President of SGA to deliver ‘State of the Campus’ speech

SGA president Billy Plastine plans to give a ‘State of the Campus’ address. (Tim Lee/Photo Editor)

Billy Plastine, executive president of the Student Government Association (SGA), informed the general body of his plans to deliver a “State of the Campus” address within the next several months and looked forward to upcoming events, such as Senior Week and Relay for Life, during last Wednesday’s meeting.

Plastine hopes to utilize print and online sources to make his “State of the Campus” address accessible for all students.

“I will be coming up with a ‘State of the Campus’ address. It’s something the SGA executive president used to do, and I’d like to bring it back,” said Plastine, senior political science and marketing double major. “Instead of actually doing a speech in a room, though, I am going to publish it in The Signal and on our website.”

Plastine hopes that way it will reach all students, rather than simply the ones who would attend the speech.

Plastine also informed the SGA of upcoming events, such as Senior Week. Anthony Lista, senior nursing major and senior class president, extended his thanks to all students that registered.

“We now officially have 581 participants,” Lista said.

The SGA also recognized Kelly Kosch, sophomore English and secondary education double major, as Senator of the Month and Arielle Simonis, class council coordinator and junior English major, as Executive Member of the Quarter.

Plastine acknowledged Simonis’s hard work in assembling the SGA-sponsored “TCNJ’s Got Talent” variety show.

“This quarter, I think Ariel was very dedicated and is very deserving of the award,” Plastine said. “She put together a wonderful event.”

Simonis thanked the class councils for their assistance in putting the talent show together.

“It was a great success, and I’m really proud of all the class councils,” Simonis said. “They did a great job.”