By Aaminah S. Foye
The time has come for Delaware State University students to choose new officers for the upcoming opening of Student Government leadership positions for the 2018-2019 academic school year. The positions vary from Student Government Executive Board, Residence Hall Association, The Royal Court and Men’s Council/Women’s Senate.
This is also an exciting time for current freshmen on campus as it would be the first time the class of 2021 gets to participate in the elections and see how the process works. When talking about preparation for taking on such imperative roles, current Miss Delaware State University, Michaela J. Rose, talked with this reporter about her personal experience. “Once you find your confidence and really tap into your passion, everything flows from there. Aside from that, candidates need to prepare a platform, goals and construct a campaign that will attract the student body,” she commented.
Miss DSU, Michaela J. Rose
Ms. Rose further discussed the importance of students becoming involved in their government and what she has gained from her journey to being Miss Delaware State. “It’s important for students to get involved in student government because it is an excellent opportunity to develop professionally and to connect with the student body to create change.” She claimed: ”I’ve gained and given so much as Miss DSU. There is a lot of hard work you have to put in, but through the hard work, I’ve had the opportunity to network with prestigious graduates from HBCUs, meet amazing Queens from HBCUs, connect with alumni and serve as an ambassador for my student body.”
When asked about how to prepare for campaigning, Miss Delaware State also added some useful advice for those who are preparing for their campaign. “I would suggest finding a mentor and/or connecting with people that hold the position that you are seeking, or those who held a student leadership position in the past.” Further she said, “When I was preparing to campaign, I spoke with student leaders who graduated within the past four years or so and got advice from them. I also planned everything in advance; campaign season is stressful so the more you can do in advance the better.”
Mr. DSU, Kevin Perry
Campaigns have not begun and election dates and times are still to be determined. To stay updated, follow the Student Government instagram page (theblueprint_sga_) or stop in to OSLA on the 3rd floor of MLK.
Good luck to our future hornet leaders!
Featured picture is that of Lakeeria Lewis (SGA President)