Student Government Association holds second annual shirting ceremony
On Sept. 9 the Student Government Association (SGA) held its second shirting ceremony for new senators.
The event was led by President Q’Ladrin Qourters, Vice President Q’May Qourters, Treasurer Matthew Faugl and Secretary Zachary Dabbs. SGA introduced each new senator and gifted them their official student government shirts.
“This is your official becoming of a senator,” President Qourters announced.
The senators were elected last spring semester by the student body.
The new inductees included Athletics Senator Alie Smith, Community Service Senator Amethyst Marroquin, Marketing and Public Relations Senator Bethany Trotter, School of Nursing Senator Callaghan Walker, Student Veterans Senator David Weidner, Resident Life Senator Sadeja Goodman, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Senator Ian Martin, School of Business Senator Keezee Florentville, Historian Lauren Effler, Greek Life Senator McKenzie Bray, Diversity Initiatives Senator Asma Almutairi, and College of Sciences and Engineering Senator Shekinah Hampton.
Those unable to attend were Student Media Senator Bonnie Watson, School of Education Senator Breanna Harris, Parliamentarian Carson Williams, College of Sciences and Engineering Sentor Catherine Garvin, Commuter Senator Victoria Riddle and Campus Relations Senator William Rodriguez.
With each name called, the senators shook hands with the Executive Senate and were handed an official SGA shirt.
President Qourters thanked the senators and faculty members for attending the ceremony.
“This is a special time for you all,” she said, “that you will hold close to your hearts and your memories when you think of SGA.”
In an interview with President Quorters, she recalled the differences in experiencing the ceremony once as a senator and now as a president.
“It’s really exciting,” she continued. “I was a part of the mix but I wasn’t the one directing it. So now, I got to create it in a way that it was special for me but also for the senators.”
When asked what she hoped the senators gained from the experience she said, “Honestly there’s importance in any ceremony. It makes it feel grand and I want them to know that their position is much more than a title to their name.”
Photo by Noelle Kriegel