Class Representatives

2016-2017 General Assembly

First-Years

Grace Bertram

Hometown- Campbellsville, KY

Major- undecided

Why did you want to join SGA? I am passionate about student government and love taking part in student leadership.

Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs, or legs as long as your fingers? why? Fingers as long as my legs

If you were abandoned on a desert island, what faculty/staff member would you want with you and why? John Kinkade. He was in charge of my GSP and is just a really cool guy.

Guilty pleasure song (don’t say you don’t have one, you’d be lying) That one time the Kardashians recorded a song

Favorite season (why?) Spring – track season, lake time, nice weather

Name- Alexander (Alex) Grove

Hometown- Louisville

Major- Politics (maybe)

Join SGA- Be a part of student government to make the school better.

Fingers or Legs- I would rather have fingers as long as my legs

Desert- Prof Paskewich because he’s hilarious and I don’t know any other staff members that are good at survival, so might as well have a laugh if I’m dying.

Guilty pleasure song- September by Earth, Wind, and Fire

Season- Fall because it’s cold but not too cold

 

Justin Germann

Hometown: Brentwood, California

Major: Economics and Finance (Planned)

Why did you join SGA? I wanted to join SGA so that I could stop complaining about problems and actually work towards fixing them.

Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs, or legs as long as your fingers? why? I would rather have legs as long as fingers, because I don’t walk that much anyway, and I need my hands to be normal sized so I can eat use my computer.

If you were abandoned on a desert island, what faculty/staff member would you want with you and why? I would probably take professor Anderson. He might be in his 50’s but he is still running marathons and I’d want him to do all the heavy lifting tasks on the island.

Guilty pleasure song (don’t say you don’t have one, you’d be lying) Most of Justin Bieber’s latest album, because it’s good stuff but you don’t want to admit to yourself whose music it is that you’re jamming to.

Favorite season (why?) Winter, I would rather be chilly than sweaty. Also, I have more clothes for the winter time so it means I don’t have to do laundry as often.

Hannah Hooper

Hometown– Little Rock, AR

Major-– Sociology/Anthropology/Spanish?? (not sure)

Why did you want to join SGA? Never before have I felt so immediately at home in a new place and because of that I feel driven now more than ever to be an active, helpful, dynamic part of that place.

Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs, or legs as long as your fingers? why? definitely fingers as long as legs–I mean it’s no question, right?? Then maybe I wouldn’t be such a trash piano player.

If you were abandoned on a desert island, what faculty/staff member would you want with you and why? For sure Frank from Sodexo because he makes a mean iced chai and his demeanor is just downright delightful.

Guilty pleasure song (don’t say you don’t have one, you’d be lying) Honestly half the music I listen to should fall in the “guilty pleasure” category, but probably at my most embarrassing, I can be found feverishly screaming along to every word of Aaron’s Party by Aaron Carter, and I recognize that I may lose some friends for that, but so be it because this song is a true artistic masterpiece and if you disagree you’re wrong and I hate you.

Favorite season (why?) Summer because sunshine and sundresses!!!

 

Stephanie Keller

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Major: Political Science or International Relations

Why did you want to join SGA? I wanted to join SGA because it is amazing to be at a school where the SGA matters and can still help improve the school based on what the students want. I also wanted to have a chance to meet other people who are interested in the same things as me and be able to form a community with my fellow classmates.

Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs, or legs as long as your fingers? why? I would rather have fingers as long as my legs because as a swimmer I can see that being very helpful in out touching people in races. Also, legs as long as my fingers would make it really difficult to leave my dorm 5 minutes before class and still make it on time.

If you were abandoned on a desert island, what faculty/staff member would you want with you and why? Dr. Anderson because he could swim to the next island to get help due to his experience completing four (?) Ironman.

Guilty pleasure song (don’t say you don’t have one, you’d be lying)? Fergalicious

Favorite season (why?) Season 4 of The Office …. if you’ve seen it, you’ll know.

 

Name: Rachel Moore

Hometown: Helotes, Texas

Major: Biology

Why did you want to be on SGA? I love being involved on campus and making sure everyone gets an opportunity to be involved. I felt that by being a representative I would be able to reach out to more people and let their voices be heard, giving them another way to be involved in making Centre as fantastic as possible.

Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs, or legs as long as your fingers? why? I would definitely rather have legs as long as my fingers. Extra long fingers would make it difficult to do things with my hands and I could always invest in a pair of stilts to make up for short legs.

If you were abandoned on a desert island, what faculty/staff member would you want with you and why? Pam Baughman (from the admissions office) because she probably has the most connections and could get us off the island (plus she’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met!)

Guilty pleasure song (don’t say you don’t have one, you’d be lying)?  ‘Love Story’ by Taylor Swift

Favorite season (why?) My favorite season is fall because I love the weather and the excuse to eat pie.

 

Benjamin Thome

Hometown: Murray, KY

Major: Pre-Med (possibly)

Why SGA? Orientation Week and my OL did such a great job firing me up for Centre that I want to be apart of all things Centre.

Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs, or legs as long as your fingers? why? I would like leg long fingers so that I can pick things up at great distances and reach long chords on the piano!

If you were abandoned on a desert island, what faculty/staff member would you want with you and why? Dr. Anne Lubbers; since she is an ecologist she would know which plants to eat!

Guilty pleasure song (don’t say you don’t have one, you’d be lying)? Wildest Dreams-Taylor Swift

Favorite season (why?) My favorite season is Spring, because new life is growing and it rains a lot!

 

Name: Henry Snyder

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Major: Economics and Finance, Politics

Why are you on SGA? I wanted to join SGA to bring the ideas of my peers to the General Assembly. It is important to me that not only are the voices of my classmates heard well, but acted upon efficiently.

Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs, or legs as long as your fingers? why? I would rather have fingers as long as my legs so that I could still walk and actually get somewhere. Short legs seem too confining.

If you were abandoned on a desert island, what faculty/staff member would you want with you and why? Dr. Stroup—Every island needs a well-established government with law and order.

Guilty pleasure song (don’t say you don’t have one, you’d be lying)?Anything Christmas

Favorite season (why?) Spring—There is something about the cool weather and new life in plants that excites me.

 

Second-Years

Robel SGA Pic

Robel Abate

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Major: International Studies/Economics

What made you want to join SGA? I wanted to ensure that the voice of the Class of 2019 is heard by actively representing all of my classmates.

Would you rather be without elbows are without knees? Without elbows because I need knees to walk.

What celebrity would play you in the Lifetime movie of your life? Morgan Freeman

If you could be any member of the Centre faculty or staff for a day, who would it be and why? Gary Bugg. I could read all of the citations of ridiculous things that have happened on campus in the past.

What song best describes your life? “Ignition Remix” by R. Kelly

Abby Akrong

From: Louisville, KY

Major: Undecided

Why did you want to be on SGA? I want to make sure that I am able to make my mark at Centre, and I felt SGA would be a great way to do that. I also really like getting to meet new people, and this is a good way to do that as well.

Legs as long as fingers or fingers as long as legs? Definitely fingers as long as my legs, because then I would walk on my fingers when my legs get tired. Also, it would make it hard for a ref to call a handball on me in soccer because my fingers would basically be another pair of legs.

Who at Centre would you want to be stuck on an island with? I’m going to be pretty basic and say P. Roush. He’s smart, strong, and even if we couldn’t get off, he’d do whatever he had to do to make it more enjoyable. Also he would definitely have my name memorized by the time we got off, so I mean that would be cool too.

Guilty pleasure song? I actually have so many but to choose just one… Year 3000 by the Jonas Brothers.

Favorite Season? Summer, because I would rather deal with extreme heat than cold.  I really like running shorts, being able to just chill outside, getting to work at camps, and there are more concerts during the summer.

 

Name: Thomas Case

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Major: Psychology

Why did you want to be on SGA? I joined SGA to give a voice to my classmates and make their college experience worthwhile. Every person’s opinion deserves to be expressed.

Legs as long as fingers or fingers as long as legs? I would rather have fingers as long as my legs because I would no longer have to move to reach the TV remote. You’ve got to know where your priorities are.

Who at Centre would you want to be stuck on an island with? If I were abandoned on a desert island, I would want to have Sarah Scott Hall with me. She has never once let me go hungry. I manage to leave her office with at least 4 packs of Oreos every time I see her.

Guilty pleasure song? “Candy Shop” x 50 Cent

Favorite Season? Definitely Fall. If you don’t agree, you’re wrong. I don’t have to explain myself.

