MVNU Student Government Association

About

“a team of students for the students”

About SGA

SGA enriches the MVNU experience through intentional, Christ-centered relationships. Our purpose is to serve our campus as a voice to and for all students, while encouraging an environment that creates communal growth.

Practically speaking, this means that we work as a way to bridge the gap between the student body and concerns on campus that need addressed. We meet together as a team once a week to discuss the progress being made and think through the best ways to move forward. About once a month we plan an event as an opportunity for the student body to come together such as Welcome Week, Homecoming events, Holiday parties, Junior Senior, and Block Party.

 

Get involved

Interested in Student Government? Consider serving on a class council or run for a position on our team for next year!

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Here Are Your 2018-2019 SGA Reps!

 
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STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT

 

Bailey Phillips

CLASS
Senior

MAJOR
Pastoral Ministry

INSTAGRAM
@bphil2015

FAVORITE QUOTE
"And if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love." - Nelson Mandela

Role

The SGA president works alongside the Campus Life director in planning agendas for SGA meetings, speaking into issues on campus, and encouraging the team.  They are a Christ like example and guide the team in demonstrating the SGA mission statement. This position serves as the student representative to the Board of Trustees once a semester. This position represents Christ, MVNU, and SGA in service to better the campus and community.

Goals for the Year

Be unapologetically myself and allow others to do the same. I want everyone to have a voice. I want everyone to be loved and represented on this campus. Most of all, SGA should be approachable to all students.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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VP of Community Life

Emmanuel Singletary

CLASS
Senior

MAJOR
Computer Science

INSTAGRAM
@emmanueljs

FAVORITE QUOTE
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." — Isaac Asimov

Role

The Community Life position oversees all campus clubs, through club leader meetings, helping students start new clubs, and representing all clubs to the Director of Student Life.  This position also works with commuter students, acting as their voice on SGA, keeping them updated with school-wide information, and working with the Commuter Council. The Community Life position will also work closely with the Intercultural Life department, sitting in on committee meetings and acting as that department's voice to SGA.

Goals for the Year

To help every student find where they belong on campus.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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VP of Christian Life

 

Brandon Kyer

CLASS
Senior

MAJOR
Pastoral Ministry

INSTAGRAM
@bkyer53

FAVORITE QUOTE
"Ravioli ravioli give me the formuoli!" - Plankton

Role

The Christian Life position is, in short, to aid in cultivating the spiritual life both within the chapel experience as well as in day-to-day life as well as serving as executive board member for the Student Government Association.

Goals for the Year

To make more friends and build stronger and more meaningful relationships with people on this campus, and to increase my meme references.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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VP of academic Life

Sara Kent

CLASS
Sophomore

MAJOR
Middle Childhood Education

INSTAGRAM
@sara.kent

FAVORITE QUOTE
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."

Role

In the Academic Life position you are responsible for representing student academic concerns before the administration, and fostering an on-campus environment where students are empowered to pursue their academic interests outside the classroom.  Additionally, you would participate in all greater SGA events and initiatives and coordinate all student government elections.

Goals for the Year

Go out of my way to be intentional with everyone on campus to build better relationships and help make them feel more welcomed at MVNU.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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VP of Social Life

Esther Hart

CLASS
Sophomore

MAJOR
Public Relations

INSTAGRAM
@92essy92

FAVORITE QUOTE
“I have no idea what I am doing but I know I am doing it well.” -Andy Dwyer

Role

The Social Life position is responsible for planning and helping with all major SGA events for the academic year. The Social Life position is also expected to be well connected socially with the student body, and to be an information resource not only to the student body, but also to the SGA cabinet.

Goals for the Year

Meeting one new person a week to gain new perspective on the wonderful people that make the student body. And maybe learning to eat veggies... we will see?

 
 
 

 
 
 
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VP of Marketing

Hannah Hamm

CLASS
Senior

MAJOR
Graphic Design

INSTAGRAM
@hammahhann

FAVORITE QUOTE
“Call us ranch cause we be dressing.”

