Q&A: Your 2018 Student body president candidates

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(From left to right) Candidates Matt Vang and Emelie Caldwell; Sydney Burroughs and Victoria Cortese.

The candidates running for student body president and vice president have worked hard for the past two weeks to get to know as many students as they can and informing them of what they can do for the student body.

The North Central community may still be wondering what each candidate wants to change and their views on certain concerns so we conducted a Q&A, explaining a bit more on what each side wants for the university and the student body.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR MAJOR AND CLASS STANDING?

Matt Vang (running for president): I am a junior and accounting and finance major.

Emelie Caldwell (running for vice president): I am a junior and business administration major.

Tory Cortese (running for president): I am a sophomore entrepreneurship major.

Sydney Burroughs (running for vice president): I am a junior business administration major.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR SLOGAN? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Matt & Emelie:

We decided to make our slogan, “living a colorful life.” We want to help diminish any culture clashes people experience when they are here at North Central- whether that’s race, city size, cultures, whatever it may be. When we can remove our individual lenses and understand where everyone is coming from and what everyone is experiencing, we can be united on one front and build a stronger university.

Tory & Sydney:

Our slogan is “Progress Together.” We made that our Slogan because if we are the student body president we want North Central’s community to know they are part of the movement and progress. We represent the students but it’s because we’re all coming together to progress. At the core we want Christ to be shown in what we do as a school. So when (North Central students) look back, they will see that this is true and were apart of that progress.

Q: WHY SHOULD PEOPLE VOTE FOR YOU AND WHAT MAKES YOU MORE QUALIFIED THAN YOUR OPPOSERS?

Matt & Emelie:

(Emelie)

Matt and I have seen a huge success with the SAC team this year. Attendance to events has risen and people are bonding through our events.

Also, I have experience in a larger university’s student government and that experience will bring a lot to the table at North Central. I did not grow up in the AG church and I think that will help me connect to people that grew up that way and are having a difficult time transitioning into this atmosphere.

Tory & Sydney

(Tory)

Anyone that knows me knows I fight fiercely for what I believe in. I absolutely love North Central and my experience here. With that I want to continue to make North Central University an amazing place for students and help recognize areas that should grow. I also hold Christ at the center of myself and what I’m apart of. Some leadership opportunities I’ve been apart of will help me in being student body president.

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