Election Results for Student Government Association


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Emme Bottom

Grace Sparling and Brianna Sloop

Emme Bottom was elected student government president  for the 2021-22 school year in the IVCC Student Government Association elections on April 7.

The voting took place online via email. IVCC students were able to vote for Student Trustee, President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer, Sophomore representative, and programming Board.

Bottom states, “I’m looking forward to hearing the needs and wants of our students to make IV better when our in person classes begin. It’s going to be a big change and I want students to feel safe and welcomed back to campus.”

One of her main goals she wants to achieve as president is to get students involved.

“Whether it’s joining clubs and organizations, sports, or student work jobs, I want current and future students to not think of IV as their second choice of school,” says Bottom. “I want them to think of this school as a place to explore and excel in academics to prepare them for life after IVCC.”

Madison Miranda was elected student trustee of the 2021-22 school year.  She is looking forward to being in person this upcoming fall semester. She states, “I’m mostly looking forward to some social interactions and maybe doing even more in person activities or things to get involved with on campus as long as we can be in person.”

Miranda explains how this past semester she has felt disconnected from her classmates and teachers due to e-learning.

“I and I know others too feel very disconnected from the college right now so overall just being more connected to the campus, teachers, and other students,” says Miranda. 

Cory Tomasson is a sponsor for the IVCC Student Government Association. He said, “I am truly looking forward to being back in person with the students. It has been very difficult to engage students in student activities through zoom or other electronic methods over the past year.”

Tomasson made it clear that the pandemic affected the organization by taking away their opportunity to “host so many activities including Spirit Day, community and college service projects, educational sessions, and many others.”

The pandemic put a pause on the activities for the safety of everyone who would have been involved. The election differed from the past years because they had to use “a completely on-line platform to conduct SGA elections.”

Tomasson said, “As we move forward during the next academic year, we will continue to follow all of the protocol to ensure our students’ well-being.”

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