Role

The Marketing position is responsible for making all graphics for the SGA events (and a few Student Life events such as Oaktoberfest, Title IV campaigns, etc.) The graphics will normally include printed posters (you send to on-campus printing and pick up) and a corresponding social media graphic and occasionally a t-shirt or some other form of advertisement needed.  This position works very closely with the Media Chairperson to communicate events to the student body.

Goals for the Year

Make more friends, hang out with new people, and try a new food.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Administrative Chairperson

Joey Holmes

CLASS
Senior

MAJOR
Accounting

INSTAGRAM
@joey_holmes_

FAVORITE QUOTE
“‘You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take” -Wayne Gretzky’ -Michael Scott’ -Joey Holmes

Role

This administrative role serves to handle tasks such as taking notes of what is talked about during weekly meetings and serving as the communicator to the Homecoming class representatives for Homecoming.  The position also works to develop budgets for events. This position serves as a direct voice to the students. This position must have great organizational and communication skills as well as being flexible and being willing to help out the student body and SGA team in any way possible.

Goals for the Year

Help others and make the MVNU experience more enjoyable for students.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Events Chairperson

Tagg Edgell

CLASS
Senior

MAJOR
Electrical Engineering

INSTAGRAM
@hashtagg19

FAVORITE QUOTE
“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” — Muhammad Ali

Role

The Events Chairperson works with the social life position with planning SGA events.  They are responsible for organizing Cougar Crazy themes and working with athletics to see what creative events can be held to support the athletic teams.

Goals for the Year

Balance school and work, grad school prep, utilize this year of undergrad to invest in friends and peers.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Media Chairperson

Leah Shaffer

CLASS
Junior

MAJOR
Fine Art

INSTAGRAM
@leah.grace.shaffer

FAVORITE QUOTE
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less" -Rick Warren

Role

The Media Chairperson position is ideal for someone who has an interest in media and spreading the word about events on campus. Applicant ideally has an extensive knowledge of social media including Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook.

Goals for the Year

To develop connections within the student body to cultivate a greater sense of community.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Senior Class President

Caleb Dupler

CLASS
Senior

MAJOR
Business Technology and Finance

INSTAGRAM
@calebdupler32

FAVORITE QUOTE
"I declare... BANKRUPTCY!" - Michael Scott

Role

The senior class president oversees the senior class council and hears out the requests of the students. They also take these requests to SGA and work with the other members to make change. Additionally, this position works with the Director of Campus Life to identify a senior class gift.

Goals for the Year

Be more outgoing and meet new people!

 
 
 

 
 
 
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junior Class President

Nathan Parker

CLASS
Jumpy Junior

MAJOR
Journalism and Media Production

INSTAGRAM
@naynaybutton

FAVORITE QUOTE
“You can catch a lot of flies with honey, but you can catch even more hunnies being fly.” -(NAY)²

Role

The junior class president serves as a representative and a voice for the junior class on the MVNU Student Government Executive Council. They are involved in planning and execution of junior class sponsored events throughout the academic year, including, but not limited to Junior Senior gala in the spring semester. The ultimate goal is to actively pursue relationships with individuals on the MVNU campus in order to be a powerful leader and well-spoken voice for everyone.

Goals for the Year

I don’t play soccer.... but I do plan to create a positive environment for the Junior class and also keep a sense of energy between us that is unforgettable.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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sophomore Class President

Carson Weghorst

CLASS
Sophomore

MAJOR
Biology (Pre-Dentistry)

INSTAGRAM
@c_weghorst3

FAVORITE QUOTE
”Veni, Vidi, Vici.” - Julius Caesar

Role

The sophomore class president oversees the sophomore class council and hears out the requests of the students. They work to organize events and also take these requests to the higher class cabinet as they work with the other members to make changes.

Goals for the Year

Get to know some of the new students and help them find their spot on campus and to have fun doing it.