Hartwick elected president of Student Government
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Architecture junior Brandon Hartwick has been elected president of Lawrence Tech’s Student Government for the 2012-13 academic year.
The election of Hartwick and the three other candidates of the UFC Party was announced at the Student Leadership Banquet held April 17 at the Skyline Club in the Town Center across Northwestern Highway from campus.
Architecture student Joy Sportel is the new executive vice president. Industrial design student Annie Knoff is vice president of finance, and Jaleel Graham is vice president of public relations.
The UFC Party candidates outpolled the FIRST Party slate of Demetrius Johnson for president, Lauren McNichol for executive vice president, Ben Rohde for vice president of finance, and George Bellman for vice president of public relations.
Hartwick is from Cass City. He has served as the vice president of finance for Sigma Phi Epsilon. He is actively involved in University Housing as a resident assistant in South Housing.
Sportel is from Kalamazoo. She is a senior majoring in architecture. She works as the assistant to the resident hall coordinator. Previously she was secretary of Student Government, and last fall played on LTU’s varsity volleyball team.
Knoff is a third-year student studying Industrial Design. She has worked in Housing and the Admissions Office, and as a first-year mentor. She has been president of Delta Tau Sigma, and was treasurer of Student Government last year. She is a member of Order of Omega, a Greek Honor Society
Graham, who is from Chester, PA, is a second-year student studying graphic design. He is the recruitment director of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity- Gamma Psi chapter. He is a resident for North Housing.
During the election campaign, the UFC Party’s motto was “to provide every student a loud voice in the LTU community.”
The winning candidates proposed a tuition “freeze” system so that students entering Lawrence Tech will know exactly how much they will be paying throughout their college careers.
The new StuGov officers also would like to see improvements to the campus dining experience. They propose making the Buell Management Building atrium “a destination place rather than a transition space” by providing more amenities such as pool tables, ping pong tables, and more electrical outlets.