There are three executive teams running in this years election. Vote April 4th through 6th. Here is a little information about your candidates and their platforms. Be on the lookout for public speaking forums Thursday evenings in the union. Your executive team will be YOUR voice to the school, administration, and Board of Trustees of FLC. I'm aiming for a 40% student turnout in this election (considering it's on average 7% across the nation)-- we need you. Should 7% of the student body decide YOUR representatives? Have a say! Please contact me, Lindley Gallegos, if you have any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET THE CANDIDATES:
Evan Wick and Shea Wales
Evan Wick and Shea Wales are excited to run for executive office. But to start, meet the team!
Evan was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska. He is an English – Communications major with a minor in Political Science. This is his second year on ASFLC, and has served as a Senator for ASFLC and is currently the Student Body Vice President. In that time he has served on the Institutional Fee Review Board, the Financial Allocation Board, and is a student representative on the 2017-2021 strategic planning committee. Evan chose FLC because of its location, commitment to its Native American students and student-faculty ratio. In his past time he can be found flying throughout Southwest U.S. building hours to complete his commercial pilot's license. Upon graduation Evan plans on pursuing a career in the field of aviation.
Shea, from Oakland, California is an Environmental Biology Major and Environmental Policy minor. Shea is passionate about campus sustainability initiatives, active student based learning and increasing the transparency and involvement of the ASFLC senate table. Shea has been committed to participating in the Fort Lewis College community since she began school here, in Fall 2013. She played for the FLC Women's lacrosse team, worked as CHEM 150 Teacher Assistant, STEM3 tutor and Student Ambassador. She has also served as a Senator, Speaker of the Senate, Public Relations Committee Chair, Campus Sustainability Council member, and on the Environmental Center's Board of Directors. Upon graduation she plans to pursue a PhD in Ecology.
Both Evan and Shea, work for the FLC Office of Admissions as Student Ambassadors where they give campus tours, converse with prospective students and families, and passionately communicate their Fort Lewis College experiences!
A vote for Wick & Wales, is a vote for an open dialogue between the administration and students, increased student government involvement, a team that will advocate for a student centered agenda and improved student life here at FLC! Thank you!
Connor Cafferty and Mason Shea
Connor is a Junior at Fort Lewis from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. He is a Business Management Major with a strong interest in attending law school at UNC Chapel Hill after completing his undergraduate studies at Fort Lewis. Connor is an outdoors enthusiast with a passion for physical fitness. He is an avid skier and ran the NYC marathon in 2015 and hopes to complete an Iron Man before graduating college. He is a manager at the Student Life Center whose number one priority has always been making the students experience the best it possibly can. He joined Associated Students for Fort Lewis College (ASFLC) this spring and has already been a key voice and body on the table, having organized the successful dodge ball tournament hosted by ASFLC in February. Mason is a Junior Economics Major with a Minor in Business Administration from Austin, Texas. He raced mountain bikes at the national level throughout high school and followed his competitive drive and love for the outdoors, to Fort Lewis, to join their top ranked cycling program. Since joining ASFLC in the fall of 2015, he has been pushing for an increase in overall engagement and interaction between the student population, ASFLC and the administration. In February of this year, he facilitated the Ideas for Innovation (IFI) event hosted by ASFLC and is currently in the process of working with the students whose ideas were chosen, to work on their implementation across campus. As student body President and Vice-President, Connor and Mason will work on and believe in, student driven change at all levels. They want to ensure that students know they have a voice on campus and help them use it to fight for the change they want. To accomplish this, they will focus on holding the administration accountable, providing transparency between the administration and students and increasing interaction between ASFLC and students. Finally, they will work to ensure that Fort Lewis College continues to move forward in the world of upper education while maintaining and celebrating its unique identity.
Lauren Watson and Jaclyn Drummond
To continue the legacy of strong female leadership, we introduce to you Lauren Watson and Jaclyn Drummond. Lauren is currently a junior majoring in Political Science. For the past 3 years she has been actively involved within the Student Housing and Conference Services department on campus where she has developed her leadership skills and spoken on behalf of students when issues have been brought to her attention. Jaclyn is currently a sophomore, a double major in Political Science and Theater. She has been the Stage Manager for the theater department and received first place at the regional conference and is now headed to the national conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She is also a member of the Senior Orientation Staff. Their vision for the future of ASFLC is to make the organization more available to the students, as they believe the governing body of the school should actively represent its students. They plan to accomplish this task by being affable leaders that encourage other students to develop the leader within them. Collectively, their strengths include relator, strategic, discipline, achiever, futuristic, ideation and activator. These strengths will allow any student to feel comfortable coming to them, no matter what the issue. They are looking forward to fulfilling their goal of creating a leader in everyone. It's always sunny at FLC when Lauren and Jaclyn are on the scene!