Student Senate Cabinet

Ella Fritzemeier

Sean O'Melia

Jeremy Turnbull

Ella Fritzemeier, President

Sean O'Melia, Executive Vice President

Jeremy Turnbull, Vice President for Senate Resources

Rachel Travis

Beth Hopkins

Malayna Hasmanis

Rachel Travis, Vice President for Finance

Beth Hopkins, Vice President for Campus Affairs

Malayna Hasmanis, Vice President for Educational Affairs

Maddie Rhoades

Nikhil Watsa

Noelle Milad

Maddie Rhoades, Vice President for Diversity Affairs

Nikhil Watsa, Vice President for External Relations

Noelle Milad, Vice President for Public Relations

Meet the Cabinet

Major: Finance and Economics, Spanish Minor

Year: Senior (Graduating April 2017)

Favorite Inspirational Quote: “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today” –James Dean

What do your friends always find you saying? “Well…that was interesting.”

What motivates you? Making a difference

Why did you choose GV? Honors college; it’s a pretty campus; large campus, feels small.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Broadway star, gym teacher, and basketball player.

What’s your favorite GV tradition? Battle of the Valleys

Major: Broadcasting, Ad & PR Minor

Year: Senior (Graduating April 2017)

Favorite Inspirational Quote: “See the world not as it is, but as it could be.”

What do your friends always find you saying? "Let's bring it back."

What motivates you? Making sure that my friends and family are happy, and making a change in the world.

Why did you choose GV? Great combination of uniqueness and rapidly growing area.

What did you want to be when you grew up? I want to be a good father, because I want to give my kids the same opportunities and love my Dad gave me.

What’s your favorite GV tradition? Battle of the Valleys

Major: English & Math Double Major

Year: Junior (Graduating April 2018)

Favorite Inspirational Quote: “Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties” – Doug Larson

What do your friends always find you saying? "I'm alive so I can't complain."

What motivates you? Spite, myself, the dream of napping.

Why did you choose GV? My family came here, all four of my older siblings came here.

What did you want to be when you grew up? I want to run my own school; I love working with children. I want to own my own school.

What’s your favorite GV tradition? Waiting 20 years for the 50 in the snow

Major: Supply Chain Management & Marketing

Year: Junior (Graduating April 2018)

Favorite Inspirational Quote: “You is kind, you is smart, you is important.”

What do your friends always find you saying? “Do you really need that much money.”

What motivates you? Competition

Why did you choose GV? The campus is beautiful, the really nice people, and the business school downtown.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher.

What’s your favorite GV tradition? Presidents' Ball

Major: Political Science & Economics

Year: Junior (Graduating April 2018)

Favorite Inspirational Quote: “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

What do your friends always find you saying? “Do you want to get McDonald’s?”

What motivates you? Chocolate. But for real, the feeling of accomplishment after you’ve worked your butt off.

Why did you choose GV? The library is awesome, and I came from out of state so it was nice that Grand Valley was so welcoming. The campus is beautiful and it’s a good distance away from Grand Rapids.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Young, because I’ve never wanted to grow up.

What’s your favorite GV tradition? 24/7 library hours during exam cram

Major: Special Needs Education, Psychology Minor

Year: Senior (Graduating April 2017)

Favorite Inspirational Quote: “Embrace all with compassion.”

What do your friends always find you saying? “Oh my lanta.”

What motivates you? To make the world a better place than what I originally found it.

Why did you choose GV? Because of the amazing community and plethora of opportunities. This place truly is my home away from home.

What did you want to be when you grew up? I really wanted to be a doctor. I was really determined to find the cure for cancer when I was younger.

What’s your favorite GV tradition? Presidents' Ball

Major: Public Administration and Nonprofit with a minor in History

Year: Sophomore (Graduating April 2019)

Favorite Inspirational Quote: “My humanity is bound up with yours, for we can only be human together” – Desmond Tutu

What do your friends always find you saying? “I woke up like this.”

What motivates you? Coffee. And hope.

Why did you choose GV? It was between Western and GV and my Twin chose Western.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A historian from like age 6, I have always loved history.

What’s your favorite GV tradition? When we all as a singular body cry over the winter

Major: Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Minor

Year: Junior (Graduating April 2018)

Favorite Inspirational Quote: “Wasted time isn’t wasted if you enjoyed wasting it.”

What do your friends always find you saying? “Sorry I’m late, friends.”

What motivates you? The universe and cells.

Why did you choose GV? I love the friendliness and people and opportunities.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Someone who never stays the same “risk may hurt you but monotony will kill you.”

What’s your favorite GV tradition? Presidents' Ball

Major: Human Resources Management, Spanish Minor

Year: Junior (Graduating April 2018)

Favorite Inspirational Quote: “The best way to predict your future, is to create it.”

What do your friends always find you saying? "I need coffee."

What motivates you? Coffee…and my future career. Driven by setting high standards for myself.

Why did you choose GV? Honors college! Dr. J is incredibly personable and made me feel right at home. Inspired me to be around other students who were excited to learn.

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a teacher for the longest time. Partly, because I love kids…but also because I really enjoyed helping people and putting a smile on their face. I turned that passion into HR when I got to GV. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing a passion in someone and watching it drive them to success.

What’s your favorite GV tradition? GVPD bringing donuts to students in the library during finals week. Yum!

Cabinet


Business of the Cabinet

The Student Senate Cabinet works closely with each committee to ensure that Senators engage in and accomplish meaningful work to benefit the student body and the University community as a whole. Members of the Cabinet advise the President and work to collectively set the vision for the Student Senate.

Meeting Times

The Cabinet meets every Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Senate office (Room 0040 of the Kirkhof Center).

Organization Chart

View our organizational chart.

Members of the 2016-2017 Cabinet were elected on April 14, 2016. Their terms will officially end on May 1, 2017.



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