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Association finalizes constitution

Kristen Rice | Thursday, March 29, 2012

This year’s members of the Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) met for the last time Wednesday before the new officers assume their roles April 1.

For their last order of business, members of SGA finalized the new constitution.

The student body must vote on the revisions, and 25 percent of students who vote must approve for the constitution to go into effect.

There will also be a banquet after Easter break to celebrate the new structure of SGA and the leaders from this year who made it possible.

Current members of SGA also shared their favorite memories of the year.

Student body president Nicole Gans said she is especially proud of the changes made in the SGA structure.

“My favorite moment was when we all agreed upon the restructuring of SGA,” Gans said.

Amanda Lester, public relations commissioner in charge of social media, said her favorite memory from the year was a particular event.

“My favorite activity was the bowling night,” she said.

Karen Johnson, vice president of student affairs, who advises SGA, said she was impressed with the work SGA did this year.

“This is the most exciting year I’ve had,” Johnson said. “Thank you for a great year, and I’m very proud to be your advisor.”

As turnover draws near, Gans reminded the board they all need to pass on a binder of the materials they used to those assuming their positions next week. 

Reflecting on the year as a whole, Gans said she was really grateful to work with such a talented group of students this year.

“Everyone in this room has affected the student body this year … and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of girls,” she said.