FSC students elect new Student Government Association officers
LAKELAND, Fla. (April 17, 2006) — Florida Southern College announced the results of a student election for Student Government Association (SGA) executive council and senators. The SGA works to improve the quality of student life while upholding the values and integrity of FSC. The members develop programs and facilitate changes that benefit students, and promote unity through education and service. The new officers and senators will serve for the 2006-2007 academic year.
“Florida Southern has a strong history of outstanding student government leadership. I am excited about the opportunity to work with this group to ensure an excellent education and student life experience for all FSC students,” said Carole Obermeyer, vice president for student life. “We also are excited about campus participation in the voting. Our student voting participation is 15% above the national average.”
Elected representatives are as follows:
- President Dan Rindt, sophomore music major from New Berlin, Wis.;
- Executive Vice President Bruce Hoffman, sophomore accounting major from Phoenix, Md.;
- Academic Vice President Melissa Nolet, junior biology major from Kissimmee, Fla.;
- Vice President of Finance Courtney Baker, junior biology major from Clay, N.Y.;
- Vice President of Student Activities Jessica Burns, junior communication major from Lancaster, Calif.; and
- Secretary Nicole Chidnese, freshman business administration major from Asheville, N.C.
- Social Science: Justin Crouch, freshman history major from Mount Dora, Fla.; Deborah Gallagher, junior criminology major from Pelham, N.H.; Christa Maier, senior business administration major from Cicero, N.Y.; and Brittany Loeffel, freshman accounting major from Kissimmee, Fla.
- Humanities: Jessica Barnes, sophomore communication major from Pensacola, Fla.; Sherod Keen, senior music education major from Lake City, Fla.; and Bobby Molina, junior music education major from Palm Harbor, Fla.
- Natural Science: Malena Frett, senior mathematics major from Palm Harbor, Fla., and Laura Quintana, sophomore computer science major from Lutz, Fla.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 25 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors and by the Princeton Review as a “Best Southeastern College.” Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.