“A group of students for the students.”

SGA exists to enrich the MVNU experience. 
It is the purpose of SGA to journey alongside our fellow students
and to foster an environment that encourages holistic growth.

Core values of SGA: 

Accountability,   Excellence,   Guidance,

 Hospitality,   Inclusivity,   Involvement, 

Positivity, Representation, Service


Ethan Briggs

Student Body President

SGA.StudentBodyPresident@mvnu.edu

Class 2015

Major Social Work 

Minor Psychology

Mailbox # B-2116

Hobbies
Spending time with family and friends, laughing, boating, and taking naps

Mac or PC? Mac

Favorite Sports
Soccer and Volleyball

Goals for the Year 

  • Visit freshmen living areas once a month
  • Have a forum with students to receive feedback and input on campus life

 

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
— Dr. Seuss

Brooke Whetsell

VP of Community Life

SGA.VPofCommunityLife@mvnu.edu

Find joy in the ordinary.

Class 2015

Major Social Work

Minor Non-Profit Management

Hobbies 
Hiking, reading, and watching movies

Mac or PC? Mac

Favorite Sports 
Softball and Tennis

Goals for the Year 

  • I want to attend one event or meeting that each club does 
  • I would love to see more people involved in clubs and events so my goal is to seek out new people and help them get connected

Molly Landis

VP of Academic Life

SGA.VPofAcademicLife@mvnu.edu

Class 2015

Majors 
Integrated Math Education
Mathematics

Hobbies
Ceramics, running, cycling, and reading

Mac or PC? PC

Favorite Sport Soccer

Goals for the Year  

  • Working with different departments to bridge the gaps between all of the different majors on campus
  • Selling tickets and advertising events downtown at Hunter Hall and the Buchwald.
  • Working with Academic support to set up study groups for different departments.
If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.
— T.D. Jakes

Rev. Ryan Smith

VP of Social Life

SGA.VPofSocialLife@mvnu.edu

I am Silas Ramsbottom. Bottom hahhahah

Class 2015

Major Youth Ministry

Hobbies
Working out and DEATH HACK

Mac or PC? Mac

Favorite Sport Soccer

Goals for the Year  

  • Have more events that appeal to more people
  • Have smaller events / hangouts that build community through games

Jared Tucker

VP of Christian Life

SGA.VPofChristianLife@mvnu.edu

Class 2015

Major 
Pastoral Ministry
with a Youth concentration

Hobbies
Hanging out with friends, playing and watching sports, and watching movies

Mac or PC? Mac

Favorite Sports
To play: Volleyball 
To watch: Basketball

Goals for the Year  

  • Create opportunities for students to share their stories
  • Define the role of the Class Ministry Director
It’s our job as Christians to love people where they are at not where we want them to be.
— Dave Hicks

Autumn Young

VP of Marketing

SGA.VPofMarketing@mvnu.edu

 

If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.
— C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Class 2015

Major Public Relations

Minor Marketing

Hobbies
Reading, singing, biking, and watching movies with friends

Mac or PC? Mac

Favorite Sports
Volleyball, Basketball, and Baseball

Goal for the Year 
Effectively and creatively market on-campus activities


Kaya Little

VP of Finance

SGA.VPofFinance@mvnu.edu

Class 2016

Majors 
Social Work
Business Administration

Hobbies
Traveling, playing piano, and thrift shopping

Mac or PC? Mac

Favorite Sports Football & Volleyball

Goal for the Year
I plan to use my position to help create events that the campus will respond to and get excited about

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gunna get.
— Forrest Gump

Paige Peterson

Executive Secretary

SGA.ExecutiveSecretary@mvnu.edu

Every breath we take is a gift of grace.
— Jefferson Bethke

Class 2016

Major Nursing

Hobbies
Taking naps, playing soccer, snowboarding, spending time laughing with friends and family, and just being outside.

Mac or PC? Mac

Favorite Sport Soccer

Goals for the Year 

  • Have more current students involved in homecoming activities than last year 
  •  Find a way to make information more available to students outside of SGA

 

Tim O'Leary

Events Chairperson

SGA.VPofSocialLife@mvnu.edu

Class 2015

Majors 
Exercise Studies 
Sports Management

Hobbies 
Music, Sports

Mac or PC? PC

Favorite Sports
Football, Basketball, Baseball

Goal for the Year 
To do my best to develop a fun and exciting culture
on the campus of MVNU

Trophies collect dust. Memories last forever.
— Mary Lou Retton

Lilly Phillips

Media Chairperson

SGA.VPofMarketing@mvnu.edu

Cooool beans beans beans.
— Hot Rod

Class 2016

Majors
Graphic Design
Art

Hobbies
Napz and hangz

Mac or PC? PC

Favorite Sports
Swimming and Basketball

Goal for the Year 
To communicate effectively, efficiently, and creatively


Garrett Bourbina

Intramural Chairperson

Class 2016

Major Finance

Hobbies
Tennis, basketball, football, eating

Mac or PC? PC

Favorite Sport SlamBall

Goal for the Year 
Have more teams participate than years past

Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.
— Michael Scott

Morgan Wade

Senior Class President

SeniorClass.President@mvnu.edu

To be of service to others is to die to them; that is, we have to give up measuring our meaning and value with the yardstick of others. To die to our neighbors means to stop judging them, to stop evaluating them, and thus to become free to be compassionate.
— Henri Nouwen

Class 2015

Major Youth Ministry

Minor Communications

Hobbies
Drawing, paiting, writing, running, fishing, hunting, and hiking!

Mac or PC? PC

Favorite Sports
Softball and Baseball (Go Reds!)

Goals for the Year 

  • To allow the opportunities for our class to come together and strengthen the bonds that will carry on beyond graduation
  • To plan a successful graduation

Carley Phillips

Junior Class President

 

Class 2016

Major English

Minor Journalism

Hobbies
Reading, writing, and coloring

Mac or PC? PC

Favorite Sport
Netflix binging

Goals for the Year 

  • I want to do anything I can to make sure everyone feels heard
  • To make sure everyone feels they have a great experience! 
What’s past is prologue.
— Shakespeare, The Tempest