SGA elections under way this week at Dillard

Alan Carmel, a junior business management major from St. Louis, the sole candidate, apparently is the new Mr. Dillard for 2010-11, and three Student Government Association candidates were unopposed as well, according to the list provided by Mr. Dillard Michael McField.


Two students were seeking the position of Miss Dillard in the primary election that was under way Wednesday as the Courtbouillon went to press: Shaunessy Carr, a junior political science major from St. Louis; and Lawntai Hudson, a senior business management major from Baltimore. A contestant showcase was held Tuesday.


A runoff, should one be needed, is scheduled for today in lower Kearny. To win outright, a candidate needs 51 percent of the vote, McField said.


Other class elections will be held in April, except for freshmen, which is held in fall.


Three incoming SGA officers had no opposition for their posts: Rubila Smith, a junior political science major from Chicago, secretary; Rachel Williams, a freshman psychology and Spanish major from Baton Rouge, on-campus representative; and Mikal Todd, a freshman political science and sociology major from Mobile, Ala., parliamentarian.


Meanwhile, the final tally of voting for races in question were unavailable as the newspaper went to press Wednesday.


Three juniors sought the post of SGA president: Ebony Wooderts, a sociology/criminal justice major from Dallas; Gerald Lee, a music business major from New Orleans; and Sabrina Bland, an urban studies and public policy major from Oakland, Calif.


Two ran for vice president: Charlie Coleman, a freshman political science and English major from Atlanta; and Jasmi Brown, a junior accounting and entrepreneurship major from Houston.


Two people were seeking the treasurer’s post: Christopher Neal, a freshman biology pre-med major from Mobile, Ala., and Jamie Elliott, a freshman sociology and criminal justice major from New Orleans.


And two were seeking the chaplain’s position: Bridget Sisney, a freshman biology major from Jackson, Miss., and Charles Battles III, a freshman music industry major from Baton Rouge.  


No one sought the position of off-campus representative or historian.


Nominations for SGA positions for the 2010-11 academic year were accepted March 10, with presidential and vice presidential debates on Monday.


(Charley Steward contributed to this report.)