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Andrew Guzik/Junior
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: None
Campus Involvement: President of Campus Greens
Leadership Experience: None
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “I would like to create a more open dialogue between the students and the SGA. I would like to open the issues of the SGA Senate to all students in order to create a more involved campus.”
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Thomas Scott Miller/Junior
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: None
Campus Involvement: Pi Kappa Alpha, Finance Club
Leadership Experience: Upperclassmen, Pike Pledge Class U.P.
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “Help aid the student body in any way that I can. And also to help with the problems within the Greek system.”
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Yun Mi Kwon/Sophomore
Position Seeking: Judicial Council
Previous SGA Experience: None
Campus Involvement: Delta Zeta Sorority, Beta Beta Beta Honor Society, Learning Lab Tutor, Honors Program
Leadership Experience: Tutor and volunteers regularly outside of campus.
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “Accomplish all tasks that are put in front of me to be completed. To be completely fair and unbiased at all times. To do my best and put forth 110% effort in all that pertains to my position.”
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Chris Frodge/Junior
Position Seeking: Judicial Council
Previous SGA Experience: SGA Senator (1 semester)
Campus Involvement: IFC President, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Order of Omega, Activities Programming Board, Team NKU, Mentor Program, Norse Leadership Society, Norse Force
Leadership Experience: IFC President, Pi Kappa Alpha Treasurer (2 terms), New Member Educator, P&G Conference, Emerging Leader Conference, Pike J-Council
Goals and Commitments If Elected: Hold students accountable for their actions; review and revise constitution, be open-minded and unbiased on making decisions.
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Karen Hoffmeister/Freshman
Position Seeking: Judicial Council
Previous SGA Experience: SGA Senator (Fall 2002)
Campus Involvement: Delta Zeta Sorority-Risk Management, Lamp Editor, Norse Force, Norse Hall Representative for RHA.
Leadership Experience: Lamp Editor for Delta Zeta, Risk Management for Delta Zeta.
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “I want to be sure that the correct policies are being followed by SGA and have the best Student Government to make NKU the best.”
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Leigh Wells
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: None
Campus Involvement: Campus Greens, Work Study, Film Society
Leadership Experience: None
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “Simply, the terms “student” “government” imply two things: one, an emphasis on learning and two: an understanding of on-campus government. My goals spring from these terms. As a student I would like to learn what the SGA offers me and in return, offer my experience and ideas. This I would hope will be multiplied, the results (ideas, questions, etc.) compiled and shared with the student body.”
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Jhermel Holt/Freshman
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: Senator (Fall 2002)
Campus Involvement: Student Alumni Association, Campus Life Committee, NAACP, Resident Assistant
Leadership Experience: Leadership Institute, Resident Assistant (Spring 2001-present), Anointed Voices Gospel Choir PR and Social Chair.
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “I am committed to improving the quality of life for all students of NKU. I plan to voice the concerns of students who are unable to do so themselves and see that the proper action and possible change is made.”
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Katie Clark
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: None
Campus Involvement: Theta Phi Alpha Sorority-pledge sister educator, alumnae relations, Panhellenic-scholastic chair
Leadership Experience: Emerging Leader Conference 2001, Presenter at Emerging Leaders Conference 2002, NLS Fall Gatlinburg Retreat 2002.
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “Since NKU is a commuter school, many students do not get involved on campus. As a senator, I would like to get more people involved with the issues surrounding our campus, as well as in organizations and attending NKU events.”
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Chris Pace
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: Legislative Coordinator (2001-2002), Senator (2001-Present)
Campus Involvement: Student Bar Association, Student Government, Team NKU, College Republicans
Leadership Experience: ABA Representative, Chase College of Law, Team NKU Legislative Coordinator, College Republicans Treasurer, Student Representative for Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “I will do my best to keep students informed; I will fight to keep tuition as low as possible; I will always keep the students’ best interest at heart.”
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Susan Robards/Junior
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: None
Campus Involvement: Delta Gamma, FSLC, Norse Force, club track team
Leadership Experience: Greek Week Committee, VP of FSLC, Director of Anchor Splash/Powder Puff in Delta Gamma, Director of Crews in Delta Gamma, participate in events sponsored by on-campus organizations.
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “To get a better parking system on campus such as looking into garages if there is money; cheaper prices in the cafeteria; suggesting ideas brought up by student body.”
