Student body president and vice president, class presidents, senators announced; legislation passed
Tracey Allsbrook and running mate Bryan McCollom were announced student body president and vice president, along with other Student Government Association (SGA) positions, on Thursday at noon in the Student Union Rotunda.
Xavier Brathwaite won senior class president, Cheyenna Gest won junior class president and Rebecca Gill won sophomore class president.
After the announcement, Allsbrook gave an acceptance speech in which she thanked McCollom, God and everyone who supported her.
Allsbrook and McCollom won with 65 percent of the votes against their opponents Lauren Bullock and Kevin Hines.
“Yes, Tracey and I won, but this is not our victory. This victory is shared with all the people who voted for us and even those that didn’t because I think we’re going to earn the respect of the people who didn’t vote for us,” McCollom said.
McCollom said he had hoped that the race would be about issues, and that it was.
Allsbrook said she’s most excited for their ‘first 49 days’ in office and that their main goal is to create a stronger relationship with administration.
“I’m ready to just hit the ground running on this stuff,” McCollom said. “We have a lot of people in the administration, a lot of advisors to get in contact with so we can start setting up meetings.”
“Ya’ll don’t understand, the support that I recieved, win or lose today, it was going to push me to come out here and serve in some sort of capacity. We met so many great people [during the campaign],” Allsbrook said.
All of the legislation on the ballot was passed, which included updates to the Constitution and an act that will make changes to how Senate functions.
The following students were announced as senators of their colleges:
- College of Education Senator: Tyler Mcdougall
- College of Health and Human Services: Jaylaan Bennett, Cydney Turner
- College of Arts and Architecture: Ronald Oziogu, Shamar Crosby
- College of Engineering: Kenneth Strickland, Payton Stull
- College of Computing and Informatics: Dylan Duru, Karan Edikala, Venkata Tharun Kintali
- Belk College of Business: Kelsey Summey, Jasmine Williams, Chandler Crean, Andrew Bradshaw III, Brea Talley
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Christopher Walls, Asia Carter, Capree’ Van Eaton, Assyria Chambers, Mildred Martinez, Sam Yohanis, Tiffany McMillan, Niayai Lavien, Morgan Flitt