SGA Elections

PRESIDENT

Nick Lim
Position running for: President
Hometown: Hillsborough, N.J.
Year: Junior
Major: History
Clubs/Activities: Sigma Phi Epsilon, Club Sports Council, SGA Clubs and Organizations co-chair
Why are you running for this position?
I want to give back to the Rider community by utilizing the skills that I have learned here to their greatest potential.
Why should students vote for you?
If elected, I will listen to students’ needs and I will do everything in my power to make sure their concerns

 

 

 

Christopher Mari-Davis
Position running for: President
Hometown: Toms River, N.J.
Year: Junior
Major: Human resources management/management and leadership
Clubs/Activities: Resident advisor of Community Service Learning Community in Poyda Hall, Rider Bonner Community Scholar, Residence Hall Association Executive Board vice president of administration, BranchOut treasurer, Human Resources Management Association recruiting director, Relay for Life event co-chair
Why are you running for this position?
Rider University has helped to shape me into the person and leader that I am today and is now the place that I consider home. I would like to give back to the campus community by serving as the next SGA president.
Why should students vote for you?
I have been involved in many different clubs and organizations, so I have a great deal of experiences and contacts in various aspects of student and campus life that will help me to succeed as SGA president. I am also a servant leader who is looking to serve the campus community and students through my leadership, so I am open to talking to and receiving comments and suggestions from anyone and everyone. I love the family-like atmosphere that our campus has, so my vision as SGA president would be to increase communication and connections between the clubs and organizations so that they can support each others’ events and initiatives.


Andrew Abdallah
Position running for: President
Hometown: Willingboro, N.J.
Year: Senior
Major: Psychology
Clubs/Activities: Strategic Gaming Club, SGA
Why are you running for this position?
First and foremost, I want to give back to Rider University and my fellow students and I feel that as SGA president, I can best achieve that goal. Secondly, I find the experience I will gain from this position invaluable.
Why should students vote for you?
Students should vote for me because I have gained the experience necessary to manage such a high position in student government by serving in Senate and as SGA treasurer. I wish to put this experience to use for the betterment of Rider. I have a strong desire to find and employ more avenues for hearing students’ voices and utilizing their opinions within the structure and function of SGA. If elected, I wish to see a more structured, active and involved SGA at Rider.

 


Allie Koury
Position running for: President
Hometown: Clinton, N.J.
Year: Junior
Major: Public relations
Clubs/Activities: SGA events coordinator, sophomore class representative, Rider Dance Ensemble choreographer, Leadership Development Program executive board, Omicron Delta Kappa, GLASS mentor and international mentor
Why are you running for this position?
I am running for SGA president because I truly care about Rider and its students. I want to help make their ideas become a reality. I am very passionate about SGA. I feel that I have the leadership skills to take this organization to new heights.
Why should students vote for you?
As the person with the most SGA experience running, I believe that I have the knowledge and skills to lead Rider through its 150th anniversary. I am open to learning and taking the suggestions of students and bringing them to the administration so that I can make Rider the university they want it to be. I’d be honored to be your Student Government president.


Tara Roach
Position running for: President
Hometown: Clark, N.J.
Year: Sophomore
Major: Psychology
Clubs/Activities:  Sophomore class president, Leadership Development Program, resident advisor, GLASS mentor
Why are you running for this position?
I enjoy being a student leader and believe this position can improve my leadership skills. Rider has also given me many opportunities and I want to give back to the community.
Why should students vote for you?
I have past experience in student government and I’m passionate about being a leader. If elected, I will dedicate myself to the position and do the best that I can.

 

VICE PRESIDENT


Lucia White
Position running for: Vice president
Hometown: Milford, Conn.
Year: Sophomore
Major: Digital media: radio, television and film
Clubs/Activities: SGA spirits and traditions chair, resident advisor Conover Hall, Orientation Staff, Relay for Life Committee, Rider University Network, GLASS Peer Mentor and Lambda Pi Eta
Why are you running for this position?
SGA has been a huge part of my Rider experience beginning my freshman year and I want to continue to grow and develop within this organization. I am running for vice president because I want to help every students feel their opinions and ideas matter to this university.
Why should students vote for you?
Students should vote for me because I have been involved in SGA for the past two years and I know I can definitely help everyone on this campus from residents to commuters and everything in between.


Diogo Azevedo
Position running for: Vice president
Hometown: Richboro, Pa.
Year: Junior
Major: Accounting
Clubs/Activities: President of BranchOut, second year resident advisor and member of the Resident Advisor Recruitment Team
Why are you running for this position?
I am running for this position because I want to unite the student body. I would like to hear the voices of Rider students so I can report it to the SGA board and we can work as a team to solve the worries of the student body. I would also like for the Lawrenceville student body to be familiar with the Westminster campus and go to their events as well.
Why should students vote for you?
Students should vote for me because I am going to invest my time in SGA and I will do my best to fulfill the wishes of the student body. I am very passionate and become very invested in the projects and commitments I make to my fellow residents, friends and classmates and I know I will do the same for the student body.