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Billy Volk
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: None
Campus Involvement: Pi Kappa Alpha, WNTV
Leadership Experience: Sports Chair Pi Kappa Alpha, Sales Manager WNTV
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “Help campus media; close any diversity gaps, make living on campus more enjoyable.”
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Daniel Moore/Sophomore
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: None
Campus Involvement: Co-Founder and Co-President of the NKU Film Society, photographer for select theatre department productions.
Leadership Experience:None
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “The main thing I hope to do if elected to the Senate is to put in to place a campus-wide (official) recycling program.”
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Marty Kuerzi/Freshman
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: None
Campus Involvement: Pi Kappa Alpha, Team NKU, IFC Treasurer
Leadership Experience: Committee Chair for Pi Kappa Alpha, Class President in High School
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Kelly Keene/Freshman
Position Seeking: Student Senator
Previous SGA Experience: None
Campus Involvement: Member of Delta Gamma, Treasurer of FSLC, Lead NKU Graduate
Leadership Experience: Member of Student Council in high school, yearbook staff in high school, cheerleader in high school
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “I am committed to getting more commuter students involved in campus organizations and activities. Such involvement helps develop leadership skills, builds resumes and encourages community and scholarship. Students who join campus organizations build new friendships and receive a sense of belonging and purpose through NKU.”
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Michael Tobergta/Freshman
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: None
Campus Involvement: College Republicans (1st VP)
Leadership Experience: First Vice President of College Republicans
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “I look forward to improving school spirit as well as seeking student opinions before voting on the issues. Students need a person who will use their ears more than their mouth to address their needs.”
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Brandon Neukam/Junior
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: SGA Senator (2002)
Campus Involvement: Resident Assistant, RA training and selection committee, tutor in learning center, SGA spirit Committee, SGA grievances and Affirmative Action Committee, Norse
Force, Norsin’ Around, SGA Senator
Leadership Experience: Resident Assistant, Program Organizer in the village, Coordinator for Rockin’ the Hall, SGA Senator, NLS Retreat, KRAC Conference, Supervisor Volunteer for Enjoy the Arts, Area Representative for ASSE Foreign Exchange Programs.
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “In serving the students of NKU I want to provoke the issues making them focus upon the wants and needs of the students. I want to continue my work on the grievances and affirmative action committee and more importantly on the spirit committee in order to create a strong affinity for the university. I also want to continue fostering the connection between SGA and the Housing community.”
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Cheri Taylor/Sophomore
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: Senator (Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Fall 2002)
Campus Involvement: Fall 2001-Psychology Club, Team NKU, SGA, Spring and Fall 2002-Team NKU, SGA, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority
Leadership Experience: Leadership training conference Fall 2001, Emerging Leaders Conference Spring 2002, Fall 2002, NLS Gatlinburg Retreat
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “If I am elected to the Senate of the Student Government I hope to encourage more students to get involved in extracurricular activities. I want to serve as a liaison between students and the Student Government in order to fulfill the needs of all NKU students.”
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James Pollitt/Sophomore
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: Appointed this semester by Executive Board to the Senate
Campus Involvement: Presidential Ambassadors, College Republicans, Team NKU, Student Government, Freshman Service and Leadership Committee
Leadership Experience: Secretary of College Republicans, Committee Chairman-Fundraising, Risk Management Committee
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “Keep tuition reasonable; try to form a student traffic court.”
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John “Slater” Medley/Junior (after Christmas break)
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: High school held offices and KYA
Campus Involvement: Marketing Club, CEO, Norse Force, Pi Kappa Alpha, Judicial Board (Fraternity).
Leadership Experience: Judicial Board (Fraternity)
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “My goals are to accomplish things that the student body wants. To make our campus a more student-friendly environment.”
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Jennifer (Jenny) Rasp/Sophomore
Position Seeking: Senator
Previous SGA Experience: Senator
Campus Involvement: SGA, Academic Advising Council
Leadership Experience: SGA Senator (1 year), Served on Millennium Committee for Kenton County, NKU Academic Advising Council.
Goals and Commitments If Elected: “My major goal would be to see something happen with parking issues. As a commuter student, I believe this is a pressing issue. Also, I would like to continue working on strengthening school spirit.”

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