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Pulte, Kimberly compete for top spots in Class of 2011

Madeline Buckley and Liz O'Donnell | Friday, February 20, 2009

The following tickets are running for junior class council:


Junior class council presidential candidate Caitlin Pulte said her ticket presents feasible and well-researched platform ideas that will benefit the junior class.

Pulte is running with Henry Shine, candidate for vice president, Luke Stavole, for secretary and Tim Castellini, for treasurer.

The ticket promises a CEO lecture series, a class trip to see a Cubs game, a poker tournament at Legends, a class rosary and a weekly raffle, Pulte said.

“Our platform is completely feasible,” she said. “We have talked to all the sources we need to make sure all the ideas are possible.”

Pulte said the CEO lecture series will have the biggest impact on students.

“As we become juniors, we will be looking for jobs,” she said. “Not everyone’s sure what they want to do, so different CEOs talking about different professions will really help us figure out what to do with our lives.”

Pulte said the ticket’s biggest strength is experience and dedication. She added that she will give up studying abroad next year to lead the class.

Currently, Pulte is the sophomore class social chair. Shine is a Student International Business Council (SIBC) consultant, and Stavole and Castellini are members of the Sophomore Class Council.


Junior class council presidential candidate Kevin Kimberly said he and his running mates decided to run to make class council more interactive.

Their campaign is focused around four large initiatives, including a Community Service Database – which would allow service to be done in South Bend on a regular basis – and a Study Abroad Transition Program.

The transition program would offer a series of send-offs and re-orientations to help students acclimate to their surroundings abroad.

Other ideas include a class retreat and a class bracket to predict March Madness winners in the NCAA basketball tournament.

Kimberly said the team also hopes to start Class Masses at the Grotto as well as “The Environmental Initiative” which would provide for the Class of 2011 to become more involved with campus efforts to go green.

“We are very excited to have this opportunity to run to make next year’s class council truly one that serves our class and not ourselves,” Kimberly said.