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If you participate in any clubs or activities around campus, chances are you’re no stranger to Amy Chung, a familiar face around EC. The senior English and Communications major from Canton, MA has been an OL, is a member of the 1804 society, an admissions ambassador, a S.A.G.E guide, a front desk assistant in St. Ann’s and most notably, current President of the SGA.
When looking at colleges, Chung knew she wanted a small, close-knit school. She liked the idea of having a campus while also being in the city. Chung applied early action to Emmanuel, knowing this was the only school she wanted to attend.
Some of the changes Chung wants to implement this year for the SGA include making SGA meeting agendas public prior to meetings, posting public office hours , and encouraging non SGA members to attend meetings.
“My email is always open and I live on campus, so I’m fine being stopped to answer questions when I’m around,” said Chung.
As current SGA President, she is encouraging feedback and open discussion from the entire student body population, not just SGA members.
“There’s not a lot I can promise to change, but I’m trying to set the groundwork for change this year”, said Chung. “I’m trying to change the attitude towards the SGA on campus from last year. We all have things to learn from students and administrators, and we’re trying to be more open-minded.”
Most of the student body is familiar with the SGA but not with what they do. The SGA oversees almost 50 clubs on campus, and is set up to resource and finance these clubs. The SGA is also meant to help students voices be heard on campus and serve as a liaison between students and administrators such as Dr. Patricia Rissmeyer, Vice President for Student Affairs or even campus dining services such as Bon Appetit .
“I think there are a lot of misconceptions on campus concerning the SGA,” said Chung. “For instance, the executive board doesn’t have a vote which I don’t think many people realize.” “We are also the people you go to if you want to start a new club, we can help with that.”
As for her plans after college Chung is not sure. “I would like to do some service abroad, maybe in Nicaragua or Peru, concerning clean water and education,” she said. For her career, Chung is interested in sports management and said her dream job is being a side line reporter for the NFL.
SGA meetings are open to everyone and are held every Tuesday at 12:15 in WSC 102.