Students Elected to Student Government
On Wednesday, April 17, 2014, the newly elected Student Government Association (SGA) President Louie Colella and Vice President Macy Nachman were inaugurated into their new positions by taking the oath of office at Brandywine’s Leadership Recognition Night.
Colella is currently a freshman at Brandywine, and is an accounting major. He has been active in SGA throughout the year, starting as Freshman Representative Chair, Secretary, and then most recently, he moved his way up to Vice-President.
When the call for candidates for the new SGA leaders was made, Colella chose Nachman as his running mate. She too is a freshman and a communications major. She has mainly participated in SGA this past year on the executive board as the main secretary.
However, Colella and Nachman did not run unopposed. In previous weeks, the Colella-Nachman ticket had to campaign against their opponents, Moriah Nemiah and Justin Perry. Both Nemiah and Perry also served on SGA as senators, and are currently freshman.
During the debate that was open to the entire campus to observe and participate, students had the chance to ask both tickets questions about their visions, goals and plans for SGA next year. After the debate, the online voting booth was open for all students to cast their vote for the next President and Vice President.
In an interview with Colella about his goals for SGA and the Brandywine campus for the 2014-2015 school year as the newly elected President, he seemed eager to bring the campus community closer together.
“We plan on creating a bridge between the student body and student affairs at Brandywine,” Colella said. “SGA works very closely with Student Affairs and we hope to spread their knowledge on student life throughout the year by creating fun well thought out events that everyone will enjoy.”
Colella said some of those events will happen outside scheduled class times.
“Macy and I plan to bring big, fun events to campus but we also plan on having small events on a day to day basis to give everyone something to do,” Colella said.
Nachman is anxious to get started as well.
“Our first goal is to bring Brandywine closer together by putting together fun events on campus like spirit days, pep rallies, carnivals and bonfires,” Nachman said. “We are planning to add a Charity Committee chair so we can better help raise money for on-campus charity organizations, like THON.”
Any students can participate in SGA. If interested, Colella can be reached at email@example.com.
Lion’s Eye Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org