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Student Government Association elected officials take office May 1
| Cody-Michael Henderson (seated) and Josh Davis; standing: E'Quain Rhodes (from left), Press Secretary; Chauntilla Adaway; Executive Secretary; and Bernard Irvin, Chaplin.
By E’Quain Rhodes
BPC Marketing Staff Writer
MOUNT VERNON--After weeks of campaigning, a night of debating, a day of voting, and hours of counting, Cody M. Henderson was re-elected as president of the Student Government Association (SGA) on the Brewton-Parker College campus.
Henderson remarks on his career in SGA, “One of the greatest highlights as a student here at Brewton-Parker College is serving my colleagues as their representative to the administration and staff, as their Student President, and now I’ve been blessed with a second year,” said Henderson. “I believe God had a purpose in bringing me to Brewton-Parker College from Valdosta. I never would have thought being the Student Government President was one of those reasons. I love Brewton-Parker College and desire Christ Jesus’ best for the campus, and the student body, for they are my heart.”
Henderson was first elected in April 2007 at the end of his freshman year, one of the first to be elected to the office of Student Government President as a freshman. Henderson’s counterpart in SGA is Joshua E. Davis. Davis, a senior political science major at BPC, was elected as vice-president for the Student Government.
“I am so excited to serve the students as their vice-president,” said Davis. “I have enjoyed my time in Student Government in various other roles during the 2007-2008 year, and I look forward to working with Cody and each member of the (SGA) to make change here at Brewton-Parker. Cody and I want the best for the students. I am so excited to work with the new Executive members, and help them help the students as we seek to honor God in our service.”
Other members of the President’s Cabinet are as follows: Miss Chauntilia “Peaches” Adaway, Executive Secretary; Mr. Bernard Irvin, Chaplain; E’Quain Rhodes, first “Press Secretary” combining the previous offices of Public Relations Representative and Technology Representative; and upon SGA Senate approval, Tenechia Haynes will be appointed by Student Government President Henderson as the first “Judicial Advisor” a position created by merging the former offices of Chief Justice, and Parliamentarian. The most unique thing about the new Student Government Executive cabinet should Haynes be approved once the new term starts, is that all six individuals major in a field from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division.
The Student Body of Brewton-Parker College also adopted a newly revised Constitution, which was updated by the current 2007-2008 Student Government Staff.
Current, and outgoing, Vice President José L. Santos Jr., a senior, commented, “I am so excited that President Henderson and Mr. Davis were (re)elected to the Student Government, it has been my joy to serve alongside Cody. And I am glad he is now serving as my president, yet again. He and Josh will continue to lead the SGA in a positive direction. It was my pleasure to help in revising the constitution for the students. Its changes will bring refreshment to the student body.”
The new Executive Staff took office May 1 after their installment April 29 at the yearly Organizational Banquet. The new constitution will be operational effective May 1.