New SG senators sworn in

Student Government met in the 1855 Room to recognize Caraugh Ball, junior self-designed speech pathology major, for her “exceptional work in governance” on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Five new senators are sworn in during a Student Government meeting.(Brian Kempf / Features Assistant)

“This is an individual who really embodies what it means to be a Student Government member,” said Christina Kopka, SG president. “This person has gone above and beyond to make sure that not only our voices, butthevoices of the entire student body is heard on governance.”

Patricia Van Hise, a member of the Committee on Academic Programs and the Staff Senate, was recognized as the Staff Awardee, and Susan Bakewell Sachs was honored for “her contributions to shared governance at TCNJ” in the brief ceremony.

After the awards in the 1855 Room, SG gathered back in the Brower Student Center where they swore in five new senators. Jamie DeMarco, Sarah Drozd and Nikki Grabowski were sworn in as the senators of Education, and Joseph Sgroi and Brittany Kirk were sworn in as new senators of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Kopka announced that the College is currently finishing the hiring process for the assistant dean of Students.

“This person is basically going to be working to develop a concrete leadership program,” Kopka said. “The end goal, the end mission of this project is so that students can come through these programs and graduate with a leadership certificate.”

The three remaining candidates for the position are Avani Rani, Ed Feldman and Kerri Cissna-Heath.

The annual Relay For Life event will be on March 22 and 23, extending the length of the event from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. The theme is “Relay Around the World” and will feature other promotional activities such as a themed night in Eickhoff Dining Hall and “Paint the Campus Purple” week.

After the success of Mr. 2014, the sophomore class will be holding a similar Mr. 2015 event on Wednesday, March 6 from 8-10 p.m. in the Brower Student Center Room 202 W.