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  1. Next Year’s Student Executive Council

    April 7, 2015

    Meet next year’s Student Association Executive Council. They’ve got big shoes to fill as they replace the 2014-15 EC, they might not play corn hole as well as the 2013-14 EC, and it’s hard to imagine any student body president rivaling 2012-13 president Tyler McKay’s enthusiastic brandishing of the gavel, but this EC-elect brings a high level of commitment to the student body and to the university itself.

    Since election time, the EC-elect has affirmed its plans to build on relationships with President Wilcox and other administrators, to understand and represent student concerns, to participate in individualized service and to focus on improving the overall campus experience. Hats off to each of them for their courage in campaigning and for their willingness to serve.

    President: James David Drasbek

    Vice President of Operations: John-John Leake

    Vice President of Honor: Rebekah Taylor

    Vice President of Academics and Service: Erik Flores

    Vice President of Campus Programming: Daphne Riddle

    Vice President of Arts and Athletics: Rylee McKeon

    Vice President of Finance: Jake McMahon

    Secretary: Alan Porter

    Executive Secretary: Cody Barnes

    (Post by Stephen Taylor ’15. Photos by Jordan Wunderlich ’16.)

  2. It’s Election Season at Southern Virginia

    March 20, 2015

    On any other week, it would be unnerving to walk into Durham Hall and be met by hundreds of faces staring straight at you, but not this week! It’s election week at Southern Virginia, and what would election week be without the innumerable posters plastered around campus?

    I suppose it’s more important to consider what election week would be without the handful of dedicated students who spent hours putting those posters up, campaigning for positions on next year’s Student Executive Council. This week, we had the opportunity to hear from these students about their hopes and plans for our university, and I think that this is a demonstration of appreciation and love for Southern Virginia that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

    My housemate, Elissa Greenman, is this year’s vice president of campus programming, and living with her has allowed me to see how many late nights, early mornings, and effort those who are a part of Southern Virginia’s Student Association (SVSA) invest in the university. Perhaps that’s why I took more care with my vote this semester and why I’m looking forward to the announcement tomorrow of the 2015-2016 Student Executive Council.

    I have confidence that the Student Executive Council and the university’s hours of behind-the-scene work make a difference at Southern Virginia and can help the university continue to progress and develop, and I can’t wait to see what the 2015-2016 year brings.

    (Post by Madeleine Gail Rex ’16. Photos by Jordan Wunderlich ’16 and Eva Sorensen ’18.)

  3. Introducing the New Student Executive Council

    April 16, 2014


    It’s that time of year again: there’s a freshly minted student executive council. They will serve in their various positions during the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Student Body President

    • Name: Kirsten Laurence
    • Hometown: Bountiful, Utah
    • Major: Business Management & Leadership
    • Minor: Music
    • Year in school: Junior
    • Interesting Fact: “I love to watch Spongebob in my spare time”

    Vice President of Operations

    • Name: Wright Noel
    • Hometown: Seattle, Washington
    • Major: Business Management & Leadership
    • Year in school: Sophomore
    • Interesting fact: Served a mission in Brazil

    Vice President of Campus Programming

    • Name: Elissa Greenman
    • Hometown: Burley, Idaho
    • Major: Liberal Arts
    • Year in school: Junior
    • Interesting fact: “I speak three languages”

    Vice President of Arts and Athletics

    • Name: Rex Winslow
    • Hometown: Ventura, California
    • Year in school: Sophomore
    • Majors: Liberal Arts and Computer Science
    • Interesting fact: “I have been to France twice but never seen the Eiffel Tower”

    Vice President of Finance

    • Name: Darlynn McFadden
    • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Major: Business Management & Leadership
    • Year in school: Junior

    Vice President of Honor

    • Name: Kaitlyn Fife
    • Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana
    • Majors: English, Theatre, and Liberal Arts
    • Year in school: Senior
    • Interesting Fact: “First solo flight as a student pilot at 16 years old — and almost crashed because the engine died”

    Vice President of Service

    • Name: Dan Cline
    • Hometown: Crescent, Iowa
    • Major: Liberal Arts
    • Track: Pre-medical
    • Year in school: Junior
    • Interesting fact: “I feel invincible in a rock climbing harness”


    • Name: Morgan Dignard
    • Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia
    • Major: Business Management & Leadership
    • Year in school: Sophomore
    • Interesting fact: “I’m in a band!”

    (Post by Hannah Benson Rodriguez ’13. Photos by Jordan Wunderlich ’16.)