Published on February 28th, 2017 | by John Magee0
A Recap of SGA’s Senate Meeting
Florida Southern’s Student Government Association senators met last week to discuss subjects that affect the students at FSC, including giving money to student groups.
The meeting opened with financial requests from three different student organizations each asking for money for an event or trip. All three groups that went before the senators, the Pre-Dental Society, the National Student Nurses’ Association, and Kappa Delta Pi were approved for the full amount they asked for.
The Pre-Dental Society was the first group to go present, asking for $782 to attend the Mission of Mercy in Pensacola, a free two day clinic that helps people without dental insurance.
FSC’s branch of the NSNA was next, asking for $800 from SGA to lower to total costs of their trip to Dallas for a convention put on by the NSNA. FSC will be sending 5 nursing students $2,865.
Kappa Delta Pi was the last group to ask for funds from the SGA, looking for $500 to make posters and hire a band to perform for the group’s March for Science.
SGA also announced a new award they are giving out called the Faculty Member of the month. The first recipient of this award is Dr. Brian Hamilton of the Religion and Philosophy department.
“There is an interesting cross-section of interests here,” Hamilton said. “I’m grateful to be recognized by such a diverse group as this one.”
According to SGA President Chase Hoyt, Hamilton was chosen by SGA because multiple students on the selection committee feel he was doing great things in and out of the classroom as well as being a compassionate and inclusive member of FSC’s community.