North Carolina Newspapers

    September 20,1995
Campus News
Meet your "User-friendly" SGA leaders
by: Robin Hollingsworth
Meredith has a long tradition of
student government. Now in its
ninth decade of service to the
student body, the SGA continues to
dedicate itself to the high standards
it established in 1905. The execu
tive committee is comprised of the
SGA officers and presidents of
various organizations. Together
they hope to represent the differ
ent views of the student body.
June Holland, a senior biology
major, serves as SGA president.
June is looking forward to a year of
building unity and increasing
communication between the SGA
and students. She encourages
everyone to feel free to come by
SGA meetings to vocalize any
concerns and reminds us that
otherwise the SGA may not be
aware of the issue. June, a Holly
Springs native, is also actively
involved in Alpha Lambda Delta,
Beta Beta Beta, and Kappa Nu
Sigma. She loves the peaceful
atmosphere, scenery, and friendly
faces here at Meredith.
Our SGA vice-president. Erica
Balmer, is a junior biology major
from Prince George, Virginia. She
stays busy as a Senate Chair,
member of Alpha Lambda Delta,
and the 1st Baptist Church college
group. Erica is hopeful to see
progress made in the area of male
visitation. She requests that students
participate in and heartily support
student activities. Erica is anticipat
ing a great year full of new opportu
nities and challenges.
Danielle Taylor is excited to be SGA
secretary. A junior child develop
ment and elementary ed. major,
Danielle’s parents live in Alaska. She
is actively involved as president of
the Latter Day Saint Student Associa
tion and as president of the Inter
faith Council. Danielle’s aim is to
increase communication between
students and faculty and she prom
ises to take care of any concerns you
may put in her hands. Her love of
Meredith stems from the network of
tradition and sisterhood.
Sophomore Melissa Ray is SGA
treasurer, as well as president of
Alpha Lambda Delta, treasurer of
College Democrats, and a member of
the History/Politics club. An Ameri
can Civ./Politics major from
Zebulan, she hopes to increase
campus awareness of the SGA.
Melissa is open to suggestions and
asserts that your concerns are
likewise those of the SGA. She
challenges everyone to the tune of
an ancient proverb “Be not afraid of
going slowly, be only afraid of
standing stiU”. Melissa most loves the
“Spaces Available for Fall Leadership Conference”
Each year the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development
offers a Fall Leadership Conference. The main objective is to provide
organizations and their members with great ideas and helpful informa
tion to use throughout the year. It is also an opportunity for students to
gain leadership skills.
This year the conference is opening extra spaces for any Meredith
student who would be interested in attending. Please take advantage of
this wonderful opponunity. You will meet other Meredith students,
interact with speakers and leave with insightful information. The day will
include a keynote speaker, an alumnae panel, break-out sessions on
assertiveness and business etiquette, and a general session on the Social
Change Model for Leadership Development. The conference is centered
around the theme “Leaders Under Construaion: Blueprints for Change.”
The number of spaces available is limited and will be filled on a first-
come, first-serve basis. If you are interested in attending the conference,
please call the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development
at x8333.
TAKING ACTION: Student leaders represent the Student Body at various
funaions throughout the year. If you have any concerns or issues that
you would like to see discussed look for these feces on campus.
faculty here at Meredith for their
helping hands and generous
The SGA member-at-large is
Amanda McCullen, a prospective
biology major. Amanda hails from
Goldsboro and as a freshman is
already serving the SGA and
yearbook staffs. She is exhilarated
about the opponunity to make a
difference through the SGA.
Already she loves the friendly faces
of the Meredith campus and
requests anyone to call her who
wishes to voice their concerns.
Ashley Peay from Clinton serves as
Elections Board Chair in addition to
Herald Layout Editor and vice-
president of the Colten English
club and a member of Phis. She
hopes to see the SGA pull together
and for each branch to represent
Meredith’s voice to the best of its
ability. Ashley advocates that
everyone become as involved as
possible, and instead of waiting for
change, to go to the SGA with your
suggestions and make them
happen! The special family bond
we create is what Ashley loves best
about MC.
Carmen Prevette, a senior account
ing major from Salisbury, is RHB
chair. She is enthusiastic about the
variety of opportunities available for
the Meredith community. She
participates in the Accounting
Association, Tomorrow’s Business
Women, and the Programming and
Service boards. This year she is
dedicated to encouraging more
students to take advantage of on-
campus activities. Carmen recom
mends that all students get involved
in MC events and make the most of
their college years.
Student Life Chair is senior Amy
Harper. Amy also takes part in the
Junior Woman’s club. Tomorrow’s
Business Women, and is an Account
ing/Business major from Durham.
She is eagerly anticipating the Oct.
5th student forum “Free Your Mind”
held at 7 in the chapel. She hopes all
of you will attend to address your
issues to the SGA. Her favorite
aspects of the Meredith experience
are the people and traditions.
See Leaders Page 6

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