Emory & Henry students elected Mark Robertson, a junior from Roanoke, Va., to serve as next year’s president of the E&H Student Government Association. Junior Yancey Wilmoth was elected vice president.
With an agenda focused on promotion of the arts, improving outdoor gathering spaces on campus, and community outreach, Robertson said he will focus on goals that are attainable during his term of leadership.
Robertson has served as the public relations chair for SGA during the past two academic years. He also has led a few SGA initiatives, including the annual Veterans Day Ceremony on campus. A member of the E&H baseball team, Robertson currently serves as editor of The Whitetopper, the college newspaper; president of the Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society; treasurer of the Blue Key Honor Society; director of EHC-TV, and president of the Dom-I-Necher social fraternity.
Wilmoth is captain of of the E&H soccer team and is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Council. A resident advisor, she serves as an academic peer mentor and vice president of the local Venture Scout Crew. Recently, Wilmoth served as head of entertainment for the Up ‘til Dawn initiative, a student-led group that raises funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and has been an assistant soccer coach for the Patrick Henry High School varsity soccer team.
Approximately 44 percent of the student body voted in the Student Government Association elections. In addition to electing officers, members of the student body chose senior Daron Vaught of Rural Retreat, Va., to deliver the senior oration during Emory & Henry’s commencement exercises on May 5.