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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 13, 2012

Students elect campus representatives for 2012-2013

By Cynthia Creek, media assistant

Riley Ziemer

Riley Ziemer

Northwest Missouri State University students recently voted to decide who will represent them on the 90th Student Senate for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Riley Ziemer, a junior business management and marketing major from Winchester, Kan., was elected president of the Student Senate.

Ziemer served as treasurer of the 89th Student Senate. He also serves as the president of Phi Delta Theta and was an overall co-chair of Greek Week. He is a member of Interfraternity Council, To Write Love On Her Arms, Ad Ink and the Homecoming Special Events Committee.

As Student Senate president Ziemer said he hopes to enhance communication.

“I want to build better communication between senators and students, and become a more transparent senate, by posting budget updates, minutes and any breaking news on our Facebook, Twitter and website,” he said.

Joining Ziemer on the Student Senate's executive board are Executive Vice President Gunner Sumy, a political science major from St. Joseph; Executive Secretary Tassi Cook, an interactive digital new media: new media major from Pleasantville, Iowa; and Executive Treasurer Brock Spinner, a business management and marketing major from St. Joseph.

All student representatives elected to the Student Senate are listed below. For more information about Student Senate, visit

Senior Class
President: Melissa Peitzmeier
Representative: Ryan Smith
Representative: Matt Fritsch
Representative: Liz Smith

Junior Class
President: Lucas Clark
Representative: Jessica Kunkel
Representative: Zach Corbett
Representative: Taylor Neff

Sophomore Class
President: Abby Peitzmeier
Representative: Eric Matthews
Representative: Tobias Weddle
Representative: Cody Uhing

On-Campus Representatives 
Haley Lewin
Hope Garrett
Nigel Kim
Jangkyung Kim

Off-Campus Representatives 
Anissa Demarr
Jennifer McCoy
Ashton Raffety
Tori Cantrell

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468