Student Government Highlights Semester's Accomplishments

Dec. 19, 2006

Contact: Ashley Lintelman, Office of Press Secretary for Student Government, (214) 458-5310

As the fall semester of 2006 has drawn to a close, leaving students with "remember when" moments and looking forward to a new start in the spring, Student Government has had a most productive fall, by working hard, getting creative and achieving what many might have thought impossible.

"It has been a pleasure and a great honor to serve students this semester," said Allan Marshall, student body external vice president and a senior political science major from Cuney, Texas. "Student Government has accomplished a number of goals, and I am humbled by our service to the student body. We are so thankful that God gave us the ability and vision to serve students."

The members of student government made the voices and ideas of the student body their primary goals and were able to make monumental strides in building relationships with the student body, as well as the Waco community.

"From building relationships with the Greater Waco community to hosting our first annual Thanksgiving meal on Fountain Mall," Marshall said student government truly believes in placing students first and it hopes to continue to be an advocate for students.

The following is a list of accomplishments by Baylor Student Government for the fall of 2006:

• organized first annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Fountain Mall

• organized Women's Suffrage Presentation

• organized freshmen to build float for homecoming

• organized UpRoar

• organized recycling projects on campus

• organized report on 24-hour building access

• had President's Tea with Multicultural Student Organizations

• conducted the Student Life Survey

• passed allocations for a number of student organizations, including KOT Christmas Tree Lighting and BYX Island Party

• advocated for faculty evaluations, 24-hour study facility, student regent, and a change in the religious policy for non-chartered student organizations

• advocated for a scholarship site for upperclassmen

• strengthened the relationship between Baylor and the Waco community

• created the Community Involvement Council (CIC)

• developed an Alumni Mentor program in partnership with the Baylor Alumni Association

• continued the Learning English Among Friends (LEAF) program

• hosted the "Beyond Leadership" Community Summit

• worked on the George W. Bush Presidential Library Community Task Force

• hosted Mayor Virginia DuPuy during a session of Student Senate

• hosted an Alumni Homecoming Breakfast

• advocated for alcohol awareness

• established the Office of the Press Secretary

"We hope students will come to us with their concerns. We treasure students' input and value any feedback. We hope they will not hesitate to stop by the office, call, or email us with their concerns," said Marshall.

Student Government is looking forward to another exciting and rewarding spring semester, he added.

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