Welcome from SGA!
- To develop responsible student leadership.
- To acknowledge the opportunity and obligation of students to participate in addressing student and institutional concerns.
- To sponsor beneficial student activities and organizations.
- To stimulate communication and cooperation among students, faculty and administration.
- To encourage accountability to the policies and the Anabaptist values fundamental to the University.
- To foster community and strive to make improvements in all areas of University life.
Weekly SGA meetings: Wednesday nights in room UC 211, 9 p.m.
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Spring 2012 executive officers
Erika Babikow, Co-President
I am a junior from Lancaster, PA and I am double majoring in Biology and Environmental Sustainability. Before coming to EMU I attended Lancaster Mennonite School, though I do not come from a Mennonite background. I think my exposure to multiple contexts has encouraged me to find ways of connecting tradition and experimentation. I am passionate about encouraging both new modes of thought and idea sharing. Through creative approaches, I believe we can restore a sense of dedication and vitality to our campus community.
Hannah Schrock, Co-President
Hannah Schrock and I am a junior biology major from Iowa City, Iowa. I grew up in the Mennonite church and struggled with the exclusivity of small religious communities. My freshman year at EMU I was discouraged by the division and lack of interactions between student groups on campus. Over the last three years I have been extremely blessed to make friends who are very different from me. These relationships have served as an encouragement to how the EMU student community could relate. My goal going forward is to encourage genuine relationships where we find commonality and embrace differences that challenge us to life respectfully out of love for our neighbors.
James Souder, Vice President
I am a junior from Harrisonburg, Va., majoring in environmental and social sustainability with minors in biology, economics, and possibly photography. I am passionate about creating and enjoying music and also have a photographic eye that loves to capture life with a camera. I most recently spent a semester abroad in the Middle East with EMU’s cross-cultural program, which greatly expanded my view of the world and the people which inhabit it. This summer I worked with the Summer Peacebuilding Institute and was also a camp counselor at Highland Retreat. I have served on SGA as a senator for two semesters and am looking forward to working with executive committee this year! We have some exciting and creative new ideas which will hopefully strengthen the EMU community while acting as a bridge between the administration and students.
Katie Landis, Vice President for Marketing
I am Katie Landis and I am a senior photography and digital media double major. I love art in all forms and enjoy creating it myself. I am a returning SGA member and I feel passionately about working to improve campus for the larger student body. I am enjoying my chance to shape this brand new executive role.
Rebecca Martin, Treasurer
I am a senior economics and sociology double major, with a minor in Spanish. I am originally from Middlebury, Indiana. I have been involved in various clubs on campus, and although this is my first semester working with SGA, I am happy to serve on the executive committee as the Treasurer. I’m excited about being involved in all of the things SGA does on campus, as well as working with a great group of people. I’ve had various international experiences, including living in Germany & Switzerland for a year with a program called Intermenno and going to Spain & Morocco with EMU’s cross cultural program. These programs taught me valuable language skills and helped me to see the world through different lenses. In my free time, I like to read, swim, and go salsa dancing.
Allison Eanes, Secretary
I am a junior elementary education major, with a minor in TESOL. Along with the responsibilities of SGA secretary, I am heavily involved with Safe Space, an advocacy club for LGBTQ people, EMSWA (E. Mennonite Student Women’s Association) and run track and cross country. I can often be found playing piano, reading a good book, baking something warm and delicious, or enjoying a morning run. I am excited to be working alongside some other innovative thinkers on the SGA executive committee this year and potentially bringing about some exciting new changes to improve the already vibrant campus life.
Spring 2012 senators