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April 8, 2010
MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Student Senate will be hold elections for its 2010-11 officers during the week of April 12-16.
All students can vote by visiting CatPaws and going to the Vote tab, starting Monday, April 12. Winners will be announced at the Student Senate meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20 in the J.W. Jones Student Union Board Room.
Audrey Faltin, a senior English and Spanish double major from Elkhorn, Neb., is overseeing this year's elections.
"Our goal is to have as many people vote as possible because Student Senate affects student life across campus," Faltin said. "We want as much student input as we can get."
Quentin Templeton, a business management and Spanish double major from Kearney, Mo., is the only candidate seeking the office of executive president. Running on his ticket are Joe Barbosa (sophomore social science education major from Helena, Mo.) for executive vice president, Katie Suntken (junior international business major from Harlan, Iowa) for executive secretary and Andrew Maddux (junior public relations major from Council Bluffs, Iowa) for executive treasurer.
A junior at Northwest, Templeton has served in various leadership roles across the campus, including president of National Residence Hall Honorary, Academic Resource Consultant in-Hall (ARCH) in Millikan, and vice president of Blue Key National Honor Society. Within Student Senate, he has served as an on-campus representative and co-chair for the Student Affairs Committee.
Templeton is running on a ticket theme of "Reform, Reunite, Reconnect" that is advocating improved communication among Student Senate and the University organizations.
"I'm extremely excited about the work, ideas, and dedication of my ticket," he said. "I'm very proud of the work Joe Barbosa, Katie Suntken and Andrew Maddux have already accomplished within Senate, and I look forward to joining together with them to help represent such a diverse and innovative campus population."
Suntken is the only executive candidate to have a challenger. Tamera A. Dunn is running independently for executive secretary.
Dunn is a senior social science education major from Seymour, Mo. She is president of Residence Hall Association; regional communications coordinator of recruitment and retention for the MACURH Regional Board of Directors, secretary of Sigma Pi Sigma and an on-campus representative for Student Senate. She also is a member of National Residence Hall Honorary.
Dunn said she will strive to work with others on the Student Senate and ensure all meeting minutes are available to the public within 24 hours.
"I believe that the best candidate is one who understands the duties and responsibilities as outlined by the current constitution and bylaws, but is also willing to build personal connections with those who serve the senate in any capacity, as well as the population of Northwest as a whole," Dunn said.
Suntken is serving as president of the Business and Professional Women and Student Ambassador secretary. In her third year on Student Senate, she is public relations chair and a class representative. She also is a member of Campus Crusade for Christ.
"We look forward to working for our students along with the faculty and staff to 'Reform, Reunite, and Reconnect,'" Suntken said. "We believe that our ticket will bring experience, diversity, and creativity that will be used to best serve our campus community."
The following is a list of candidates and the offices for which they are running:
Joe Barbosa (running on Quentin Templeton's ticket)
Katie Suntken (running on Quentin Templeton's ticket)
Tamera A. Dunn
Andrew Maddux (running on Quentin Templeton's ticket)
Sophomore Class Representatives
Jared D Ludwig
Junior Class Representatives
Senior Class Representatives
Graduate School Representatives
Tirumal (Boppana Jaya Naga Tirumala Rao)
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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