After a grueling race for Student Government Association elections, the winners were selected on Friday, April 11.
The new elects for the 2003-2004 year are Jennifer Ogg, President; Beau Pemberton, Vice President; and Pamela Bartholomew, Secretary General.
The new officers were sworn in on Tuesday, April 15 in the University Center Auditorium.
Starting the inauguration with the introduction was Past Producers Chair Elizabeth Craig, followed by last years SGA President, Eric Tolbert; Vice President, Nikki Draper; and Secretary General, Jason Rushing, who said a few words each about their term in office and their hopes for the new year.
The new Vice President, Beau Pemberton, did the swearing in of the Senate. After the Senate was sworn in, the new President, Ogg, took the stage and said a few words about her hopes for the upcoming year.
There are many goals that the SGA has for the upcoming year, and with hardworking new officers, those goals are sure to be achieved. “I really enjoyed serving as President this year and wish all the luck for the officers for next year,” said past President Eric Tolbert.
The new Senate officers for the Agriculture and Applied Sciences Department are Josh Davis, Robert Hoffman, and Landon Loveall.
For the department of Business and Public Affairs, the senate consists of Dusty Dean, Clarissa Porterfield, Matt Maxey, Joey Pierce, and Laura Harber.
The department of Engineering and Natural Sciences consists of Marqueta Abraham and Brian Luck.
For the office of Education and Science, the Senate consists of Candace Tate, Ann-Marie Lovelace, Jeff Hall, and Elizabeth Reynolds. The Humanities and Fine Arts Senate consists of Beth Anderton, Jacob Crouch, and Kevin Teets.
Beth Anderton, a member of the Senate for the Humanities and Fine Arts, said, “I’m really excited about the upcoming year for SGA and the University of Tennessee at Martin. The changes that are going to occur will be beneficial to everybody here at UTM, and that is our main goal in SGA.”