2006-07 Student Government Executive Council Elected

March 27, 2006

Executive Council for 2006-07After three weeks of elections, and a fourth for special elections, more than 50 student leadership positions were filled. New leaders will be installed at 5 p.m. March 29 in Francis Auditorium, followed by the traditional SGA Banquet, where outgoing officers and the college’s administration honor the new leaders. Outgoing officers will also be “roasted” at the banquet — a tribute in which honorees are alternately praised and insulted.

New Executive Council:

Alison KaufmannPresident Alison Kaufmann ’07
Hometown:North Canton, Ohio
Major/Minor:marketing communication
Other Activities:President’s Society, Orientation co-chair, Student Alumnae/i Relations Society (STARS), Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE),Bluestocking, Alpha Lambda Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa
Why did you run for this position?My passion for Mary Baldwin and SGA
What are your goals for next year?I look forward to working with future leaders of Mary Baldwin and encouraging student participation in student government. I am excited to serve students. With the Mary BaldwinA, we can all lead the way to a stronger, even more inclusive student population.

Belena StuartVice President Belena Stuart ’08
Hometown:Floyd, Virginia
Major/Minor:Asian studies and international relations/leadership
Other Activities:peer mentor, peer advisor, Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL) corps of cadets, President’s Society, Woodson 3 senator, Anime Club, and attempting to found an Asian Student Union
Why did you run for this position?Because I love Senate.
What are your goals for next year?To see the members of Senate being more engaged on campus.

Lacy WoodSecretary Lacy Wood ’07
Hometown:McLean, Virginia
Major/Minor:Business/Leadership Studies
Other Activities:VWIL, STARS, Field Hockey, Swimming
Why did you run for this position?I have been an active member of Senate for two years now and I wanted to be a more active member of the Student Government representing the Student Body as a whole.
What are your goals for next year?My goals for next year are to continue the fluent lines of communication and help the student body to become more aware of who EC is and what we do.

Nia JonesTreasurer Nia Jones ’08
Hometown:Naples, Italy — by way of Woodbridge, Virginia
Major/Minor:Healthcare Administration/sociology
Other Activities:Anointed Voices of Praise, Black Student Alliance, Honor Council
Why did you run for this position?To make a difference in our community. I know how important our clubs on campus are, and I wanted to contribute to the growth of clubs on campus through the Inter Club Council (ICC).
What are your goals for next year?To make students more aware of ICC and what it is and does.

Patricia GraceResidence Hall Association (RHA) Chairwoman Patricia Grace ’07
Hometown:Bradenton, Florida
Major/Minor:chemistry/Spanish and music
Other Activities:Circle K International, American Chemical Society, chemistry teaching assistant, Virginia Migrant Worker tutor, flute quartets
Why did you run for this position?I have an intense passion for RHA and working to better the Mary Baldwin community. RHA is such a fun and important organization on campus, I wanted to continue to be a part of it and contribute some of my ideas and passions.
What are your goals for next year?I really want to work on increasing student awareness about RHA, as we have done this year. We serve as the bridge between residents and student life groups. I want students to know what RHA does for them, and what else it can do. I also hope to continue programs that are identified with our organization and create new ones that unify our campus community.

Dea TurnerHonor Council Chairwoman Dea Turner ’07
Hometown:Newport News, Virginia
Major/minor:arts management with music emphasis/ministry
Other Activities:Anointed Voices of Praise, Black Student Alliance, Quest, Senate co-chair, Student Life Peer Educator
Why did you run for this position?I have been a member of the Honor Council since May Term my freshman year. I have always believed in the Honor System and I want to give back to my community.
What are your goals for next year?As Honor Council chairwoman I want to educate the campus on the codes. For instance, students need to become more aware of plagiarism and how easily it can happen.

Samantha AdatoJudicial Board Chairwoman Samantha Adato ’08
Hometown:Colonial Heights, Virginia
Major/Minor:computer information systems/computer science
Other Activities:Colleges Against Cancer, SIFE, Relay for Life
Why did you run for this position?To help inform and educate campus about what the Judicial Board does.
What are your goals for next year?To have a unified board and educate the campus about the Judicial codes and ways to have fun while still abiding by them.

Sade AraballoBaldwin Program Board (BPB) Chairwoman Sade Araballo ’07
Hometown:Clinton, Maryland
Other Activities:Caribbean Student Association president, Libations treasurer, BPB publicity chairwoman
Why did you run for this position?I believe that I am experienced and have the qualities that allow me to handle this position. I love to have fun and I want to see other people enjoy their college years at Mary Baldwin. I know that I am capable of helping with the social programs on campus.
What are your goals for next year?With BPB’s current survey, I am going to make sure that students get the programs they want on campus.

Other students elected to leadership positions include:

  • BPB social chairwoman: Chantel Brac&eacute ’08
  • BPB special events chairwoman: Ming Yi Fu ’07
  • Lead advocate: McCall Carter ’07
  • Senior class president: Erin Baker ’07
  • Senior class vice president: Cami Roa ’07
  • Senior class secretary: Aminata Turay ’07
  • Senior class treasurer: Erin Lewis ’07
  • Junior class president: Leah Roberts ’08
  • Junior class vice president: Ashley Graves ’08
  • Junior class secretary: Joanette Rodriguez ’08
  • Junior class treasurer: Noel Iskandar ’08
  • Sophomore class president: Whitney Baldwin ’09
  • Sophomore class secretary: Gigi Gorman ’09
  • Student advocate: Noel Iskandar ’08

Judicial Board

  • Emilia Pranarova ’07
  • Santana Christian ’07
  • Ashley Langston ’09
  • Janell Henderson ’09
  • Cynthia Rodriguez ’09

Honor Council

  • Christina Barry ’07
  • Jessica Leccadito ’07
  • Erin Lewis ’07
  • Azada Hussaini ’08
  • Christi Davidson ’08
  • Sarah Wisecup ’09
  • Kristin Manigault ’09
  • Gevi Rosales ’09

Student Media Leaders

  • BluestockingCo-Editor: Trisha Vaughan ’08
  • BluestockingCo-Editor: Katie Lukhart ’08
  • BluestockingBusiness Manager: Katy Hanson ’08
  • Campus CommentsEditor: Star LaBranche ’07
  • Mary Baldwin-TV Production Manager: Michele Harris ’08
  • Mary Baldwin-TV Broadcast Manager: Leia Atwell ’08