Meet the members of SGA


Get to know the faces of your Student Government Association! We asked them a few questions so that we could learn a little bit more about the people behind the campus events.

Q: What is your name?

A: Caleb Ledford

Q: What is your position on SGA?

A: Intramural chairperson

Q: What is your major and year?

A: Senior Mechanical Engineering

Q: Why did you want to be on SGA?

A: I wanted to be on SGA because I like sports, I like meeting new people and helping them get involved, and I want all the students at MVNU to have as good of an experience as possible.

Q: What are your personal goals for your position?

A: My goals personally are to get as many people involved in intramurals, and make them a perfect combination of fun and competitive for all different kinds of people. I want to have something available for everyone and make it really really good quality.

Q: What do you want to see SGA as a whole accomplish over the next year?

A: What I would like to see SGA do mostly mirrors my reasoning for being on in the first place. To help others get involved, learn to serve and not just consume all the time, and to see things from every student's perspective. The better we can relate to each student and understand them, the better we can serve.

Q: What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?

A: I love playing basketball, volleyball, Spikeball on the weekends. Also going to church, watching football, and playing games.

Q:What is your name?

A: Jay Zollars

Q: What is your position on SGA?

A: VP of Christian Life

Q: What is your major and year?A: Senior Pastoral Ministries Major

Q: Why did you want to be on SGA?

A: I wanted to be on SGA because of the potential I see in the students on this campus. There are so many students with incredible ideas and amazing talents, but they don't know what to do with them. Being on SGA provides a way for me to be a voice for those students. In my previous role it was specifically to those students who wanted to share the story of God in their life. Now, in my new role, that voice is much broader.

Q: What are your personal goals for your position?

A: My personal goals have certainly changed. I would say my first priority or goal is to exemplify Christ in this role. It is a privilege to be where I am and I want to make sure that I am reflecting Christ in all ways. Other goals I have this year are to be more intentional about listening to students, and to shift the identity of the SGA student lounge. Our goal is for that to be a comfortable place for everyone to hang out. This idea stems from our goal as a team to be intentionally inclusive.

Q: What do you want to see SGA as a whole accomplish over the next year?

A: SGA has goals in regard to events and creating fun opportunities for students. I would say though that if SGA represents Christ, listens to students, serves students and seeks to build community then we will have accomplished great things. This doesn't just happen. This must be intentional.

Q: What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?

A: On the weekends I love to go to the athletic events, play tennis golf, or snowboard in the winter.

Q: What is your name?

A: Noah Torralba (but will answer to "John Cena Jr". or "The Guy Who Looks Like Joel Mott" or "Jenesis’ Brother” or "Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: 2006")

Q: What is your position on SGA?

A: Media Chairperson. I was expecting a chair to be given to me upon my hiring but all I got was a gift card to IKEA.

Q: What is your major and year?

A: Graphic Design & 2. But if we’re talking “Year" as in “What year do the Jonas Brothers expect everyone to be living underwater?” then I’m gonna have to go with 3000.

Q: Why did you want to be on SGA?

A: I actually thought SGA was a petition for “Save Great Apes” but it actually turned out to be something totally different and now I’m too far in to back out now.

Q: What are your personal goals for your position?

A: To not get fired.

Q: What do you want to see SGA as a whole accomplish over the next year?

A: I would love to see SGA help fellow students have a feeling that we will never give them up, never let them down, never run around and desert as well as not making them cry, saying goodbye or lying and hurting them.

Q: What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?

A: I like to help color blind individuals solve Rubix Cubes and perform with my Beyonce cover band “Boyonce”.

Q: What is your name?

A: Olivia Swartzentruber

Q: What is your position on SGA?

A: VP of marketing and graphic design

Q: What is your major and year?

A: Graphic Design (visual arts track) junior

Q: Why did you want to be on SGA? A: Because I love being involved and I love what SGA does for the students.

Q: What are your personal goals for your position?

A: With being in charge of the marketing and graphic design I plan to bridge the gap between SGA and the students, making sure the students always know about the fun activities happening on campus through advertisement, designs and clear communication that is timely and creative

Q: What do you want to see SGA as a whole accomplish over the next year?

