By Casey Gale
The new president of Westminster Choir College’s (WCC) Student Government Association plans to help the college reach out to the surrounding area. Noreen Goldberg was elected president on April 11, when the new Student Government Association officers were announced.
The junior music major will serve on the 2014-15 executive board as president, with Edgar Mariano, a senior music education major; Emmanuel Acosta, a junior voice performance major; and Kayla McLaughlin, a sophomore music education major, as vice president, treasurer and secretary, respectively.
For Goldberg, the moment that her election was announced marked a memorable achievement in her academic career.
“It was definitely one of the highlights of my year so far,” she said.
Goldberg said she wants to build the growing community at WCC. “I want to take our school to new heights and see us involve ourselves even more with the Princeton community,” she said.
Even with plans for community outreach, Goldberg said she intends to work closely with her peers on WCC issues.
“I want to be a person that students can come to and express their wants and needs so that we can create the best for our entire student body,” she said.
Acosta found the process similarly rewarding.
“As I collected signatures, I was amazed at how willing my peers were to sign my petition and spread the word on my behalf,” he said. “It is truly rewarding to know that your actions have impacted those around you.”
McLaughlin said that she hopes to honor the work of the leaders who came before her.
“The new executive board has big shoes to fill,” she said. “However, I am excited to see how we rise to the challenge.”
According to Mariano, the new board is up for that challenge.
“My overall goal is to allow all of the Westminster students voices to be heard through proper communication by the Senate,” he said. “This way, the already tight-knit community at Westminster can grow in a positive direction.”