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This item originally appeared in the April 1, 2004 issue of The Tech Talk.

By RINDY METCALF

Staff Writer

Applications for all Student Government Association positions are now available in the SGA offices, located in Tolliver Hall.

Avery Hooker, SGA commissioner of elections and a senior medical technology major, said every student is eligible to run for college senator and the president or senator of his or her class.

Students interested in running for executive offices have other qualifications they must meet.

"Students who want to run for treasurer or secretary had to have been in SGA before in an elected position," Hooker said.

Other qualification rules are available in the application packet.

Jennifer Porter, SGA president and senior marketing major, said applicants must acquire 100 signatures to nominate them and a $30 deposit before the mandatory informational meeting 4 p.m. April 16 in Davison Hall, Room 113.

"[At the meeting] we will go over election and campaigning rules to make sure everyone has heard them," Porter said.

"They will also take their picture for the online ballot at that time."

Porter said elections will begin at 9 a.m. April 28 and end at 3 p.m. April 29. A run-off election is scheduled for May 3, if necessary.

Students who become SGA members are also eligible to become members of other organizations such as the Technology Fee Board, the Behavioral Standards Committee and various Food Services committees.

"SGA is for students who want to serve other students," Porter said. "It is for students who want to make a difference, have ideas to improve Tech and who take an active role in the university."

For more information, call the SGA office at 257-4565.


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