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This item originally appeared in the May 6, 2004 issue of The Tech Talk.

By RINDY METCALF

Staff Writer

Kimberly Ludwig, a senior business management and entrepreneurship major, has been elected Student Government Association president after the April 28 and 29 elections.

Ludwig had 1,002 votes.pponents Daniel Seuzeneau and Nick Judice had 680 and 157 votes, respectively.

"I'm very excited the student body wants me to lead them," Ludwig said. "Great things will happen next year, and I'm excited to be a part of that."

The Student Self-Assessed Fee was also passed, with 1,244 votes for it, 533 votes against it and 173 abstains.

Election results were announced after 4 p.m. April 29 in Tolliver Hall by Avery Hooker, SGA commissioner of elections and a junior medical technology major.

Ludwig said she wants to implement an internship program with alumni, a program where students can register their books online and buy books from other students and organize more student activities.

"The biggest thing is that we want to voice what the students want and what their concerns are," she said.

Lindsay Mencacci, a junior biology major, was elected SGA vice president; Emily Allison, a sophomore marketing major, was elected SGA treasurer and Lindsey Bergeron, a senior speech communications major, was elected SGA secretary.

Barry Morales, adviser to SGA and director of student development, oversaw the election procedures and served on the committee that formulated the student fee proposal.

"Next year's group will continue a trend of greatness; I look forward to working with them," Morales said.

Morales also said next year's SGA is a responsible group and takes their job seriously because they represent the student body.

Students also voted on class presidents and senators.

Kristy Stephens, a senior animal biology major, was elected senior class president while Jacquelyn Adcock, a senior biology major, and Lynsie Fielder, a senior speech communications major, were elected senior class senators.

Sarah Tidwell, a junior family and child studies major, was voted junior class president while Mckinna Dartez, a sophomore professional aviation major, and Martha Workman, a junior English major, were voted junior class senators.

Klark Kent, a sophomore professional aviation major, was voted sophomore class president. Amanda James, a sophomore journalism major, and Sheena Kelley, a freshman medical technology major, were elected sophomore class senators.

College senators were also picked.

Sophomore biology majors Melissa Kelly and Jared Moss and Shannin Watkins, a sophomore medical technology major, were elected senators of the College of Applied and Natural Sciences.

Pat Dunn, a junior marketing major; Kyle Matthieson, a junior business major; and John Prine, a sophomore business management and entrepreneurship major, were voted College of Administration and Business senators.

Sophomore mechanical engineering majors Natalie Davidson and Nicole Kumse; Brandon Davis, a freshman electrical engineering major; and Matt Magnuson, a junior biomedical engineering major, were elected senators of the College of Engineering and Science.

The College of Education gained Candice Breaux, a senior math education major; Chuck Brouillette, a junior art education major; Skye Brister, a junior psychology and Spanish double major; Kassi Jones, a junior psychology major; and AnnMarie Kees, a freshman elementary education major, as senators.

Kyle Aguillard, a junior professional aviation management major; Elaine Eaton, a freshman speech communications major; Keri Kuhnell, a freshman political science major; Mindy Nunez, a senior political science major; and Kirk Sweeny, a junior professional aviation major, were elected senators of the College of Liberal Arts.

Jennifer Porter, SGA president and a graduate student of industrial organizational psychology, said the incoming SGA officers are incredibly hard working.

"They will take SGA further than it has ever been," Porter said.

An induction ceremony was held Tuesday for the new SGA officers.


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