SGA Swears in New Senators; Discusses Plans for Fall Semester

On Sept. 10, 2015, the Student Government Association held its first meeting of the 2015-16 academic year, welcoming newly selected members and discussing plans for the semester.

Four vacant positions on SGA were filled this week: two freshman positions and two at-large positions. The new representatives are Freshman Senator Amelia Manasterli, who will serve on the Public Relations Committee; Freshman Senator Stephanie Zacarias, who will serve on the Governance Committee, At Large Senator Cy Hudson, who will serve on the Finance Committee; and At Large Senator Kameron Arey, who will serve on the Student Affairs Committee.

Freshman Senator Amelia Manasterli (Nick DeMichele/TBL)
Freshman Senator Amelia Manasterli (Nick DeMichele/TBL)
At Large Senator Kameron Arey (Nick DeMichele/TBL)
At Large Senator Kameron Arey (Nick DeMichele/TBL)
At Large Senator Cy Hudson (Nick DeMichele/TBL)
At Large Senator Cy Hudson (Nick DeMichele/TBL)
Freshman Senator Stephanie Zacarias (Nick DeMichele/TBL)
Freshman Senator Stephanie Zacarias (Nick DeMichele/TBL)

“We had over 40 applicants, and 20 interviewees, and these students really, really impressed us,” said SGA Vice President James Kirk. “We look forward to seeing them work this semester.”

New goals and objectives were briefly discussed at this meeting, and they will be discussed in depth at the next meeting.

President Katelyn Currier and Vice President Kirk will be going to the University System of Maryland Student Council meeting, a meeting for the various student government groups in USM schools. FSU will hold the April meeting.

One goal that was discussed by Tori Glass, an on-campus senator and chair of the Student Finance Committee, entails hosting a forum to inform student organizations about a new process for submitting funding requests via Bobcat Connect.

Senator Arey, who said he lives off campus, hopes to develop plans to make it easier for commuters to make it to campus in cases of inclement weather. This plan could potentially involve running a shuttle down streets in the local community.

SGA’s next meeting will take place Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:30 in the Lane University Center Atkinson Room. Students are welcome to attend these meetings.

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