Student Government Association introduces senate hopefuls

The Student Government Association kicked off its election process Monday with a technological twist.

In addition to opening the online election system in the morning, SGA also held a live candidate forum on its Facebook page at 6:30 p.m. The forum introduced the candidates running for senate and allowed questions and feedback from fellow students through social media.

Many of the candidates currently hold a position in the Senate and are running again for re-election, such as Brittany Calecas, senator for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

“I really enjoy being a senator, so if y’all would vote for me again, that’d be great,” said Calecas.

SGA is in charge of communication between Southeastern students and the community. The organization also hosts a variety of events on campus, approves grants for student organizations, gives out scholarships and provides free scantrons, coffee, water and pencils to the student body.

The SGA Senate votes on whether or not to approve funding for these activities based on their perceived benefit to the school, students and community.

Marianna Carter, senator for the College of Science and Technology, promised to continue her duties and the  carry on the SGA legacy if re-elected.

“I’m looking forward to upholding our fiscal responsibilities in the senate,” said Carter.

The 2017 SGA General Election ends Wednesday, April 4, at 4:30 p.m.

For more information or to cast your vote, please visit: http://www.southeastern.edu/admin/sga/.

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Natalie Ragusa

Natalie Ragusa

I’m a senior communication major with a concentration in multi-platform journalism. I am also an editor for The Southeastern U Reporter and am a member of the Press Club. I have had my work published in The Southeastern U Reporter and The Daily Star. I look forward to graduating in the fall and starting my career as a journalist. Email me at natalie.ragusa@selu.edu

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