Wesleyan Student Senate makes history

For the first time in the West Virginia Wesleyan College’s history, the Student Senate is being led by an all-female powerhouse.

The 2012-2013 officers have already been busy addressing many issues that affect the campus community, and President Jacki Stow believes that the female leadership is working hard for the betterment of the college.

“I would not trade the women I work with for anyone,” Stow said. “It has been an amazing opportunity to work with this executive team.”

Currently, the Senate is completing organization reviews which will help the College track what groups remain on campus. The team is plans to introduce a Student Senate newsletter this semester.

The Student Senate is responsible for the coordination of campus activities and student organizations, as well as the oversight of quality of life issues on campus and in the residence halls. Membership consists of student representative, as well as representatives of campus organizations, faculty, and administration. Student Senate meets weekly to address campus communication and to provide leadership in dealing with campus issues.

Meetings of Student Senate are open to all who are interested.

The 2012-2013 officers include:

  • President Jacki Stow, from Chautauqua County, N.Y., is a junior double-majoring in religious studies and gender studies. She is a member of Bobcat Entertainment, as well as a sister of Sigma Alpha Iota. Stow also serves as a resident assistant.
  • Vice President Brooke Robinson is a junior elementary education/early childhood endorsement major from Nettie. She is the president of the Student Education Association on campus and serves as the historian recorder for the sisterhood of Zeta Tau Alpha. In her free time, Robinson tutors at Stockert Youth Center.
  • Secretary Courtney Weaver, from Weston, is a sophomore double-majoring in history and English literature. She is active in the Fellowship of Christian Students on campus. She is also a member of WVWC’s Honors program. She serves on the Academic Affairs committee representing the English department and this past year served as the secretary for the Alpha Lambda Delta honors society. She is a student worker in the WVWC learning center’s technology lab. In her free time, she enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee.
  • Treasurer Colleen Black is a junior Elementary Education major from Smithsburg, Md. She is a member of the volleyball team.