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N2William Pearson | TreasurerSGA has money and it wants to give it to the people it serves: the students of USA.
A number of student organizations was granted funds at last Monday’s Student Government Association meeting, something the SGA wants to see even more of in the future.
SGA Treasurer Will Pearson wants all students in organizations on campus to be aware that funds are available from the SGA. Pearson also wants student’s that have any ideas of ways to improve campus to attend the weekly SGA meetings and present them to the senate.
We have some funds to help out...and spend money on the student body as a whole, not just organizations,” Pearson said.
$1,900 went toward this year’s Relay for Life event at Monday’s meeting. This year’s relay will be held on campus on Friday, March 29 at 6 p.m.
Jaguar Joggers was granted $1500 dollars for registration fees for the various competitions they compete in throughout the year. This amount tripled from last semester’s amount due to an increase in the number of members in Jaguar Joggers.
The Chinese Student Association was granted $700 for reimbursement for the money spent on the Asian New Year celebration held in early February.
The SGA wants students to aware of important dates for this year’s SGA elections.
Applications are available at the SGA office in the academic support center on Jaguar drive and are due at the SGA office by 5 p.m. on March 18.
Those that submit applications must attend a mandatory candidates meeting on March 18 at 5:15 p.m. at the SGA office. Any applicants that cannot attend the meeting must send a representative to the meeting in his or her place.
Primary elections will begin via JagMail on Monday, March 25 and end on Wednesday, March 27. Run-offs will begin on April 1 and end April 3.
The SGA encourages all South Alabama students to attend their weekly meetings to find out about campus events and have a voice in SGA decisions as part of the student forum.
The SGA meets on Monday nights at 8 p.m. in the conference room at the Fresh Food Co. near the residence halls.

Written by Stuart Sox | Staff Reporter

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