 

Name: Matt Calvert

Name: Peyton Cuzzart

 

Cyrus Dutton

Hometown: Shelbyville, KY

Major: Politics/Economics

What made you want to join SGA? My life has been devoted to public service. I wanted to be on SGA because I believed that it would have put me in the best position to make a difference on campus as a student.

Would you rather be without elbows are without knees? I would rather be without elbows because if I didn’t have knees I wouldn’t be able to walk. I couldn’t imagine not being to walk.

What celebrity would play you in the Lifetime movie of your life? Kevin Spacey

If you could be any member of the Centre faculty or staff for a day, who would it be and why? I would want to be in Steve Powell’s position, but I would have to be granted his abilities as well.

What song best describes your life? “Dixieland Delight” by Alabama

 

EmKat Ford

Emkat Ford

Hometown: Ashland, Kentucky

Major: Economics

What made you want to join SGA?

I wanted to join SGA so that I can be a voice for my classmates and help put ideas to make a better campus into action.

Legs as long as fingers or fingers as long as legs? I would want to have legs as long as my fingers so I could wear Barbie pants.

Who at Centre would you want to be stuck on an island with?

I would totally want to be stranded on a desert island with P Roush because his leadership skills and creative thinking would get us out of there.

Guilty pleasure song?

Me Too by Meghan Trainor

Favorite Season?

I love fall because football, pumpkin spice and duck boots give me life.

 

Name: Morgan Hites

 

Name: Patrick Leahey

Hometown: Danville, KY

Major: Math Comp Sci – probs

What made you want to join SGA? meet people, be more involved, represent peers

Legs as long as fingers or fingers as long as legs? fingers as long as legs. I could run still and I’d be the best keeper the world had ever seen, among other reasons. Legs as long as fingers if I got to have robot legs

Who at Centre would you want to be stuck on an island with? Jamey Leahey – he’s my dad

Guilty pleasure song? talking body – tove lo

Favorite Season? Fall – don’t sweat when you go outside, can wear long sleeve t’s!! And the trees look beautiful

 

Name: Jenny Lohr

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Major: Spanish/International Studies

Why did you want to join SGA?: I wanted a role on campus that would allow me to continue the leadership role that I participated in in high school. I love talking to people and SGA is a great opportunity for me to be a liaison between SGA and the rest of the Centre community. It’s important to keep everyone in the loop.

Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs, or legs as long as your fingers? why?: I think I would go with having legs as long as my fingers…fegs…Honestly I think this would be way more convenient…I don’t think you’d be able to function with lingers!

If you were abandoned on a desert island, what faculty/staff member would you want with you and why?: Alison Connelly! She was my Humanities 120 professor and I have never loved learning about Michelangelo or Ernest Hemingway more!

Guilty pleasure song (don’t say you don’t have one, you’d be lying): I’m really ashamed for saying this but probably any One Direction song. I’m not a “directioner” but darn, their songs are catchy.

Favorite season (why?): Summer…because my birthday is in July…and no school..soooo

 

Name: Stephanie McClain

Name: Emily Schank

 

Name: Hibah Siddiqui

Hometown: Danville, KY

Major: History/Politics double major

Why did you want to join SGA? I wanted to join SGA to vocalize the opinions of my peers.

Legs as long as fingers or fingers as long as legs? I would rather have fingers as long as legs because I love dancing.

Who at Centre would you want to be stuck on an island with? If I was on a desert island, I would want Dr. Axtell because he would be awesome to talk to for forever.

Guilty pleasure song? Don’t Mind — Kent Jones

Favorite Season? Winter is my fave season because I don’t have to put energy into looking nice, and winter clothes are a fun time.

 

 

 

 

Juniors:

 

Name: Benjamin Coates

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Major: Economics and Finance

Why did you want to join SGA?: I joined SGA to raise awareness and involvement for the great student organizations Centre has to offer

Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs, or legs as long as your fingers?: I would rather have legs long as fingers. why?: Corgis are my favorite dog so we would have something in common

If you were abandoned on a desert island, what faculty/staff member would you want with you and why?: Dr. Neiser. He could build everything needed to survive and he’s chill

Guilty pleasure song (don’t say you don’t have one, you’d be lying): Wrecking Ball

Favorite season (why?): Football season because its football season

 

 

Braeden McNulty

Braeden McNulty

Hometown: Pikeville, KY, but I currently live in Lexington, KY where I moved after finishing high school

Major: Politics/ Economics

What made you want to join SGA? I saw the awesome people doing awesome things for our campus. I felt like I had plenty of potential to make great choices in our community. I love Centre, and I want to give back to a place that has given so much to me. I’ve also been genuinely interested in government at all levels, so I wanted to be part of one.