A: I want to see us really reach out to the entire campus and to really get people excited about the events we have to offer. Lots of participation!

Q: What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?

A: I like to hang out with friends and maybe catch up on some sleep! And of course attend SGA events ;)

Q: What is your name?

A: Josh Neighoff

Q: What is your position on SGA?

A: VP of Finance

Q: What is your major and year?A: Double major in Business Management and Marketing, SENIOR!!!

Q: Why did you want to be on SGA?A: Gain leadership experience, be a voice for the student body, get more involved my last year on campus, get a nice additive for my resume

Q: What are your personal goals for your position?

A: To keep within the budget, provide flexibility to get the most bang for our buck and to enjoy what I am doing at all times

Q: What do you want to see SGA as a whole accomplish over the next year?

A: I want it to bring the student body together as a collective unit and offer events that include everyone

Q: What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?

A: On the weekends iI like to spend time with friends, catch up from the week before and get ready for the week ahead.

Q: What is your name?

A: Madison Coburn

Q: What is your position on SGA?

A: VP of Community Life

Q: What is your major and year?A: Business Administration and Public Relations and I will be a Junior

Q: Why did you want to be on SGA?

A: I wanted to be on SGA because I hoped to be a light on campus. I feel like this is my way of having a positive influence on my peers and being a voice for the students.

Q: What are your personal goals for your position?

A: I want to see clubs really take off this year. We have great participation in a wide variety of groups, and I would love to maintain that. I think there are so many different personalities at MVNU that there is a lot of potential for students to find their niche on campus.

Q: What do you want to see SGA as a whole accomplish over the next year?

A: I want SGA to help create a more positive and inclusive atmosphere on campus so that everybody can know that they have a place here.

Q: What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?

A: On the weekends I like to attend campus events, go shopping, take naps, and hang out with my adorable nephews.

Q: What is your name?

A: Jessica Wells

Q: What is your position on SGA?

A: Events Chairperson

Q: What is your major and year?

A: Journalism & Media Productions with a Film Studies Minor (don't know if you want that), Senior

Q: Why did you want to be on SGA?

A: I applied last year because I wanted to be involved in a different aspect of campus. I was, and still am, really involved with WNZR, but I wanted to branch out and try something else. I had a great experience serving last year, so I decided to apply again.

Q: What are your personal goals for your position?

A: To get more students involved with Cougar Crazies.

Q: What do you want to see SGA as a whole accomplish over the next year?

A: Plan some great events, but also go beyond events and actually be a voice for the student body.

Q: What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?

A: Make YouTube videos, spend all of my money at Target, go to concerts, hang out with my friends

Q: What is your name?

A: Abigail Hilton

Q: What is your position on SGA?

A: Junior Class President

Q: What is your major and year?

A: I am a 3rd year, Psychology Major

Q: Why did you want to be on SGA?

A: I wanted to be on SGA so I could lead and serve the students, staff, University and community that has abundantly blessed and changed me.

Q: What are your personal goals for your position?

A: My personal goals are to give back to the MVNU community and the Mount Vernon community as a whole.

Q: What do you want to see SGA as a whole accomplish over the next year?

A: I want SGA as a whole to form deeper relationships and be servant leaders to this campus and all the students and staff that reside here.

Q: What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?

A: For fun on the weekends I enjoy running, hiking, and playing board games with my friends.

Q: What is your name?

A: Spencer Chajkowski

Q: What is your position on SGA?

A: VP of Social Life

Q: What is your major and year?

A: Junior Computer Systems and Network Engineering

Q: Why did you want to be on SGA?

A: I was part of SGA last year and I loved my role, but I wanted to take on something bigger this year. With the combination of working with FNL and planning bigger events when I saw an opening for my position I was very excited for the opportunity to join SGA for a second year.

Q: What are your personal goals for your position?

A: I would love to have more Chipotle events or have more food at events, and adding either a new event or bringing in something big to one of our current events.

Q: What do you want to see SGA as a whole accomplish over the next year?

A: I'm really excited to see the team be representatives of Christ to those who are around us, both on or off campus. I also am excited to see our team communicate wants and needs of the student body to student life and see changes occur around campus and events from student input.

