Students elect new senators for 2019-2020 year
Last week, SGA held their election for the Executive and Senate seats. The election process took place over student emails, and the results were determined Friday, with a little less than 1000 total votes.
The Senate positions include the representatives of the various colleges on campus, historian, Marketing Senator, Parliamentarian Senator, Campus Relations, Community Service Senator and Commuter Senator.
In a series of email correspondence with the recently elected senators, Pacer Times gained insight on the character of a few of the new representative figures in SGA.
Keezee Florentville, now the Business Senator, is a double major in Accounting and Finance. Hailing from the Caribbean Island St. Lucia, she grew up alongside nine other siblings, as Rastafarians.
An avid reader coupled with a fast-paced personality, Keezee found herself the first in her family to receive a college education outside the bounds of her home country. She is currently Vice President of Pacer Accounting Club-" an amazing group that can aid in the development of a career in the accounting sector"- and now a member of SGA.
Breanna Harris, Education Senator, is a Junior Middle-Level Education Major with an emphasis in English. As a senator, she looks "forward to being a part of activists, and I also want to promote the program throughout the campus more and lend a hand if there are ever any students who have questions or need help with the program process." Harris considers herself to be artistic and a lover of traveling with a passion for education.
Bethany Trotter, Marketing Senator, is a Senior Biology Major and a Women and Gender Studies Minor. An exciting fact she provided is that she has heterochromia- two different colored eyes. She aims to “ help our diverse USC Aiken student body become aware of all of the student life programming available to them.”
Lauren Effler, a Historian, is a Sophomore Communication Major. She is from North Augusta. Her goal, as stated in both her platform and email correspondence is to "reimagine" the historian position and take images for USCA to reflect on. A goal of hers after graduation is to become an event planner.
Carson Deanna Williams, Parliamentarian, is a Junior Political Science major and President of Zeta Tau Alpha. Her platform, she described, is inspired by “the students at USC Aiken that don’t have the resources and time to take on additional roles or organizations at USC Aiken. I believe that they need more recognition.”
Among the rest of the recently elected senators are:
-Callaghan Walker, Nursing Senator.
-William Rodriguez, Campus Relations.
-Amethyst Marroquin, Community Service.
-Victoria Riddle, Commuter.
-Ian Martin, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
-Shekinah Hampton, College of Sciences and Engineering.
-Catherine Garvin, College of Sciences and Engineering.