Senior Class Officer elections to be held first week of April

Bridget Donnelly

Elections for the Class of 2012 Senior Class Officers will be held Friday, April 1 through Monday, April 4.

Class Officer duties involve working with the Senior Class Committee, serving on the Alumni Board of Directors and the Lawrence Fund Student Advisory Council, organizing events for the senior class, preparing the class gift, participating in the planning of Commencement and Senior Dinner and keeping in contact with classmates through their fifth reunion.

Volunteer Coordinator of Alumni and Constituency Engagement Linda Fuerst has been organizing the elections, sending members of the current junior class updates regarding the process.

Four officer positions are available: president, vice president, secretary and agent.

Officer candidates were determined after a primary nomination process held in February. A primary election was planned to narrow each position down to two candidates, but ended up being unnecessary.

Candidates for president include Provie Duggan and Mara Kunin. The vice president candidates are Emily Hallock and Ranga Wimalasuriya, and Ellen French and Csilla Megyeri are running for class agent. Carolyn Tomecek is the only candidate running for secretary.

Profiles of all the candidates have gone up on the Alumni page of the Lawrence website. All the candidates expressed enthusiasm for next year’s senior class and communicated a desire to foster close relations within the class of 2012.

Kunin stated, “I’m really looking forward to a great senior year and this is a really great opportunity for us as students to let our voices be heard by electing candidates that will make sure our last year here is unforgettable.”

Duggan was in agreement, encouraging members of the class of 2012 “to start thinking of ideas to suggest for when the officers are elected and start to have meetings.”

Elections will be conducted through Voyager, and all current juniors are strongly encouraged to participate.