Mister and Miss A&T updates

Reported by Janay Boone and Ashley Mason

Students came out and voted for their next Mister and Miss A&T on March 26, 2014.

Mister A&T candidates included James Bowen an Industrial & Systems Engineering student from Riegelwood, NC , Brenden Kee an Engineering student from Atlanta, GA  and Bryan Miller a Graphic Communications Systems .

Miss A&T candidates featured Jordan Outing a Business Management student from Chesapeake, VA, Brittany Newton a Secondary Education student from Fayetteville, NC, and Madison Gibbs a Political Science student from Greensboro, NC.

Candidates had to participate in the first ever Mister and Miss A&T Pageant to qualify for the ballot. They had to participate in a talent portion, Q/A portions and an opening dance number to Janelle Monae’s “Tightrope”.  Students awaited the announcement in the Memorial Student Union.

The current Mister Junior James Bowen will be your next Mister A&T for the 2014-2015 school year. Miss A&T candidates are due for a re-election because of a mishap with the ballot.

Due to technical difficulties all three candidates running for Miss A&T will be on next week’s ballot. Run-off elections will be held on April 2, 2014. You can vote in the Exhibit Hall in the Memorial Student Union or on your electronic device

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Junior Class Election Results

Reported by Brianna Bazemore, Brianna Forte, Danielle Fuller and Miranda Jacobs

The results for Junior Class elections are in and the winners are as follows:  Junior Class vice president, Diamond Womack. During elections Diamond Womack was not able to be reached for an interview; therefore little is known about her platform.  The office of treasurer was awarded to Marcus Miller. Miller ran unopposed but he understands that the office of treasure is a demanding position. When asked why he was running unopposed, Miller stated that though many in the student body are focused on money, few know how properly manage funds or know where funds come from. Miller wants to focus on financial literacy for students. For junior class secretary there was an issue with the submission of the final forms.  So, it is unclear if there is an elected class secretary. There was also the understanding that Autumn Bracey was running unopposed but there was another candidate on the ballot.

For the remaining offices runoff elections are scheduled. The runoff elections will be scheduled for April 2, 2014 in the union and online from 8 o’clock am to 6 o’clock pm.  The following candidates will be in the runoff elections: Aryanna Allen and Kayla Harris for junior class president. There will be a runoff election between Charity Maddox and Kristie Foye for Junior Class Queen. Lastly, there will be runoff election between Jamal Averett and Austin Ogletree for Junior Class King.

 

 

SGA Elections Follow-Up: Executive Board

Reported by Andre Kirkland, Chris Jones, Devon Murray, Doneshia Webster

Gabrielle Gray, also known as The Gift of Gab, came out of the rumble demanding respect by being confident, having poise, and gaining trust through words of promise became the new SGA Treasurer for the 2014-2015 academic school year. With her modest grace, Gabrielle will lead her fellow Aggies into achieving financial literacy and building towards their future.

Knowing that she was running unopposed, Kayla Baker paraded her secretarial duties gracefully to her audience. While entrusting to the people that they were in good hands, she kept her title for the 2014-2015 academic school year as their SGA Secretary.

As the final round came into play, it was clear that every Aggie was ready to jump aboard the Davis train! Through sweat and tears Dorian Davis was pronounced SGA President for the 2014-2015 academic school year. With the motto “No Aggie Left Behind,” Davis showed gratitude, humility, and meekness, while still being overcome with excitement and shock.

With the rumble still in effect between the candidates running for Vice President of External Affairs, Melanie Jones and James Brown, who will come out on top? The battle also continues between Me’Lia Covington and Braielyn Peoples for SGA Attorney General. Both candidates are in it to win it as they continue in the running to become the next SGA Attorney General.

Senior class follow-up

Reported by: Marcella Elliott, Prince Adams, Megan Gerald, Kayla Hamilton

Candidate Asha E. Bowen is a rising senior running for senior class president. She is the only one running for this position on the ballot so she won with default. The two candidates running for the 2014-2015 Senior Vice Presidents were Lauren A.R. Parker and Keisha M. Lidburd, there was no information found on the results of who won, and the candidates could not be found for further information. If any of candidates are up for runoffs, there will be more information on Wednesday, April 2nd.

Candidate Jabriel Brown won senior class secretary by default. And the position for senior class treasure will be vacant this year due to the fact that no one ran for this position.

Candidate Robert Harrison Tate is a junior business management student from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He wanted to run for senior class king, because he was involved with SGA last year as their graphic designer creating promotional ads and wanted to take his efforts to the next level. Tate thinks it is important to give young people a positive example; he wants to be the one that keeps someone going and striving for success. On March 26th, he was crowned Senior Class king for the 2014-2015 academic school year, though he was running unopposed. Robert now is able to fulfill his dreams as being a role model for his senior class of 2015.

Candidate Adrianne N. Darby was running for senior class queen. She is involved in ROTC and believes in service for the community. Darby wants to create unique volunteer opportunities for the senior class, unlike previous years before her. Her platform is change and if she had won then she promised she would have implemented this. Joy McIntyre is a Junior Business student with a concentration in Marketing from Prince George’s County, Maryland. In high school she was involved in Student Government for the latter two years of her grade school experience. She attended many conferences as a student representative including Prince George’s Regional Association of Student Government (PGRASG) and the Maryland Association of Student Council (MASC). Involved since her freshman year as an Aggie Ambassador, Student Tele-counselor, as well as being on the E-board for Metro Aggies. I have continued this involvement every year since. “I feel that now I can take my passion and ideas to the next level by being the representation for my entire class”- Joy McIntyre. It was by her passion and dedication that Joy won. She gave powerful speeches proving to her audience that she was the best candidate for Miss Senior Class Queen. With Keya Elie and Adrianne Darby making this competition easy, Joy spoke with confidence, gave it her all and flashed her beautiful smile, winning her title Miss Senior Class Queen.

