Two St. Louis residents have become Dillard’s king and queen for the next academic school year in an election in which four out of 10 students voted.
Meanwhile, nominations for class councils are scheduled for April 20, with the primary elections set for April 28 and the runoff, if necessary, on April 29, according to the Office of Student Affairs.
Shaunessy Carr, a junior political science major from St. Louis, defeated Lawntai Hudson, a junior business management major from Baltimore, with 60.8 percent of the votes in a runoff election March 19.
Carr and Alan Carmel, a junior business management major from St. Louis who was unopposed, will reign during the 2010-11 school year. Carr, who is this year’s SGA on-campus representative, is Dillard’s 55th queen.
Meanwhile, Sabrina Bland, a junior urban studies major from Oakland, Calif., became Dillard’s new Student Government Association president in the runoff with 179 votes (63.4 percent), defeating Ebony Wooderts, a junior sociology major from Dallas, who had 108 votes (37.6 percent),.
Of 988 registered students, 367 voted in the election, according to results provided by Student Affairs.
Other results included:
- Vice president: Charlie Coleman III of Atlanta, a freshman political science major, garnered 56.9 percent to defeat Jasmi Brown of Houston, a junior accounting major, with 42.2 percent.
- Treasurer: Christopher Neal of Mobile, Ala., a freshman biology major, who defeated Jamie Elliott of New Orleans, a freshman sociology major, with 64.8 percent compared with 38.1 percent.
- Secretary: Rubila Smith of Chicago, a junior political science major, who ran unopposed.
- Parliamentarian: Mikcal Todd of Mobile, Ala., a freshman political science and sociology major, who ran unopposed.
- Chaplain: Bridget Sisney of Jackson, Miss., a freshman music industry major, who ran against Charles Battles of Baton Rouge, a freshman music industry major. Sisney won with 54.8 percent of the vote.
- On-Campus representative: Rachel Williams of Jackson, Miss., a freshman psychology major, who ran unopposed.
The installation ceremony was held Tuesday in Lawless Memorial Chapel.
For the class council race, campaigning will take place from April 21-27. Campaign speeches and debates will be held April 26. The induction ceremony for class council is planned for next fall.
(Jeannine Cannon and Traci Ray contributed to this report.)