Jenna Johnson

President

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Class Year: Senior

Hometown: Wyoming, MN

Major: Biology and management

Fun Fact: I love country music, chocolate, and sour patch kids.  I also eat Ketchup on everything!

Personal Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year: To help the administration, the student body, and USG have successful communication with each other so concerns can be heard and action can be taken.

Sean Ness

Executive Vice President

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Louis Sand

Vice President of Financial Affairs

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Sarah Moede

Vice President of Academic Affairs

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Class Year: Junior

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Major: Biology

Fun Fact: I like to play the piano and I am a swiss citizen.

Personal Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year: My goal is to expand my knowledge and awareness pertaining to issues within the UST community and to fulfill my leadership role to the best of my ability. 

Megan Matheny

Vice President of Public Relations

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Class Year: Senior

Hometown: Gurnee, IL

Major: Marketing

Fun Fact: I'm a distance swimmer on the St.Thomas swim team.  I love soup, screamo music, and snowboarding!

Personal Goal for the 2013-2014 Academic Year: To market USG to the student body so that everyone knows who we are and what we do! Also, have both the men and womens swim team win conference this year!

Kayla Gardner

Vice President of Administrative Affairs

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Class Year: Senior

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Major: Finance

Fun Fact: I have a birth mark in my left eye.

Personal Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year: I would love to improve the course cirriculum in a way that will give students more knowledge about personal finance.

Kelly Higgins

Kelly Higgins

Senior Class President

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Class Year: Senior

Hometown: De Pere, WI

Major: Health Promotion

Fun Fact: I believe family is everything and I love teaching Yoga Sculpt at CPY!

Personal Goal for the 2013-2014 Academic Year: My personal goals for the 2013-2014 academic school year is to continue working with the university to create a healthier campus for the student body, and enjoy every moment of my last year of college!

 

 

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Senior Class Senator

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Ryan Cobb

Ryan Cobb

Senior Class Senator

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Emily Punyko

Emily Punyko

Junior Class President

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Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Junior Class Senator

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Class Year: Junior

Hometown: Lindstrom, MN

Major: Chemistry

Fun Fact: Competes on the St. Thomas swim team!

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Evan Eklund

Evan Eklund

Junior Class Senator

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Connor Harrington

Sophomore Class President

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Derek Weinschenk

Sophomore Class President

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Michael Gaytko

Michael Gaytko

Sophomore Class Senator

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Class Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Waseca, MN

Major: Neuroscience and Psych

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Paige Aanestad

Freshman Class President

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Class Year: Freshman

Hometown: Wayzata, MN

Major: Political Science and International Relations 

Fun Fact:  I am 100% Norwegian!

Personal Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year: Being involved in as many extracurriculars as possible while maintaining a balanced schedule! 

Samantha Nutting

Freshman Class Senator

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Class Year: Freshman

Hometown: Chanhassen, MN

Major: Business Marketing

Fun Fact: I work at Maynard's on Lake Minnetonka!

Personal Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year: To meet and create relationships with as many people possible during my freshman year!

Josh Surver

Josh Surver

Freshman class Senator

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Damien Michlitsch

Elections & Credentials Chair

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Class Year: Junior

Hometown: Hastings, MN

Major: Legal Studies in Business and Political Science

Fun Fact: I've been skydiving in the Swiss Alps.

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Samantha Sis

Neighborhood Senator (Merriam Park)

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Class Year: Senior

Hometown: Anoka

Major: Operations Management

Fun Fact: I have a twin sister.

Personal Goal for 2013-14 Academic year: To finish out my undergraduate degree strong and serve as a good liasion between faculty and students.   

Ryan Joynes

Neighborhood Senator (WSNAC)

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Tyler Trudell

Residential Senator

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Class Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Stillwater, MN

Major: Political Science

Fun Fact: I have visited over 30 different countries!

Personal Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year: To maintain a positive relationship with the student body while addressing all concerns and working to accomplish our goals, as well as striving to be a respectful and dedicated member of our campus and community.

Anna Burns

Transfer Senator
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Class Year: Senior

Hometown: Willmar, Minnesota

Major: Business Finance

Fun Fact: I have a degree in Sound Arts (Music Recording).

Personal Goal for 2012-13 Academic Year: To make St. Thomas a great place for transfer students!

Derek Hilgers

Legislative Affairs Senator

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Justin Mullee

Justin Mullee

Commuter Senator

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Class Year: Senior

Hometown: Madison, WI

Major: Finance 

Fun Fact: I'm the captain of the swim team.

Personal Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year: To get a finance job before I graduate and to make nationals for swimming. 

Brittany Affolter

Residential Senator

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Class Year: Senior

Hometown: Saint Paul, MN

Major: German & Politics

Fun Fact: I lived in Germany for 6 months!

Personal Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year: To be successful in my studies and all that I participate in.

Heather Clayton

Student Organization Committee Chair (SOC)

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Class Year: Senior

Hometown: Shoreview, MN

Major: Actuarial Science

Fun Fact: I can lick my elbow!

Personal Goal for the 2013-2014 Academic Year: Increase UST involvement in clubs & club sponsored activities.

Ciara Falzone

Commuter Center Representative

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Class Year: Junior

Hometown: Maplewood, MN

Major: Biology

Fun Fact: All of my siblings are graduates or current students at St. Thomas

Personal Goal for the 2013-2014 Academic Year: To attend medical school or a physician's assitant program after I finish my undergraduate degree.

Liz Chambers

Liz Chambers

Sustainability Chair

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Jorge Sucar

Diversity Chair Representative

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Fun Fact: I met the Dalai Lama!

Personal Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year: Get into Medical School

Paul Befort

Seminary Representative

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Class Year: Junior

Hometown: SE Minnesota Dairy Farm

Major: Philosophy 

Fun Fact: I enjoy gardening, Ultimate Frisbee, and John Denver's song "Take Me Home Country Road." 

Personal Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year: To strive to do all for the greater glory of God!  I will strive to further enrich the University of St. Thomas Community with the love of Christ through my service on Undergraduate Student Government. The more time I spend around campus the more I realize how richly our community has been blessed in our individual and collective gifts; all these gifts, selflessly shared with others, point back to the God who gave them all! I would like to do my part to add to this phenomenon. 

Megan Fischer

Spirituality Representative

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Major: Elementary education and Catholic Studies 

Fun Fact: I know some great magic tricks!

Personal Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year: Inspire other students on campus to reach high- grow in faith and knowledge.

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Raymond Nkwain Kindva

International Student Representative

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Class Year: Junior

Hometown: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Major: Biochemistry/Pre-Pharmacy

Fun Fact: Started school at age 2!

Personal Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year: Develop leadership skills, encourage both domestic and international students to co-mingle between themselves and attend social events.

Margaret Cahill

Director of Campus Life & USG Advisor

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Hometown: Chaska, MN

Worked at UST since: December 2006

Favorite Tommie Tradition: March through the arches

Mary Ann Ryan

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & USG Advisor

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Hometown: Woodbury, MN

Worked at UST since: 2002

Favorite Tommie Tradition: Homecoming!