Four Candidates, Three Positions

The Student Government Association  is currently considering four Northern Kentucky University students for the three open positions for Senator.

Click below to see the submitted, handwritten applications.
SGA Senator Applications

David Bonilla, freshman, political science major
No previous student government experience
President of NKU’s new undergraduate mock trial team
Greek affiliation: Sigma Phi Epsilon
Member of Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity, Latino Student Affairs, and College Democrats
High school athlete in soccer and cross country

“I am an individual of initiative, if something needs to be done, I can and will do it to the best of my ability. I have also been able to manage time quite well, being involved in multiple clubs and being the primary contact person for mock trial. I hope for more spare time than is usual, which ties into getting things done, simple initiative naturally leads to free time since it is by its very nature, efficient in doing what it should.”

Alexandra “Ali” Hedges, freshman, elementary education and Spanish major
No previous student government experience
President of the Freshmen Service Leadership Committee (FSLC)
Greek affiliation: Kappa Delta
Photographer for The Northerner
Captain of high school speech and debate team

“As a potential member of SGA, I can offer students of NKU my best 110 percent effort. I can offer my time and dedication to work together with the members of SGA and students of NKU to enhance the educational experience offered at NKU. I can offer to serve the students and work for the greater good of all first and foremost.”

Emily Parker, senior, political science major
No previous student government experience
President of Xi-Omega political science honor society
Greek affiliation: Kappa Delta
Member of Future Leadership Internship Program (FLIP), Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity, Presidential Ambassador

“As a member of SGA I will be able to draw upon all my previous experience to problem solve forward any issue that we may be confronted with. Furthermore I will provide my knowledge on the legislation and governmental process. I work very well in a group setting, offering ideas while listening to others.”

Benjamin Romito, mathematics major
No previous student government experience
Co-founder of Spanish Honor Society
Greek affiliation: Pi Kappa Alpha
Treasurer of the Spanish Club

“As a math major I learn and apply solving problems regularly. This practice has taught me to look at situations differently, and that there is more than one way to solve problems. I am a critical thinker and analyze all aspects of situations. I could bring a new outlook and my problem solving abilities.”

Story by Jesse Call