The Student Government Association 2021-22 leadership held its first meeting Thursday in Memorial Auditorium.
SGA President Riley Brown opened the meeting with a welcome. He expressed excitement for the new school year and for the first in-person meeting of 2021.
Brown announced the presentation of awards for SGA staff, faculty and administration member of the year during the meeting. Chase Slenker, vice president of budget and finance presented the staff award to Raven Francis. Ashley Smith, senator for the college of education and human services, gave the faculty award to Lynn Baynum, an SU professor in the education department. Brown presented the administration award to Christopher Clarke, executive director of operations.
Following these, Slenker announced the SGA Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) scholarship winners: Ra’Shay Gabrell, Elisa Hutzell, Sydney Morgan, Tyler Leisher, Erin Gibbons, Chante Robinson, Daulton Zeaman, Lauren Bryant, Olivia Chovanes, Ezekiel Oghende and Mattie Round.
To apply for the scholarship individuals had to be a returning undergraduate student, be a PSECU member and submit a short essay.
Moving on to new business, several new senators were appointed. Amanda LaVana was appointed as the female athletics senator, Katie Fischetti was appointed as the transfer student senator and Shadai Joyner was moved from being the transfer student senator to the non-traditional student senator.