a new club at Saint Anselm College made up of students who are dedicated to improving the environment and making the world a better place to live today, and for generations to come. The group looks to make positive changes around campus; this semester, their main focus is on water. At meetings, discussion topics have been as specific as students’ water bottle habits at the college or as broad as the dependence on water by human beings as a whole. So far, the group has put on multiple events to teach Saint Anselm students about the importance of water.

On April 15, the Green Team showed the film “Watermark” in Perini Hall. The documentary displays how humans are shaped by water and how their use of it affects the environment all around the world. According to Christina Coronis, Vice President of the Green Team, “[the film] was very beautiful and I recommend it to anyone who wishes to learn about the importance of water”. The stunning footage and visuals in the film show how much we as humans are impacted by water in our daily lives.

Earth Day is very significant to the Green Team, which is why they chose to hold two important events that day. One was the ribbon cutting for the new water refill stations. The ceremony took place in the gym in the Carr Center, however there are two other stations in the Cushing Center and the lower level of Alumni Hall. Working with Take Back the Tap, a national organization dedicated to reducing the use of plastics, one being plastic water bottles, the Green Team, SGA, the Environmental Stewardship Committee, and Physical Plant hope to spread awareness of the issues created by bottled water and show that it is in fact not better than tap water. The groups promoted this idea by giving away free reusable water bottles to all those who attended the ribbon cutting. The second event on Earth Day was an interesting and informative presentation by Dr. Jim Haney, a biologist from the University of New Hampshire. He spoke about cyanobacteria and biotoxins found in lakes.

The Green Team hopes to put on many more events around campus and have also talked about possible off-campus trips in the future. Any student interested in joining the Green Team is encouraged to contact Christina or President, Emily Erickson. The group is always open to new members and new ideas.

Student Government Association Inauguration 2015

The annual Student Government Association Inauguration was held on March 22, 2015 at 2 P.M. in the NHIOP Auditorium. The Inauguration is a ceremony to honor the President and Vice-President of the Student Body for the 2014-2015 school year, to inaugurate the 2015-2016 President and Vice-President as well as the class councils, and to honor the work that every SGA member did for this school year.

McKillop delivers his Farewell Address.

McKillop delivers his Farewell Address.

It was bittersweet to see David McKillop and Mackenzie Douglas pass the torch on to the new President and Vice-President, Nolan Varee and Brian Salvie. It was a great year for the “MckMack-Attack,” as Dean Finn likes to refer to the pair as. So many great things were done under the McKillop-Douglas Administration, not limited to the new water filtration systems, Anselmian Olympiad (being held on April 12th), parking resolutions, and many more. According to Douglas, “nothing that was done this past year could have been done without the help of each and every member of SGA.”

Douglas delivers his Farewell Address.

Douglas delivers his Farewell Address.

This was not an event just to honor the work of the McKillop-Douglas Administration, but also the work of all of the students in Student Government Association, and both McKillop and Douglas recognized that with gratitude.

In addition to the inauguration of President Varee, Vice-President Salvie, and the 2016, 2017, and 2018 class councils, various awards were given. After remarks given by Dean Finn, John “JJ” Courtney (’17) presented the Abbott Gerald McCarthy Award, otherwise known as “Professor of the Year,” to Dr. Joshua Tepley of the Philosophy Department. The Dr. Constance Richards Award was given to Michael “Mike” Murphy, an Area Coordinator for Residential Life and Education. Father Benet received the Dr. Alicia Finn award, the Best Buddies Club received the Fr. Peter Guerin Award, and lastly, Marcello Cugno (’15) was the recipient of the Dr. Joseph Horton SGA Member of the Year award. Congratulations to all award recipients and thank you for all of your hard work!

McKillop and Cugno embrace after Cugno receives Dr. Joseph Horton SGA Member of the Year Award

McKillop and Cugno embrace after Cugno receives Dr. Joseph Horton SGA Member of the Year Award

A special thank you to those who helped plan and run the Inauguration and thank you to all of those who dedicated their time and patience to SGA for the 2014-2015 school year. Congratulations to David McKillop and Mackenzie Douglas and to Nolan Varee and Brian Salvie as well as all of the class councils. We are looking forward to a great 2015-2016 school year!

Varee being sworn into office by Douglas.

Varee being sworn into office by Douglas.

Salvie being sworn into office by Douglas.

Salvie being sworn into office by Douglas.