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Meet The SGA Class Officer Candidates

This year The Hub profiled all of the candidates running for class officer in the election. The primary elections will take place April 17 and 18.

Class of 2018 President:

Photo provided by John Sisinni ’18

John Sisinni

What is your class year and major?

“I am a part of the Class of 2018, and I’m a History/Education major.”

Why do you think you’re the best candidate for the position? What do you plan to do?

“I believe that my candidacy this past year has provided me with insight into how events are best coordinated on campus. The opportunity to represent my class has also allowed me to get know more of my classmates, and spread their opinions and ideas. I think that this knowledge is invaluable, and that without it, this would be a very difficult job. The difficult part really comes in trying to find a balance between student desires and our capabilities as an SGA. My fellow class officers and myself have worked on “modernizing,” or sprucing up events and traditions this past year, from Junior ring and tassel to Junior/Senior Banquet. I hope to continue to revamp our events and traditions; one particular goal is to see how we can have Senior week next year really cater to the events that our students want to do, allowing them to choose how they want to end their tenure at Emmanuel. Also, I want to advocate for stronger coffee, but I think that’s just my addiction talking.”

Class of 2018 Vice President:

Photo provided by Tasneem Mitchell ’18

Tasneem (Tess) Mitchell

What is your class year and major?

“I’m class of 2018, majoring in psychology with a minor in gender & women’s studies.”

Why do you think you’re the best candidate for the position? What do you plan to do?

“I believe I’m the best candidate for this position because I’ve been involved in SGA for two years as the class president my first year and Vice President my junior year. During my time in the SGA, I’ve gained important leadership, delegation, and interpersonal skills to have a successful senior year for my class. My hope for next year is to have an amazing senior week before we ball out of EC 😎”

Class of 2019 President:

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Jamie Wildgoose

What is your class year and major?

“I am apart of the Class of 2019, and my major is International Studies with a concentration in Global Justice and Sustainability.”

Why do you think you’re the best candidate for the position? What do you plan to do?

“I believe that I am the best candidate for the position of President of the Class of 2019 for a few reasons. I do have prior knowledge of expectations, and how the position I am running for works, having been involved in Student Government all four years of high school and held the position of Executive Vice President my senior year, working closely with the Executive President. This past semester I was President of the Class of 2019, and understand the inner workings of what it takes to hold that position of office, as well as the time commitment that needs to be allotted. Although the year was a little rocky with two positions becoming vacant and the necessity to fill them, I would like to do much for my class. This year I want our class to feel unified, that we all know each other. I feel that within our class there is a high amount of people who do not know one another, and I would like to change that. To change it, I would like to start to do more class events or outings together. Some of those could include movie nights on the quad, mixers, bowling nights, trips to see sporting events at Fenway or TD Garden, and festivities in the JYC gymnasium such as a Glow-fests, raves, or balls. I also would like to get class apparel to make it easier to identify who is a member of our class, and more interactions or relationships can be created from the apparel. I have also noticed that around campus we are in need of more trash/recycling bins as some of them can get over stuffed with trash, and I would like to have our campus clean so everyone can enjoy sunny days on the quad free of any trash. I would also like to start Food Truck Fridays on campus, where Food Trucks and Ice Cream Trucks would come to campus to bring some diversity of food options, and give the cafeteria staff a break for Fridays. Overall I would like to be a voice for the student body, and make sure that their needs are met. I hope you will vote for me for Class President of 2019!”

Abby McGovern

Abby McGovern ’19 could not be reached for a comment at this time.

Class of 2019 Vice President: 

John Wheatley

What is your class year and major?

“Currently a sophomore & an international relations major.”

Why do you think you’re the best candidate for the position? What do you plan to do?

“Experienced following my time spent on SGA this past year & the current president and I get along very well making it easy for us to focus on improving the class. Sophomore pinning went very well. Hope to expand on that successful event and bring more like it, among other things, to the class. Some less formal, more fun events for the class of to engage one another socially.”

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Edward Bennie

What is your class year and major?

“I am a member of the class of 2019! My major is political science with a concentration in International Relations and Comparative Governments!”

Why do you think you’re the best candidate for the position? What do you plan to do?

“I believe that I am the best candidate for this position because I have previously held the position and thrived in it. Along with my fellow officers, we organized an incredibly successful banquet for our class our first year at Emmanuel. I also held the position of executive director of marketing this past year. In this position I focused on the behind the scenes work that made the SGA function, I hope to bring that same experience back to our class board. My goal for next year is to further communication in our class, since it is something we really lacked in this year. Further more I plan to organize more events for our class and make our presence known on campus!”

Class of 2019 Treasurer:

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Alex Simpson

What is your class year and major?

“I’m a Sophomore and a Biology major.”

Why do you think you’re the best candidate for the position? What do you plan to do?