John Diaz
Position running for: Vice president
Hometown: South Plainfield, N.J.
Year: Sophomore
Major: Accounting
Clubs/Activities: Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, Rider University Aspiring Accountants Professional Program, Rider Club Baseball, Model United Nations, Rider Athletics-Marketing & Promotions
Why are you running for this position?
The reason I am running for this position is because I want to make a difference on campus and want to ensure that the voices of the students are heard by making Senate known to all students on campus.
Why should students vote for you?
Students should vote for me because I strive to make this campus better and listen to students while working cohesively with the administration and the rest of SGA to continuously improve life at Rider.

 


Ryan Hopely
Position running for: Vice president
Hometown: Mantua, N.J.
Year: Freshman
Major: Public relations
Clubs/Activities: Freshman class representative, Bonner Community Scholar, Conover Hall RHA vice president, Spectrum Pride Alliance executive assistant, Leadership Development Program member
Why are you running for this position?
I want to strengthen student government as whole, and I want to start with Senate. It should be more engaging and worthwhile. I want to take the role as a liaison between the student body and university departments to a new level.
Why should students vote for you?
I believe student government is very important; therefore, I take it very seriously. I will improve Senate and work very hard to make students’ voices heard. I promise to always try my best and never forget that a leader is only as good as his or her team.

 

TREASURER


John Mancini
Position running for: Treasurer
Hometown: Washington Township, N.J.
Year: Junior
Major: Accounting
Clubs/Activities: SGA Cabinet, OAT Bronc Aide, Accounting Society
Why are you running for this position?
I believe in always looking for ways in which I can add value to any situation I face. SGA is a great organization and I feel that this position is where I can add the most value.
Why should students vote for you?
I have the skills and experience needed for the position. Having been on SGA for a year, I know areas in which I can help the organization improve and have plans to make them better. With the knowledge I’ve learned through classes and experiences I’ve had at Rider, I know I would make a great treasurer.

 

Drew Pinkston
Position running for: Treasurer
Hometown: Willingboro, N.J.
Year: Sophomore
Major: Accounting
Clubs/Activities: Current treasurer of the sophomore class, resident advisor of Moore Hall, Finance Board
Why are you running for this position?
As a current member of SGA Finance Board, I know what it takes to be able to manage funds as big as $40,000 and as little as $100. With the skills I possess, SGA and the Rider community as a whole will be able to use the million-dollar budget to the fullest.
Why should students vote for you?
As treasurer, I will bring a sense of management, organization and budgeting skills. With my experience as a member of Finance Board, I have already been able to showcase these skills and use them to the fullest. SGA needs a person who not only possesses these skills, but also has an eye for financial detail.

 


Nick Rapisarda
Position running for: Treasurer
Hometown: Freehold, N.J.
Year: Junior
Major: Accounting and finance
Clubs/Activities: Chairperson of the Finance Board, vice president of Finance for Sigma Phi Epsilon, Order of Omega honor society, previous treasurer of the Adventure Club
Why are you running for this position?
As the chairperson of the Finance Board, I work closely with the current SGA treasurer and understand all of his responsibilities. I also see unsolved problems under this position that he has been trying to fix, such as on-time completion of checks or the dues account for organizations. I am running for this position because I want to fix these problems for the good of the organizations on this campus.
Why should students vote for you?
Students should vote for me because I will make it my duty to respond to the problems of the community, beginning with the dues account and the inefficiency of the check process.


Jeana Brischler
Position running for: Treasurer
Hometown: Hightstown, N.J.
Year: Junior
Major: Arts administrations and theater studies
Clubs/Activities: Arts Management Association, Spending Committee, senator for SGA, assistant technical director for Rider’s theater performances, Alpha Psi Omega
Why are you running for this position?
I am running for this position because it is a great experience for me to be a part of. I want to work with the other members of SGA in order to make Rider more organized and to give students the best experience that they can have here.
Why should students vote for you?
I am well organized and I have a lot of experience with managing. I want students to get money that they request for their clubs and organizations as timely and efficiently as possible.

 

SECRETARY

Andrew Dimino
Position running for: Secretary
Hometown: Montgomery, N.J.
Year: Junior
Major: Entrepreneurial studies/management
Clubs/Activities: DAARSTOC, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Rider’s Model U.N., Study Abroad Ambassador
Why are you running for this position?
I am running for this position to provide greater transparency between SGA, the student body and Rider faculty and to hear and note our different voices.
Why should students vote for you?
Students should vote for me to be confident that this job will be done well. They should know I am open to new ideas and ready to have their thoughts be put into action with the collaboration of the executive board.

 

Winifred Mackintosh
Position running for: Secretary
Hometown: Ormond Beach, Fl.
Year: Junior
Major: Political science and English
Clubs/Activities: President of Alpha Phi Omega, RHA Executive Board, SGA Cabinet, Model U.N., Relay for Life Committee, Ziegler/Moore office assistant, Yearbook, Sigma Tau Delta, Community Service Council
Why are you running for this position?
I’ve loved being a part of SGA and RHA this past year and I wanted to give back to those organizations and Rider as a whole by taking advantage of my skill set to help facilitate effective communication. Keeping everyone updated and involved is vital to the success of any organization, especially one that presides over the entire student body, and I’d really like to be a part of making sure that communication happens.
Why should students vote for you?
For my experience, my effectiveness and my enthusiasm. I’m very involved on campus and I have experience in a secretary position. I’m confident I can execute all the duties effectively and I’d be excited to be given the chance.

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