After winning Ball State's 2019 Student Government Association (SGA) election on March 19, Elevate will be inaugurated as the SGA executive slate for the 2019-20 academic year 3:15 p.m. April 17 in Cardinal Hall B at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center.
Here's a brief introduction of the four officers that make up Elevate:
President: Aiden Medellin
Year and Major: Junior political science major
SGA Affiliation: Organizational senator for ROTC
Organizations: Phi Kappa Psi, Ball State ROTC, vice president of internal affairs on the Interfraternity Council
Hobbies: Part of the Pre-Law Interest Group, playing the piano, singing and spending time with friends.
What would you like to accomplish in SGA: Hopes to first complete the Blue Loop platform point, then discuss the other points with the slate.
What are your personal ambitions with SGA: Expand SGA across the student body.
Why are you best suited for this position?: Built a large communication network with the current SGA president and workplace experience.
What does it mean to be a part of Elevate?: It means to be a part of a team that wants real change.
Vice president: Cameron DeBlasio
Year and Major: Junior journalism and political science dual major
SGA Affiliation: Senator at-large
Organizations: Honors fellow in Honors College, president of the Pre-Law Interest Group, public address announcer for Ball State Athletics
Hobbies: Piano, watching sports and traveling.
What would you like to accomplish in SGA?: Wants to work on their platform points immediately.
What are your personal ambitions with SGA?: To create connections with senators and understand exactly how the senate is run.
Why are you best suited for this position?: Served as assistant news director in NewsLink Indiana and served as a fellow within the Honors College.
What does it mean to be a part of Elevate?: It meant a lot to see how many people chose to support him as the vice president and to see how many people have supported the slate during the campaign.
Secretary: Cassidy Mattingly
Year and Major: Sophomore elementary education major
SGA Affiliation: Deputy Chief of Staff, former senator
Organizations: Delight Ministries, Hall Council and Residence Hall Associations
Hobbies: Arts and crafts, baking, cooking and nannying.
What do you hope to accomplish in SGA?: Wants to accomplish all of the platform points presented, even those outside of the Elevate slate.
What are your personal ambitions with SGA?: Wants to provide actions that need to be taken to help students.
Why are you the best suited for the position?: Experience working with the executive board and working closely with the current president.
What does it mean to be a part of Elevate?: It means to work for inclusivity and for the people.
Treasurer: David Sinclair
Year and Major: Junior finance major
SGA Affiliation: None
Organizations: Ball State ROTC
Hobbies: Basketball and video games
What do you hope to accomplish in SGA?: Keep the senators updated on the budget and help guide the slate on how to spend money.
What are your personal ambitions with SGA?: Doing everything right the first time and to learn from SGA.
Why are you the best suited for the position?: Doing well in academics and budgeting the ROTC account.
What does it mean to be a part of Elevate?: It means to be a part of a winning team.