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May 01

2012

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2012-2013 Executive Board

On Sunday, at the Student Life Awards, the 2012-2013 Executive Board was inducted into their positions.  Meet your new Executive Board members!

President: Courtney Beauregard ‘13

Major(s): Elementary Education and International Studies
Hometown: Northbridge, MA
Campus Involvement: Peer Mentor, Student Ambassador, Kappa Delta Pi-International Education Society, Education Society, Honors Program, Developing Fundraising Leaders Institute
Favorite Stonehill Memory: Last year was my first year as a Peer Mentor and the whole week and a half was my favorite time at Stonehill. Getting to know the other Peer Mentors, being able to show off Stonehill and the college experience to the first years, and being completely clad in purple made it my favorite memory of Stonehill.
Fun Fact: One day I want to have traveled to all 50 states.

Vice-President: Lauren Melaugh ‘13

Major(s):  International Studies and Art History major with a Business minor
Hometown: Medfield, MA
Campus Involvement: Peer Mentor, Student Ambassador, Club Ultimate Frisbee, Admissions Operations Assistant, Art Gallery Assistant
Favorite Stonehill Memory: This semester’s Frisbee home tournament when we went 5-0 to win the tournament
Fun Fact: I went skydiving in Western Massachusetts through an RA program last fall

Treasurer: Matt McCormack ‘13

Major(s):  Accounting with an Economics minor
Hometown: North Kingston, RI
Campus Involvement: Peer Mentor, TA Program, International Internship, Accounting Association, Club Ultimate Frisbee, Hall Council, Movie/Comedy, Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Honors Society), Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honors Society), and Lambda Epsilon Sigma (Schoolwide Honor Society)
Favorite Stonehill Memory: Storming the court after the basketball team won the NE-10 Championship this year
Fun Fact: I’m color-blind.

Secretary: Melissa Beaumont ‘13

Major(s):  Political Science/International Studies with a French minor
Hometown: Southington, CT
Campus Involvement: Peer Mentor, Chapel Choir, Volunteering at Holy Cross Family Ministries and the animal shelter, Intramural sports
Favorite Stonehill Memory: Living in the Sem Freshman year and meeting most of my good friends there. Also, being on the Peer mentor team last year!
Fun Fact: I got to see Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama speak in person while I’ve been interning DC! Plus my absolute favor color is purple and most almost everything I own is purple!

Finance Chair: Terry Rose ‘13

Major(s):  Math & Physics
Hometown: Norwood, MA
Campus Involvement: Ultimate Disc, Animal Shelter Volunteer, Intramurals
Favorite Stonehill Memory: Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience during summer 2011
Fun Fact: Life goal is to travel to another planet

Programming Chair: Rachel Ness ‘13

Major(s):  Communications & Psychology
Hometown: Rollinsford, NH (the population is about the size of Stonehill!)
Campus Involvement: SGA, of course! Student Ambassador, dance club. Before being elected, I was treasurer of Programming, sophomore year I was president of the Heights Hall Council, I’ve been on a HOPE trip to NOLA and I am currently studying abroad in Florence.
Favorite Stonehill Memory: Midnight madness… I look forward to it every year! Also judging Mr. Stonehill this year!
Fun Fact: I’ve been dancing since I was three

Diversity Chair: Julie Kelly ‘13

Major(s):  Interdisciplinary Studies- Anthropology
Hometown: Watertown, CT
Campus Involvement: Resident Assistant, ABS Program, Football Coach’s Assistant, Women’s Center Board of Advisors, Anthropology Society, PRIDE
Favorite Stonehill Memory: When the entire men’s rugby team stopped a match and verbally opposed a competitor’s use of a derogatory slur in the middle of a game against Framingham State University. I’ve never been more proud to be a Skyhawk.
Fun Fact: I recently went cage diving off the coast of South Africa with Great White Sharks without concern… But I am terrified of jellyfish!

 

Apr 23

2012

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$50,000 Campaign Winner!

The results of our $50,000 campaign are in. After a month long campaign to solicit ideas from the student body, SGA is proud to announce that the winner is our Sustainability Package option.

The Sustainability Package includes a number of water bottle filers, multi-stream recycling bins, and energy saving motion sensor lights. A combination package of these sustainability tools will help Stonehill reduce waste and energy consumption as well as help students practice a more sustainability lifestyle.

The SGA E-Board is currently meeting with staff from the Facilities, Purchasing, and Operations Departments to lay-out an implementation plan. The plan will cover the installation of the water bottle filers and motion sensor lights over the summer months. The E-Board will also deeply consider placement of the Sustainability package items to ensure maximum effectiveness.

We would like to thank all of the students, faculty, and staff who made this $50,000 campaign a huge success. SGA prides itself on incorporating the many voices of their constituents into a proactive movement for Stonehill at large. Our work is only a small example of how organized, efficient, and inspired students can change the Stonehill community for the better.

 

 

Feb 14

2012

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Changes APPROVED within SGA

The Student Senate has been working hard for the past four weeks on perfecting a new structural organization to the Student Government Association that will increase the representation of the student body within SGA.  After four meetings of working on positions, their descriptions, and their purposes, the Senate today passed with an almost unanimous vote to approve the new structure.

 

The major changes occurred within the Class Committees, completely altering the positions and their roles and responsibilities within the committee.  The mission of the committee was also changed, as in the past, it was more “programming” based and beginning next year it will be more “issue” based, meaning that the committees will work to address student concerns and questions instead of hosting social events.

 

The role of the Programming Committee has also changed too, transitioning from an active role to an advisory position, passing off its traditional programs to its subcommittees and serving as an advisory role in the organization and planning of its subcommittee events.

 

For a more complete description of the structural changes made, click here to download the Word document.

 

A special congratulations to our Executive Board and Student Senate for working to approve a change aimed at improving the mission of the Student Government Association!

 

 

Feb 05

2012

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SGA Launch Party

Last night, a hundred or so students gathered in the Martin Auditorium to witness the unveiling of the new SGA blog and new SGA logo, as well as hear about the proposed structural changes that the Executive Board has brought to Senate.

 

The event featured ten tables, all showcasing different elements of SGA.  One included information about upcoming elections, as nominations for Executive Board elections start this month, with nominations for general elections beginning at the end of March.  Another table featured the Executive Board’s Diversity & Inclusion pledge, allowing students to sign their names to pledge against incidents of bias and hate, an initiative the Executive Board started last fall.  Other tables featured upcoming events for different clubs and organizations, as well as for the Programming Committee. Another table showcased this new blog, as well as gave out information on how to follow SGA at our social media accounts.

 

A very popular table allowed students to give their input on how SGA should give back to the campus using the leftover funds from the SGA account at the end of the year.  Executive Finance Chair Anthony Toppi explained to students how funds aren’t always used and the Executive Board has the ability to use them at the end of the year, and they believe the best way to spend the funds is to ask the students what they want to see.  If you have any suggestions on how the money should be spent, click on the Suggestions tab and leave a comment!  You can also tweet at our Twitter account, using the hash tag #SGA50000.

Students listen to Anthony Toppi as he explains how the $50,000 works

Giveaways featuring our new logo were given out, as well as a couple of raffle prizes including a pair of ice skates to be used on the new rink and spring weekend bracelets.  All in all, the event was a huge success and we hope everyone had a great time!

The Executive Board with their advisor Jim Hermelbracht, wearing sweatshirts featuring the new logo of SGA