SGA announces exec board appointments, awards
The Student Government Association (SGA) announced the appointments for next semester’s executive board positions and the recipients of this year’s SGA awards, and passed a motion to extend ColbyCard access hours to residence halls during its meeting on April 10.
Current Publicity Chair and 2011-2012 SGA Co-President-Elect Justin Rouse ‘12 announced the executive board appointments, which he and 2011-2012 Co-President-Elect Laura Maloney ’12 decided.
Raymond Rieling ‘12 will be next year’s publicity chair. Rieling recently brought an idea to Rouse based on what he saw during his time in Ireland. SGA is starting a program in the next few weeks where students can get coupons to for the Joseph Family Spa for a deal with certain purchases. This proposal is currently being reviewed by dining services. “We’re going to try to build up the program as we see how it works,” Rouse said.
East Quad Dorm President Morgan Lingar ’13 will be the 2011-2012 parliamentarian. Lingar recently proposed new and specific guidelines as to the sanctions imposed on students who damage dorms. SGA passed this motion in a previous meeting and recommended the new policy to the College Affairs Committee.
Jessica Russo ’12 will be the secretary next year. Rouse said that while Russo does not have SGA experience she “has a lot of experience with other student organizations.”
Current Junior Class President Sam Andler ’12 will be the residential chair. Lane McVey ’12 was elected treasurer during the SGA elections and will also be a member of the executive board.
SGA President Leslie Hutchings ’11 announced the recipients of this year’s SGA awards. The SGA Progressive Leadership Award will be given to Associate Professor of Spanish Betty Sasaki for her work with SGA. Projects that she has worked on have included the implementation of a gender and sexuality resource center and the panel on women in power.
The SGA Service Award will be presented to Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Campus Life Jed Wartman for his commitment to working with SGA on numerous projects.
The Cole Harvey Award will be given to Lingar for her work on the revision of the college dorm damage policies.
The Alex G. Aitoro Award is an informal recognition presented to SGA members who embody the work hard, play hard spirit. This award was given to Senior Class Presidents David Lowe ’11 and Grayson Palmer ’11 for their incredible efforts, including their work in organizing many on-campus events this year.
This meeting’s single motion was made by sophomore class President Erika Hinman ’13. Hinman had sent a survey to the sophomore class regarding any improvements they wanted to see on campus. Many students replied that they wanted the ColbyCard access to all buildings extended to 1:00am for every student every night. “[Assistant Director of Security Jeff Coombs] said that he had no problem with extending keycard access hours.” Hinman said about a conversation she had with Coombs. “He said that this would probably not increase dorm damage.” This motion passed unanimously.