Sophomore class follow-up

Reported by Shequetta Nixon, Sateria Giles, Aliyah Benton, Arial Coxe

Candidate Lakota Maize was not available for a follow-up. She won Sophomore Class Vice President. Maize hopes to serve her community and peers by giving back all that she has received. Maize stood out from the other candidates by her hard work, determination, and unique platform. Maize had more experience than her opponent as well giving her the advantage. Maize understands that college can be stressful from freshman to sophomore year because students lack the knowledge and assistance to preparing for college. The current sophomore vice president will contribute to the university, and leave her mark here at North Carolina A&T State University.

Candidate Robert C Hall has now entered into the run-off election between him and Mr. Curtis Pope. Robert said that he does not believe that his fellow freshman class has the proper leadership and support, so he wants to be that leader to take this campaign to the next level. His motto for the election is “Raised by its history, embodied with its culture, I am an Aggie.” Robert aims to put a larger focus on where we’ve come from so that we have guidance for the future. Robert says if he wins he will be extremely happy, and continue to think outside of the box in order to succeed at all achievements.

Candidate Jordan Greene has won the title for Sophomore President. He can now fulfill his passion to help his peers and get involved on A&T’s campus. Greene was the freshman class President for 2013-2014 school year. Now Jordan can follow through with his platform which is “Leadership, Service, and Excellence.” Greene has the experience to meet the requirements for this position because of his former position in the freshman class. Jordan was not available for comments in regards to the result of the election. His time as sophomore president will show his peers what he is capable of and how he fulfilled the job.      

Senior class

Senior Class

Reported by: Marcella Elliott, Prince Adams, Megan Gerald, Kayla Hamilton

Candidate: Asha E. Brown

Office: Senior class President

Asha is the only person running for this position. She was unavailable to give commentary for an interview.

Candidate:  Lauren A. Parker

Office: Vice President

Lauren was unable to give commentary for an interview.

Candidate: Keisha M. Liburd

Office: Vice President

Keisha was unable to give commentary for an interview.

Candidate: Jabriel Brown

Office: Senior Class Secretary

Jabriel, was unable to give commentary for and Interview.

Senior class Treasure: No Candidate

Candidate: Joy M. McIntyre

Office: Senior Class Queen

Hello, my name is Joy Marie McIntyre. I am a Junior Business student with a concentration in Marketing from Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Going to college was always my plan but the only problem I had in high school was determining the institution that I would trust to mold me into a successful young woman. The determining factor as to why I became an Aggie was my tour. Once stepping foot on campus I had a great feeling. Then once the tour started I automatically had a sense of Aggie Pride. I chose North Carolina A&T State University because despite of all the other options that I was considering, the first few people that I met on campus were so friendly and family-oriented I felt like I belonged here. I instantly knew by the end of my tour that I would be able to excel here at the university then submitted my intent to enroll 15 minutes later.

Although I have had a tremendous amount of support from my parents, my entire family, and even advisors here at A&T, I would have to label my biggest supporters as my mother and aunt. These women have been the most influential because their achievements have pushed me to be who I am today and they have been there rooting for me every step of the way.

In high school I was involved in Student Government for the latter two years of my grade school experience. I loved it because we were given tasks to find out student opinions about different topics and at least one recommendation to make it better. I also attended many conferences as a student representative including Prince George’s Regional Association of Student Government (PGRASG) and the Maryland Association of Student Council (MASC). I have been involved since freshman year as an Aggie Ambassador, Student Tele-counselor, as well as being on the E-board for Metro Aggies. I have continued this involvement every year since. I feel that now I can take my passion and ideas to the next level by being the representation for my entire class.

As Senior Class Queen, my goal is to help the Senior Class enhance our social, moral, intellectual, cultural and political life as we make use of our last year at this illustrious institution. Royalty is not superiority, but instead it is mere representation. I understand that this position is mostly dedication to implementing programs and community service. With all of my leadership roles on campus, as well as being a Program Provider for Girl Scouts outside of the University, I have many ideas that will increase the student involvement on campus and in our community. To give you a glimpse of my ideas I will start with interesting and unique programs to increase awareness on topics such as violence in the youth community, Female mentoring programs for young girls in the community, as well as different events to help keep a clean community.

Candidate: Keya A. Elie

Office: Senior Class queen

Keya was unable to be contacted for an interview.

Candidate: Adrianne N. Darby

Office: Senior class queen

Adrianne was unable to be contacted for an interview.

Candidate: Robert Harrison Tate

Office: Senior Class King

Junior Robert Harrison Tate is from Marlboro, Maryland and is currently running for senior class king. He has been involved with the SGA for the past year as their graphic designer creating promotional ads. Robert has enjoyed doing community service with his class over the years and wanted to take his efforts to the next level as senior class king. Tate’s motivation to strive for senior class king is his drive to help the community. He thinks it is important to give young people a positive example, so that his peers can be motivated to do well, as he is.