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Dunn hopes to ‘open the door’

Amy Ehrnreiter

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From director of music programming to residential assistant and now to student body president, Sheena Dunn said she’s had a busy semester. But the Somerset, Ky., native said she wouldn’t change any of it.

Dunn, who will be graduating in May, was sworn in as the new Student Government Association president March 27 after Jennifer Perry resigned from the position.

Last year, when Perry and Dunn ran for president and vice president, respectively, Dunn said, “I knew I’d be the right-hand woman, but never expected to become president.”

Once Dunn assumed the position, she became the first black student to be student body president at Northern Kentucky University.

“I hope that it opens the door for other students,” she said. “Jen and I already showed the girls on campus to not be afraid of (the SGA) boys.”

Dunn said she has paved the way for other black students on NKU’s campus.

“I’m just filled with joy,” she said. “All these things that they tell you as an African-American child that you can’t do

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