Bradley student Senate Tickets: Campaign 2010

VOTE!
Where: www.mybu.bradley.edu
When: Polls open at 9 a.m. monday and close at 4 p.m. Tuesday. 
 
Green Ticket
Name: Jenny Nguyen
Position: Treasurer
The junior international business major hones a finance minor that she said assists her as the Director of Finance for Panhellenic Council.
Nguyen has experience budgeting and allocating funds for campus events through that position, a skill she said she thinks will carry over if she is elected treasurer.
She would like to see senate and campus’ funds become more transparent, so students know what their money is going toward.
Nguyen also said she would like to better class registration and push to get more sections of classes offered.
Name: Mike Konieczny
Position: Vice President
Konieczny has served one semester on senate, but he said he thinks his experience in other campus organizations will help him serve the student body.
He is the president of his fraternity, where he is responsible for running meetings and managing committees.
Konieczny said he hopes to see senate be taken more seriously, and he would like to see this begin with recruiting strong senators. He said he’d like to change the recruitment process and make it more organic.
He is also pushing for stronger campus security. He said he would like students to be able to help out police officers as security guards, perhaps making it an internship opportunity for criminal justice students.

Write-In
Name: Kevin McClelland
Position: President
McClelland is running as a write-in candidate. He is actively involved in a slew of activities on campus, though he has never served on Student Senate.
He’s been on the executive and standards boards of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, interned in the admissions office, given tours and participated in many vocal groups, among other activities.
If elected he would, continue the fight for a mascot, try to better Food Services and try to increase senate’s presence on campus.
Red Ticket
Name: Tricia Anklan
Position: Vice President
Anklan is the only student body officer running for next year, as she seeks to be re-elected as vice president.
Anklan said she thinks she should be elected because things from this year, such as wireless Internet and recycling plans, need to be carried out next year.
Other things she helped with this year include extending Center Court hours, providing condom distribution and completing a University Hall recycling program.
She also said her established relationships with the administration and Executive Board experience will make for a better transition for next year’s student body officers versus an all-new roster.
Blue Ticket
Name: Nick Swiatkowski
Position: President
Swiatkowski is wrapping up his second year on senate, the first spent as a senator and this year spent as the chairman of the Technology Services and Affairs Committee.
He said his two years experience as well as outside experience, including being a member of the Auxiliary Coast Guard, have prepared him to take on the position of president, which he also ran for last year
If elected, he said he plans to increase senate’s propensity to help all students. Swiatkowski is running unopposed on the ballot, though he is being challenged by write-in candidate Kevin McClelland.
Name: Amanda Wenger
Position: Vice President
Wenger is the Academic Affairs Committee chairwoman. In the past, she served as a senator representing Heitz Hall. She said one of her highest priorities is organization of senate meetings. She also wants to increase senator accountability by requiring senators to attend constituent events. She also wants to increase the participation by non-senators in senate meetings.
Name: Sarah Rayfield
Position: Secretary
Rayfield is serving as a senator from the Singles Complex and College hall. She said one of the largest problems facing senate is the fact that many people don’t know who their senators are. If elected, she would host a ‘meet your senators’ event in the early fall. She, along with the rest of the blue ticket, is in favor of having open office hours in the senate office in addition to constituency hours.
Name: Andrew Kerr
Position: Treasurer
Kerr is serving his first semester on senate representing the Foster College of Business. If elected, his first and largest priority would be to create some sort of book rental company. He said the company would be a non-profit supervised by a board of directors, which would likely be composed of the student body officers and a few others. The goal would be to rent textbooks at drastically reduced prices.