Q: What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?

A: Catch up with sleep is probably the most common thing that I do on the weekends but I enjoy exploring the community or nature around campus and seeing the beauty of Knox county on my bike. My friends and I also do a game night on a regular basis or we go to Columbus occasionally and explore the city.

Q: What is your name?

A: Aaron C. Ault

Q: What is your position on SGA?

A: I am the Vice President of Academic Life

Q: What is your major and year?

A: Major: Urban Ministry, Year: Senior

Q: Why did you want to be on SGA?

A: I wanted to be on SGA because I love our campus and it provided a way to serve the community that has profoundly shaped the person I have become.

Q: What are your personal goals for your position?

A: My personal goal is to help foster an environment where students have opportunities to pursue their academic interests, even those not related to their majors and classes.

Q: What do you want to see SGA as a whole accomplish over the next year?

A: I want to see SGA continue to grow as a body that represents student interests and concerns

Q: What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?

A: On the weekends I like to watch movies, even ones I've seen before, and read lots of books.

Q: What is your name?

A: Dale Frye

Q: What is your position on SGA?

A: Sophomore Class President

Q: What is your major and year?

A: Class of 2019 and Pastoral Ministry major

Q: Why did you want to be on SGA?

A: I wanted to be on SGA as a representative and voice for my class.

Q: What are your personal goals for your position?

A: My personal goals for the year is to bring a different way of thinking and points of views to SGA while representing the Sophomore class to my best ability and being a voice for the MVNU students.

Q: What do you want to see SGA as a whole accomplish over the next year?

A: I hope SGA can continue to help grow and cultivate this campus by being the voice of the students. Not only by creating fun events but also become a group that students feel comfortable coming to with issues\praises\ideas they may have about MVNU.

Q: What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?

A: I like hanging out with my friends and playing sports ( such as ultimate Frisbee on Oakwood lawn).

Q: What is your name?

A: Zachary Edwards

Q: What is your position on SGA?

A: My position on SGA is the Executive Secretary.

Q: What is your major and year?

A: I am Senior majoring in Social Work with a minor in Psychology.

Q: Why did you want to be on SGA?

A: I wanted to be on SGA because I wanted to serve the campus body in a different way that I didn't see myself doing before. I really never saw myself as somebody who could be in a student leadership position such as this but was encouraged by others to pursue it. I wanted to face the challenge of being a voice to the student body even against doubts of my abilities to do so.

Q: What are your personal goals for your position?

A: My personal goals are to update the SGA Constitution to make it more applicable and more functional. I hope to make students feel included and welcomed and I hope that I am able to serve as a messenger to make changes in policies or help students' ideas of different events and clubs a reality.

Q: What do you want to see SGA as a whole accomplish over the next year?

A: I want SGA to really be an intentional listener of the student body and to actually make changes that better our campus. I hope that we can be a group of people that students can come to with questions, concerns, ideas, and visions of how this campus can reflect God more and be more expressive with our love for one another.

Q: What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?

A: I love hanging out with friends in whatever means possible whether through road trips, socializing on campus, playing games, or hanging out outside. I also love keeping up to date with social media and reading online articles & blogs.

Q: What is your name?

A: Megan Zaborski

Q: What is your position on SGA?

A: Senior Class President

Q: What is your major and year?

A: Music Education, Super senior

Q: Why did you want to be on SGA?

A: To be able to be a part of something that makes changes on campus, that is revolved around the students desires and needs. I wanted to give a voice to students who feel as though their opinions don’t matter, or are not valued.

Q: What are your personal goals for your position?

A: I want to create a community throughout the senior class that shows, the support of one another. We are all going through the same things now and will face life outside of college at the same time. I want to prepare our class to take on these challenges together.

Q: What do you want to see SGA as a whole accomplish over the next year?

A: I want SGA to create a sense of belonging for every student on campus. I feel as though our team is so diverse this year that we have to opportunity to reach all types of students and make them feel supported and important.

Q: What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?

A: On the weekends I like to sleep, eat ice cream, go on adventures with my roommate, visit my dogs at home (and my parents).

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