SGC-BBC appoints new senators, postpones updating Constitution

Alexi C. Cardona/Staff Writer

The Student Government Council at Biscayne Bay Campus appointed two new senators at this week’s senate meeting.

Ana Correa, a sophomore advertising major, was chosen as the new School of Journalism and Mass Communications senator.

“I want to make sure our students in [SJMC] are well-represented,” Correa said.

Correa is an FIU Alternative Breaks site leader, a peer mentor and the president of Wine to Water at FIU, an organization that helps provide clean water to people in need around the world.

Eli Jean-Mary, a freshman majoring in music business, was appointed lower division senator. He applied for the position to work on his shyness and further develop his leadership skills.

“I’ve got big dreams and I don’t want them to go to waste,” Jean-Mary said.

Both new members were unanimously appointed.

The council voted to have the remaining summer senate meetings every two weeks instead of every week. Last week’s senate and general meetings did not reach quorum because of low attendance from some senators.

Allhan Mejia, the speaker of the senate, said he hoped to start updating the constitution by the end of summer, but that initiative has been pushed back.

The Student Government Association needs to form a constitution committee consisting of four members from each council — two executive branch members and two senators from both the Student Government Council at Modesto A. Maidique Campus and SGC-BBC — to start discussing updates.

Mejia volunteered to be one of the senators in the constitution committee and asked for one more volunteer. The discussion was postponed for the next meeting.

The council at BBC is still recruiting members to fill seats in the senate. Representatives are needed for the College of Education, the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Broward Pines Center.

The SGC-MMC senate did not meet on the first week of July because they meet on a biweekly basis over summer.


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