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Meet the SGA Executive Position Candidates

This year The Hub profiled all the candidates running for executive positions within the election. The Primary Elections take place April 17 and 18.

Executive President:

Photo provided by Eric Cote ’18

Eric Cote

What is your class year and major?

“I am a member of the Class of 2018. I am a Political Science major, concentrating in American Government and politics; minoring in History and on the Pre-Law track.”

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

“I feel as though I am the best candidate for the position because, over the past three years, I have been blessed to have gotten to know so many on this campus. It is with this experience on the SGA and the comprehension of what this campus needs that best qualifies me for the SGA. I have quite a few goals for the upcoming year. As we all know, a campus hotspot, the Dunkin Donuts at the gas station has recently been closed. Well I believe that it is time that Emmanuel gets a coffee shop of its own. I look forward to advocating for this and other student needs next year.”

Executive Vice President:

Photo provided by Jessie Wang ’19

Jessie Wang

What is your class year and major?

“I’m a member of the Class of 2019 and my major is Psychology with a concentration in Health and Counseling and a minor in Business Management.”

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 of my longstanding dedication to the SGA (as I’ve been serving on it since the beginning of my freshmen year) and to the betterment of our school as a whole; as well as my passion to make positive changes and differences on our campus. Through my position, I plan on redefining how the SGA is viewed and tweaking ways in which it operates. I want to renew SGA members’ passion for serving our individual classes and Emmanuel students as a whole. I will push to create a more welcoming environment in our weekly SGA meetings and renew the unity within the individual senate boards and executive board, so that we can function as a more cohesive and supportive unit. I would also like to further our relationship with administers on this campus so that we can communicate student needs to each other better. The Executive Vice President position also entails acting as a mentor to the first year officers, which I think I am best suited for as I acted as the President of my own class in my Freshmen year, supplying me with both the knowledge and experience to help in guiding the first year board through their first year on the SGA. Ultimately, I would like to pursue ideas that will lead to more student involvement on campus, better represent the needs of our student population to higher ups, redefine the image of the SGA on this campus, and act as a resource to fellow members of the SGA, clubs and organizations on campus, and Emmanuel students as a whole, as we continue to take our school into the next era.”

Commuter Representative: 

Michael Hogarty ’19 could not be reached to make a comment at this time.

Resident Representative: 

Sarah Nickles ’19 could not be reached to make a comment at this time.

Photo provided by Kai Uehara ’20

Kai Uehara

What is your class year and major?

“I’m a member of the class of 2020, and I’m planning to be a Secondary Education & History major.”

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

“I think that I am the best candidate for this position because I am very passionate about SGA, and I am very interested in helping the entire campus. As the resident representative I would tackle whatever issues that our students feel are most important about life on campus, and one issue that has bothered me, and many of the people that I’ve talked to about this, is the functionality of our meal swipes. I don’t like how we can’t use meal swipes to pay for guests (but are instead limited to a certain number of guest passes), that we can’t use meal swipes to get whatever we want in the atrium, and other issues like that. Besides these specific problems, I know that there are others things that can be improved around campus, and I know that as the Executive Resident Representative, I would constantly be reaching out to the student body, and finding out about other issues that also need to be addressed, and that I would make sure that they are being addressed.”

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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