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Two new senators elected to student government

by Rebecca Fiore / Beacon Staff • February 28, 2013

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Freshman Megan Kay delivers addresses SGA members on Speech Night. She was elected the new VMA senator.
Freshman Megan Kay delivers addresses SGA members on Speech Night. She was elected the new VMA senator.

Write-in candidate Megan Kay has been named the new visual and media arts senator, beating balloted candidate Benjamin Stoll by 11 votes to four. 

Kay said she is excited to delve into her first role on the Student Government Association. 

“It’s an honor to be able to represent the other students within VMA. I think I’ll be a good voice for the other students,” said the freshman visual and media arts major.

After the elections that took place Feb. 18-20, it was also announced that Paul Almeida, who previously served as executive assistant, will be the new marketing communication senator. Almeida has served on the SGA for three semesters, and ran unopposed for the position.

The political communication and marketing communication double major said he will set up a meeting with the marketing communication department soon to discuss issues it is facing.

Of his new role, Almeida said he is ready to represent the students with votes, and not just a voice at SGA meetings. 

“It will be just one more voice at senate,” said Almeida. “It will add one more layer to what I can contribute.”