The two 2017 slates, IGNITE and OPTiC, are running against each other for Student Government Association executive board. Voting will start at 8 a.m. Feb. 27 close at 5 p.m. Feb. 28. Here is a brief introduction to the candidates. 

IGNITE


Gabrielle Lloyd, president: junior telecommunications major

Activities/Involvement: SGA, resident assistant, Ball State NAACP, orientation leader


Zoe Taylor, vice president: junior telecommunications, theater and history major

Activities/Involvement: SGA, women’s rugby, Feminists for Action


Caleb Conley, secretary: junior public relations major

Activities/Involvement: Pi Kappa Phi, resident assistant, "Facing Addiction" project



Theodore Hoffman, treasurer: junior business, Japanese and Chinese major

Activities/Involvement: SGA, Chinese Club, International Ambassadors Association, The Rinker Center


OPTiC

Greg Carbo, president: junior organizational communication major

Activities/Involvement: President of Sigma Chi Fraternity, founding member of Step In. Speak Up. Club, SGA senator, Ball State debate team, Knotts/Edwards Residence Hall President, currently enrolled in University Police Department Citizens Police Academy

Katy Volikas, vice president: junior political science major with a concentration in international relationships

Activities/Involvement: Whitinger Scholar, Honors College, Delta Zeta standards chair and bylaws Committee, vice president of internal affairs on 2016 Panhallenic Council, Student Voluntary Services for 3 years, SGA senator (Fall 2016) — Secretary of Academic Affairs Committee, Undergraduate Researcher in Biology Department — 2014

Lizzie Ford, secretary: junior psychology major with minors in interpersonal relations and women and gender studies

Activities/Involvement: SGA senator, president of Alliance for Disability Awareness, Sigma Kappa, resident assistant, currently working on an independent study with the psychology department

Kaia Thompson, treasurer: junior interpersonal communication major with a minor in marketing

Activities/Involvement: Comm Club secretary, Alpha Kappa Alpha treasurer, Lambda Pi Eta, volunteer at Boys and Girls Club, Ball State Athletics Marketing Department

Ignite





Gabrielle Lloyd, president: junior telecommunications major

Activities/Involvement: SGA, resident assistant, Ball State NAACP, orientation leader

Zoe Taylor, vice president: junior telecommunications, theater and history major

Activities/Involvement: SGA, women's rugby, Feminists for Action

Caleb Conley, secretary: junior public relations major

Activities/Involvement: Pi Kappa Phi, resident assistant, "Facing Addiction" project

Theodore Hoffman, treasurer: junior business, Japanese and Chinese major

Activities/Involvement: SGA, Chinese Club, International Ambassadors Association, The Rinker Center

OPTiC





Greg Carbo, president: junior organizational communication major

Activities/Involvement: President of Sigma Chi Fraternity, founding member of Step In. Speak Up. Club, SGA senator, Ball State debate team, Knotts/Edwards Residence Hall President, currently enrolled in University Police Department Citizens Police Academy

Katy Volikas, vice president: junior political science major with a concentration in international relationships

Activities/Involvement: Whitinger Scholar, Honors College, Delta Zeta standards chair and bylaws Committee, vice president of internal affairs on 2016 Panhallenic Council, Student Voluntary Services for 3 years, SGA senator (Fall 2016) — Secretary of Academic Affairs Committee, Undergraduate Researcher in Biology Department — 2014

Lizzie Ford, secretary: junior psychology major with minors in interpersonal relations and women and gender studies

Activities/Involvement: SGA senator, president of Alliance for Disability Awareness, Sigma Kappa, resident assistant, currently working on an independent study with the psychology department

Kaia Thompson, treasurer: junior interpersonal communication major with a minor in marketing

Activities/Involvement: Comm Club secretary, Alpha Kappa Alpha treasurer, Lambda Pi Eta, volunteer at Boys and Girls Club, Ball State Athletics Marketing Department