Student Governemnt Association Elections Close Friday

Photos courtesy of the Student Government Association.

By Chelsea Sydnor

As executive student government elections wrap-up, read about the candidates for vice president, secretary, and treasurer.

Bailey Hierholzer
Hometown: Heath, TX
Major: Elementary Education

Bailey Hierholzer

Bailey Hierholzer wants to become executive vice president because of her passion for Gardner-Webb and its people, both students and staff. According to Hierholzer, this quality will make her an ideal candidate to represent the student body.

“I want to make sure that [the university] is the best place it can possibly be for every single person involved,” she said.

Hierholzer is thankful for the opportunity to run for a student government office.
“I am so blessed to have this opportunity to serve such amazing people and to be able to continue to make Gardner-Webb a better place,” said Hierholzer.

Shelby Putnam
Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Major: Political Science/History

Shelby PutnamShelby Putnam had already considered running for an executive student government position when she was appointed to the SGA club funding committee this spring.

“I became interested in the treasurer position because of the focused responsibility that it has in regard to clubs and the student body,” said Putnam.

According to Putnam, she is a good candidate for executive treasurer because of the relationships that she has built with other students this year, as well as her hard work and involvement.

“I try to take an active part in participating in school activities to support the events that happen, especially the music department,” she said.

Putnam is currently the treasurer of the Pre-Law Society, and is involved in the Delight Ministry as well as Release the Captives.

According to Putnam, she stands for the values that Gardner-Webb promotes.
“I embody a service attitude for my community and for Christ,” said Putnam.

If elected, Putnam would like to encourage involvement among the student body, especially in athletic and theatrical events.

“Attendance at these events would help us support our fellow students and encourage community,” she said.

Putnam enjoys the relationships that she is able to form with professors and fellow students.

“I love having mentors as professors,” she said. “They are able to lead me in a good direction both academically and in life.”

Aliah Price
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Marketing, Minor: Communications

Aliah PriceAliah Price wanted to continue her involvement in student government, especially when she was encouraged to run for secretary by Bailey Hierholzer, who currently holds the office.

“Based on the responsibilities that she has, I think I would perform well in that position,” Price said. “I would be able to do a lot of things to benefit our student government.

Meanwhile, she believes that her organizational and time management skills will benefit her in the role.

Price also feels optimistic about the future of SGA.

“With the people we have running now, we have a really great year ahead,” she said.
Price loves Gardner-Webb for its caring faculty and staff.

“They all really want you to succeed,” she said.