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SGA discusses new advising plans, Student Advisory Council

At this week’s SGA meeting, SGA President Maya Mapp discussed new executive Director of Advising Robert Friedhoff and his plans to make advising better for students.

Friedhoff’s plan is to assign three advisors to each student. This includes a financial aid advisor, a professional career advisor and an academic advisor.

Mapp also said that the new advisor system would be most beneficial to students who lost hope and aren’t sure what they are going to do next. The new advising plan is scheduled to begin on Jan. 1.

Mapp said VSU is excited to have Friedhoff and hopes that he can boost the school’s retention rate with his new advising program.

Though the semester may be winding down, the senate continues to stay active and grow. This week SGA announced that they are hosting the Student Advisory Council conference towards the end of the week.

The conference will last from Thursday to Saturday and allow for students to meet with regent members and other influential persons.

This week also showed an ever-flowering SGA with freshman marketing major Amiah Hartman’s acceptance into the senate. Hartman gave a presentation entailing promises of bringing positivity, passion and perspective to SGA.

She also said that her first order of business would be to familiarize herself with the organization. Hartman will be inducted at next week’s SGA meeting.

The senate also discussed their next community service event and ultimately decided on holding a canned food drive on the week of Nov. 13-17. They also voted to volunteer at a hospice center on Nov. 13 from 2-4 p.m.

Black Student League and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity received approval for $500 to fund their “C.L.A.S.S” event which focuses on coaching young men on leadership and success.  Alpha phi Alpha fraternity inc. was approved $500, as well as, Collegiate Men of Valdosta State with $300 respectively to host several events.

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer. Photo by Jada Dukes.

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