Candidates Tout Plans for BSU
By Jocelyn Jones
In a few weeks Bowie State University students will vote for their future Mr. and Miss Bowie State University, SGA president and vice president as well as class officers, kings and queens. Many of the candidates are currently campaigning and trying to get their point across in order for them to win the election. Candidates running for Student Government Association president and vice president are running mates Kevin Thomas and Maurice Robinson against Kirk Pressley and Jamin Gallman.
Thomas plans on serving the BSU community and make a difference. "I chose to run for Student Government Association president because this university gave me the change to make a difference in life and for that I am forever indebted to BSU. This university hasn't achieved the level of respect it deserves and it's about time that the students meet the administration halfway in order to address this issue," he said.
SGA presidential candidate Kirk Pressley said, "I decided to run for this position because it is my passion to advocate, represent and represent and uphold the students of BSU." His plans are to unite the students and make BSU a home name. Reforming SGA to add onto our success of this year and mobilize the student body.
Running for Miss Bowie State University are candidates Janay Carpenter and Ayana Harlee.
Carpenter is running for this position because of a moral obligation to serve her school that she dearly loves, she said. She has served in many various organizations around campus and felt equipped and prepared for such a time as this. "It is imperative that I share my gifts with Bowie State University to motivate, empower, encourage and uplift all the Awesome Bowie Diamonds on campus," she said. Her plan is to continue the path of royal excellence, execution and innovation that the previous Queen has set before her.
Harlee's plan is to empower the women of Bowie State University to find their purpose, to be confident and strong with whom they are, to always be their sisters' keeper. Her platform consists of empowerment, health awareness and community service. "I believe that it takes diligence, strength, determination and leadership ability to serve my University as its Queen and I believe I possess all of those abilities," she said.
There is some tough competition out there this year for elections. Every vote counts and even seniors can vote this year. The election is scheduled for April 22.