Would you rather be without elbows are without knees? I’d go without knees. My cane serves as a pretty solid third leg anyway.

What celebrity would play you in the Lifetime movie of your life? Christian Bale. That way my life would be narrated with his weird Batman voice.

If you could be any member of the Centre faculty or staff for a day, who would it be and why? I’d swap places with DPS. I’ve always wanted to go on a cross country road trip in one of their golf carts.

What song best describes your life? “Call My Name” by Third Day. It’s a Christian song that resembles hard country rock in its instrumentals. It describes how God has provided for me in my life and my natural disposition to help others.

Henry Nguyen

Henry Nguyen

Hometown: Vietnam and Singapore (I consider both my hometown)

Major: Financial Economics

What made you want to join SGA? It’s always been my desire to help others, and being in SGA maximizes my ability to do so through representing members of my class and advancing our interest in the student community.

Would you rather be without elbows are without knees? I’d rather go without knees, hands are much more potent.

What celebrity would play you in the Lifetime movie of your life? Leonardo DiCaprio, but since I’m Asian, maybe Jackie Chan would fit the bill better

If you could be any member of the Centre faculty or staff for a day, who would it be and why? Obviously P. Roush, he’s the kind of man I aspire to be one day.

What song best describes your life? “Temporary Home” by Carrie Underwood

 

Zach S

Zach Schmucker

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Major: Psychology

What made you want to join SGA? I was tired of complaining and hearing my friends complain about issues on campus. I decided that I needed to take action and make a positive impact on campus by solving these issues.

Would you rather be without elbows are without knees? I would rather be without elbows because I think I could still play basketball without them.

What celebrity would play you in the Lifetime movie of your life? Jack Black

If you could be any member of the Centre faculty or staff for a day, who would it be and why? Dr. Perry because he always has so much energy and enthusiasm everyday for class.

What song best describes your life? “Forever” by Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem

 

Seniors

 

India Allen
Hometown: Paducah, KY
Major: English
What made you want to join SGA? Because Centre rocks and I want to give back to the community in anyway I can.
Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs, or legs as long as your fingers? Fingers as long as legs. That seems like it more closely resembles a super power than the alternative.
If you were abandoned on a desert island, what faculty/staff member would you want with you and why? Dr. Link, for sure. He is a LOST expert and is without a doubt my best/only chance at survival.
Guilty pleasure song (don’t say you don’t have one, you’d be lying): Lucky -Brittany Spears
Favorite Season? The first season of Freaks and Geeks, because it is the only season. Also, fall.

 

 

Stephen Marks

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

What made you want to join SGA? I wanted to be able to represent Greek life as head of IFC and i think it is important to open the dialogue between such big organizations on campus.

Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs, or legs as long as your fingers? Fingers as long as my legs as that would make blocking shots in soccer a lot easier!

If you were abandoned on a desert island, what faculty/staff member would you want with you and why? Dr. Kirchner as he’s a nature type of person and i feel like he would know exactly how to survive.

Guilty pleasure song (don’t say you don’t have one, you’d be lying) “From the Ground Up” Dan + Shay

Favorite Season? Summer! I love the warm weather and not having to worry about school for a few months.

 

Chris Lockhart

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Major: Dramatic Arts Major
Why Did you want to be on SGA?  I saw an abandoned SGA petition on a desk and thought “I could do that.” (This is what really happened.)
Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs, or legs as long as your fingers? Legs as long as my fingers. Then I could use a wheelchair everywhere without people judging me.
If you were abandoned on a desert island, what faculty/staff member would you want with you and why? One of the Sodexco staff probably. I don’t want to have to cook here, and I don’t want to there.
Guilty pleasure song (don’t say you don’t have one, you’d be lying) Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
Favorite Season? Season 3 of Bob’s Burgers, the show outgrew the awkward fumbling and clunky animation of Seasons 1 & 2 but was still scrappy and hungry enough that it hadn’t gotten the overconfidence and resting-on-its-laurels of Season 6. Definitely the best of the show’s peak (Seasons 3-5).

 

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