The winners of the Reinhardt University student senate election have been announced.
The 2016-2017 election, which took place Sept. 12-14, gave Reinhardt University students the opportunity to vote for representatives to fill several student positions in RU’s Student Government Association. The winners are as follows:
- Levi Cochran, Freshman male residence hall
- Adrian Hayes, Upperclassman male residence halls
- Hannah Hale, Freshman female residence halls
- Aubrey Woods, Upperclassman female residence halls
- Jorge Ramirez and Rebecca Braswell, Commuter representatives
- Representative from each class:
- Freshman: Wessly Soronellas
- Sophomore: Avery Miller
- Junior: Kristen Holder
- Senior: Charlotte Davenport
- Katie Hale, Intercollegiate Athletics Representative
- Aleah Cooper and Talyn Owens, Two representatives from the student body at large
Owens, a sophomore sport studies major, saw the opportunity to serve as a way to give back.
“I want to be able to represent RU as a whole,” said Owens. “I feel that within this position, I will be able to get my name out there, to not only represent the school and company, but also my family.”
Following the results, Student Body President Katie Purcell offered her congratulations to all of the winners.
“I look forward to the upcoming year with these great leaders; I know we will accomplish a lot this year,” said Purcell. “I congratulate all of the winners on this opportunity to help voice student’s opinions, and I am excited to continue to improve SGA with these student leaders.”
Purcell also notes her satisfaction with the level of student involvement and support during the election process.
“We had about 150 students come out and vote for this Senate election,” said Purcell. “I was really pleased with the amount of applications we had for this election, and I hope it encourages other students to apply for future positions with Student Government.”
Although the elected positions have been filled, Purcell explained there are other ways students can get involved in SGA.
“Students need to know that our meetings are open; just because they aren’t on the senate doesn’t mean they can’t be there,” said Purcell. “I would encourage any student that would like to voice their opinion, or just sit in on a meeting, to come and join us on Monday nights at 7 p.m. in the Glasshouse.”
Written By: Adria Mulrooney. Photo Credit: Madeline Hervey