Recently, Emory & Henry students took to the polls to elect the next pair of leaders for the Student Government Association.
After a close race that found nearly 59 percent of the student body casting a vote, Rachel Fogg of Carlise, Penn. and Leroy Stickland of Landover, Md. have been elected president and vice-president respectively.
Fogg, a rising senior, is double majoring in history and public policy and community service. She has spent the past year serving as the student government’s vice-president under senior Richard Aylor.
Her goals for the next year include increasing the diversity of programming and student involvement with activities around campus. She said she was "intensely excited" about her election and the chance she now has to make a difference for E&H students.
Strickland, a rising junior, is majoring in sociology. As vice president he hopes to involve more students in student government, giving them a larger voice in the process. He also hopes to enhance campus multiculturalism. "I believe that Emory & Henry has a large scale of diversity that involoves more than race that goes unrecognized," Strickland says.
When asked to describe her emotions upon finding out about her victory, Fogg seemed almost at a loss for words.
E&H seniors also elected Tim Best from Salem, Ohio as senior orator for commencement exercises, which will be held May 7.