Two seek student trustee post in SGA election
April 11, 2013
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Two candidates are vying to become the next student trustee in the April 11-12 Student Government Association election.
Taylor Gunia of Peru and Max Halm of La Salle will both be listed on the ballot to succeed current student trustee Britney Burkart.
Students can vote in the lobby from 8a.m. to 2 p.m.on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12.
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Gunia, who attended La Salle-Peru Township High School, is a biology/pre-veterinarian major.
Gunia said she decided to seek office after attending a few board meetings. “It’s a great way to show some leadership on campus for the student body and provides great opportunities in the long run,” Gunia said.
If elected, Gunia said she would “work hard and diligently on listening to the student body’s needs and then bringing them to the attention of the higher-ups.”
Halm, a graduate of St. Bede Academy and political science major, said he is seeking the position because of the importance of the board hearing student concerns, especially in light of continuing tuition increases.
“The student trustee is the sole individual that we as students have to ensure that our voices are heard by the administration and the Board of Trustees,” Halm said. “I am no stranger to voicing my opinion to authority in a bold yet respectful manner. We need a student trustee who is willing to do what it takes to try and prevent future tuition and fee increases.”
If elected trustee, Halm said he will work to “promote and protect the interests of the student body.”
He adds, “Specifically, and most importantly, I will work with the members of the board to see what can be done to prevent future tuition and fee increases, such as the new printing fee, and to minimize the impact of such fees on the students of IVCC.”
April Kutz of Oglesby is on the ballot for SGA president.
Kutz, a mechanical engineering major, said she is seeking office “to use my leadership skills to become more involved in our school and community.”
If elected president, Kutz said, “I want to help our embers be successful with their individual goals next year in order to increase the number of people and organizations we help.”
Nicole Musselman of Peru is running for a sophomore representative position. If elected, Musselman said she would like to represent the sophomore class’ view , be a good listener and communicate with other students.
As of press time, these are the candidates known by IV Leader staff to be listed on the ballot . Other candidates may seek office and write in candidacies may emerge.