Election Nominees Give Voters A Closer Glimpse

By Kelly Reed
Staff Writer

tv_News 10dbMONTICELLO – The University of Arkansas at Monticello will hold Student Government Association elections the week of April 22.

   The candidates for student government president are Lei Brist, Dylan Miles and Jessica Noble.

   Junior Lei Brist majors in communications and minors in criminal justice. Brist participates on several on-campus activities including Pi Kappa Delta, serving as president of Alpha Sigma Tau and currently serves as student activities board chairman.

   Brist wants to make the campus more centered on student life.

   “Everyone comes to classes and then leaves,” Brist said. Brist also said she wanted to make the Student Center better for students. Brist said she wants to, “give the commuters somewhere to go instead of their cars.”

   Secretary of the Division of Music and Alpha Sigma Tau sorority advisor Carolyn Howell employed Brist on campus. Howell said that Brist, “proved to be a very dependable and responsible employee. Lei has leadership qualities and would do a great job for the University as the SGA President.”

   Brist’s running mate is Bri Coles.

   Fifth-year student Dylan Miles majors in vocal and instrumental music education comprehensive. Miles participates in several on-campus activities including jazz band, concert band, marching band, concert, chamber choir, music theater workshop, symphonic band, commentary editor for “The Voice,” Choral Society, Alpha Tau Gamma, Phi Lamda Chi, national editor-in-chief of “The Aztec” and senator for the SGA Division of Music.

   Miles said he wants to, “fight for the underdog,” and also said he wants to, “support all societies, Greek and un-Greek.” Miles said, “I believe everyone has a place on campus.”

   Director of Special Events John Gladden said he worked with Miles throughout Miles’s UAM career.

   “Dylan has always gone above and beyond when giving his time and effort, and is always willing to work with others,” Gladden said. “Dylan has always given 110% of himself to make certain that things are done correctly and in a timely manner. I have no doubts that Dylan Miles would make a wonderful SGA President.”

   Miles’s running mate is Austin Henderson.

   Junior Jessica Noble majors in psychology and minors in Spanish. Noble participates in several on-campus organizations, including Toms Club, Ambassador Program, Wesley Foundation, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, UAM Cost Containment Committee and Missionary Baptist Student Ministry.

   Noble said she wants to, “make the U.C. into more of a student union, a place where students can go to hang out or take a break.” Noble also said she would like to make advertising more prominent.

   “Not many students are aware of events that are happening on campus,” Noble said.

   Dean of Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions Mary Whiting worked with Noble for the ambassador program. Whiting said Noble, “is dedicated, and also an outstanding leader. Jessica has the ability to interact with any and all age groups, and has a genuine interest in helping others.”

   Noble’s running mate is Jalen Garmon.

   UAM students should check their student email in order to vote for SGA president and vice president, secretary, treasurer, senators and SAB chairman.

One Response to “Election Nominees Give Voters A Closer Glimpse”
  1. I was formerly in Jazz Bands I, II, and III, Marching Band, and Concert Band, yet am in them no longer. I was formerly commentary editor for The Voice, but am no longer — I am, however, a Junior Editor. My organizations are Alpha Psi Gamma [Wrong greek letter] (Honorary Choral and Music Theatre Fraternity) and Phi Lambda Chi, [Lambda is misspelled]. I stated non-greek, not u-greek, which would mean an organization formerly greek but no longer. I am for Greek and non-Greek organizations, and their place on campus. Thank for for the direct statement on that.

    Noble participates in the Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship (MBSF).

    But overall, an excellent article with excellent coverage. Thank you for your support in covering campus politicians! I encourage each and every student to vote!

    DC Miles

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