Organization holds election to fill newly created positions

Nate Billings

Elections were the spotlight of the Sept. 14 Campus Activities Board meeting.

The Board elected six students to new positions.

The position of president went to Candice Dickinson, senior finance major. She won after her competitor, Hector Amaya, sophomore political science major, gave up his candidacy in favor of her seniority.

The two had tied in the election.

“She’s a good leader,” Amaya said. “I’m honored to be in her confidence.”

The vice-presidency went to Grahm Dickinson, senior finance major.

Terry Levy, senior criminal justice major, won the position of treasurer.

Derek White, senior history education major, is now the CAB secretary.

Amaya became the CAB historian after giving up the chance at president.

“It’s going to be a successful year,” he said. “I think we’re going to have a lot of people who are enthusiastic.”

Carolyn White, sophomore biology/pre-med major, became the CAB public relations director.

“I’m really excited about it,” she said. “I want everyone to know about it.”

The new positions will allow the meetings to flow smoother and allow for more work.

“They’ll help as far as ideas and the finer details of things,” said Tori Maloukis, director of student activities. “They can delegate tasks better.”

The 35-minute long meeting had 15 students in attendance and more are expected in the future.

“I’m excited about the turnout,” Maloukis said.

The meetings will continue every other week for regular attendance, but officers will meet every week. The meetings are at 2 p.m. every Wednesday on the second-floor of the Billingsly Student Center.

After the elections, CAB members selected their homecoming royalty.

Levy and Monique Canada, sophomore biology major, were the candidates.

Also, Amaya and Grahm demonstrated how to make large tissue roses for the homecoming float.

“Basically, we’re going to make a lot of them,” Maloukis said. “If you have time, swing by and make one.”

The new officers said they will do what they can for the CAB organization.

“I’ve really come to love it,” Candice said. “I’m excited. The next year is going to be a fun year.”

She said everyone is invited to the meetings.

“It’s just a really good way to get involved,” Candice said.

Students are welcome to bring any ideas to the Student Activities Office.

“This is CAB,” Grahm said. “We get out of the box sometimes.”