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The Tuskegee University student body recently elected new Student Government Association officers for the 2018-19 academic year.
Incoming SGA president Kieauna Strickland, a native of Roanoke, Alabama, is currently a junior majoring in biology and pre-health studies. Her most recently SGA activities have included serving as the 2017-18 Miss Student Government Association and co-president for Next Step Up. Outside her SGA responsibilities, she is a member of the Biology and MAPs Club, the National Society of Leadership and Success, and My Sister’s Keeper, which is a black women’s health initiative. She also serves as a Summer Health Professions Education Program ambassador and a New Student Orientation leader. During the summer of 2016, Strickland completed a summer internship and educational growth experience at Yale Medical School. She aspires to become an anesthesiologist, plans to attend medical school after graduating from Tuskegee, and hopes to build a career that focuses on health disparities within the African-American community.
Newly elected SGA vice president, Micah Grey, is currently a sophomore biology/pre-med major. The Birmingham, Alabama, native is involved heavily in both academic and co-curricular university activities. He has served as Mr. Freshman First Gentleman, Mr. Sophomore, vice president of the Biology Club, and as the NAACP public relations chair. After graduation, Grey plans to attend medical school, where he hopes to specialize in pediatrics or internal medicine.
SGA’s 2018-19 judicial advisor, Malik Fowler of Chicago, currently is a sophomore majoring in political science. He is an active member of the university’s Political Science Club as well as the Political Action Committee. Fowler also serves as a member of Tuskegee Mayor Tony Haygood’s task force developed to bring positive changes to the Tuskegee community. After graduating from Tuskegee, he plans to attend law school.
Newly elected treasurer Wethned Mertilien, a recent transfer student from Miami Dade College, is a junior majoring in accounting. Born in the Turks and Caicos Islands, she was raised in a Haitian family and moved to the United States two years ago. She is an active member of the National Association of Black Accountants and hopes to become an accountant for one of the big-four accounting firms.
SGA’s 2018-19 events coordinator is Alyssa Walker, a junior from Pensacola, Florida, majoring in construction management. She currently serves as vice president of external affairs and events coordinator for the Upsilon Chapter of Delta Phi Delta Dance Fraternity Inc., and events coordinator for the Council of National Service Organization. She also is ambassador for CURLS on campus and served as the first Miss THICK Tuskegee University during the 2016-17 academic year. After graduation, Walker plans to earn a master’s degree in city and regional planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Tuskegee’s Student Government Association provides students with opportunities to provide leadership to and advocacy for the university’s student body. SGA encourages the advancement of, and provides the means for, responsible student participation in campus affairs that promote the university’s principles of knowledge, leadership and service. In addition to elected officers, SGA provides the student body leadership and service opportunities through appointments as committee chairs and committee members.
For additional information about Tuskegee’s Student Government Association, visit www.tuskegee.edu/sga.
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