“I think I’m the best candidate for this position because I care about our class and I believe that a strong class executive board requires organization of funds. All of our fundraising has an overall goal that we are striving for and I’m incredibly organized and will help us reach our goal. I truly enjoy being our current class treasurer and I hope to hold this position again next year because I love working for our class and with the other members of the SGA.”

Class of 2019 Secretary:

Bridget Vasques

Bridget Vasques ’19 could not be reached for a comment at this time.

Class of 2020 President:

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Liam Arteaga 

What is your class year and major?

“I am a part of the class of 2020, and I am a Psychology: Health & Counseling major, with a minor in Biology.”

Why do you think you’re the best candidate for the position? What do you plan to do?

“I think I am the best candidate for this position because I already have a year of experience in the SGA. As the vice president this year, I have developed leadership, organizational, and delegation skills. I plan to have more events for our class, like de-stressor events for finals, get more designs and create more class apparel, and also get honey mustard in the dining hall more often (we found it was a hot button issue at our class meetings this semester.)”

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Giuliana Sannella

What is your class year and major?

“Class of 2020/Major: Communications Minor: Marketing”

Why do you think you’re the best candidate for the position? What do you plan to do?

“I believe I am the best candidate for the position because I have held multiple leadership positions in the past and I have extensive experience. I plan to work closely and consistently with all of those in my graduating class, in order to make our sophomore year wonderful!”

 

 

Class of 2020 Vice President:

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Jessica Gavin

What is your class year and major?

“I am part of the class of 2020. I am planning to major in Political Science and History with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies.”

Why do you think you’re the best candidate for the position? What do you plan to do?

“I think I am well suited for this position because of my various leadership positions in high school. Additionally, on campus I am a member of History Club and work two on-campus jobs. Through of these activities, I have been able to interact with a variety of different people on campus. I believe student government is about working on behalf of all students, and my experiences working with a wide array of students on campus already will help me be better equipped for this role.

If elected, I want to make sure everyone in the class of 2020 feels as though they have a voice. I am an approachable person, and I am always open to suggestions and new ideas. I want to hear students’ ideas for events or ways to improve our Emmanuel community. I want to help new clubs and ensure they have enough funds and resources to be successful. I have had a lot of great experiences through History Club, and I want to ensure others can do the same. Additionally, I want to work with commuter students to make sure their needs are being met. I am also dedicated to making sure sophomore pining is a success.”

Photo provided by Giselle Gonzales ’20

Giselle Gonzales

What is your class year and major?

“I am part of the Class of 2020. I plan on double majoring in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and Economics.”

Why do you think you’re the best candidate for the position? What do you plan to do?

“I am the right candidate for Class Vice-President because I actually want to make students voices and ideas heard. I ran for VP last semester and although I lost in the final voting round, I would like a second chance for serving my peers as a representative in the SGA. My previous leadership experiences in high school through the SGA and clubs has prepared me to plan and organize information and events for my peers. I feel as though the SGA is sometimes out of reach of the average student and that is something I want to change. I want to help bring the voices of the students to the table and have the SGA hear their opinions. I would want to work with our class president to hold monthly meetings to gather the concerns of the students and ideas they have for student events that would actually engage them. I want to be on the SGA for my peers. I would love to plan and organize events such as a winter ball or formal which would be enjoyed by all students.”

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Parker West

What is your class year and major?

“Currently, I am a first-year student here at Emmanuel and I am planning to major in English: Communications and Media Studies with a minor in Graphic Design.”

Why do you think you’re the best candidate for the position? What do you plan to do?

“I believe that I am the best candidate for the position because I have the necessary experience to fulfill the position. Throughout high school, I was actively involved in Student Council and I was a class officer during my freshman and senior years. In addition, I have held other leadership positions during my high school years such as the treasurer for the Community Service Club and the Ambassador of the Travel Club. Finally, I recently joined the Emmanuel College Admissions Ambassador team. This team is made up of students who are sociable individuals who are actively involved on campus. Qualities such as strong communication skills as well as great involvement on campus are two crucial characteristics of a leader. If I were elected Vice President, I would do work hard to represent the voices of the students, maintain class traditions, and do my part by serving on the SGA Constitution Committee.”

Class of 2020 Treasurer:

Photo provided by Jacquelyn Schneider ’20

Jacquelyn Schneider

What is your class year and major?

“I am in the class of 2020 and plan on being a bio major with a concentration in health sciences.”

Why do you think you’re the best candidate for the position? What do you plan to do?

“I think I am the best candidate for this position because I have already held this position for two semesters and I think I have done a great job working with the finance committee. In the fall we plan on purchasing class of 2020 apparel.”

 

Class of 2020 Secretary:

Abby Snow

Abby Snow ’20 could not be reached for a comment at this time.

Sabrina Tessitore ’20 is a Staff Writer for The Hub. She can be contacted at tessitores@emmanuel.edu and on Twitter @Sabrina_Tess.

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