Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) recently finished Student Body Government elections for the 2014-15 year earlier this month. The final elections resulted in Chaney Scott, freshman representative, Sydney Reynolds, sophomore representative, Sabrina Terrell, treasurer, Veronica Dzul-Garcia, reporter, and Shelly Swicegood, parliamentarian. The newly elected officers along with current officers Tim Taylor, president, Hanna Minson, vice president, Mattie Moore, secretary, and senators-at-large Ashlynd Pleus and Breanna Barngrover make up the college’s Student Body Government officer team. The officer team is made up of individuals who come from different areas and states.
“I am very excited about the upcoming year and what this group of students will bring forward to improve NEO. Each of the students elected are very enthusiastic and motivated to make things happen. They have already come forward with several great ideas for improvements,” said Amy Ishmael, vice president of student affairs. “The team is involved with many things on and around campus throughout the year. From getting students moved in during Welcome Week to being a part of the graduation in May, the students get to be engaged in many different areas of NEO’s campus.”
The officers have an office in the student center located in the Student Union. Office times will be posted, and they are there for any questions or concerns the students might have. SBG serves as the “voice” of the students to the administration. They represent the entire student body and bring forth new ideas, potential changes, and issues the students are facing. They work directly with the administration to ensure the students’ needs are met and issues are resolved. SBG hosts many activities and events throughout the year, and they are responsible for approving new campus organizations and allocating funds for each of the clubs and organizations.
“Being involved in SBG has provided so many opportunities for me and my fellow officers. We have the chance to represent our school and student body at a variety of activities throughout the year. One of the best parts of being an officer is the people we get to network with and the connections we make with leaders in our community. I love hearing ideas from others on how to improve campus life and the feedback we get when we try something new. NEO has changed my life and opened my eyes to so much more, and I strive to give others the same feeling as being an SBG officer,” Moore said.
Arkansas Sabrina Terrell, mass communication, Springdale Indiana Ashlynd Pleus, nursing, Columbia City Missouri Chaney Scott, agriculture, Anderson Mattie Moore, agriculture, Harrisonville Oklahoma Shelly Swicegood, psychology major, Colcord Breanna Barngrover, natural resource ecology management, Sand Springs Tim Taylor, agriculture education, Vinita Hanna Minson, agriculture education, Vinita Veronica Dzul-Garcia, psychology, Vinita Washington Sydney Reynolds, agriculture, Pullman