Students and staff gathered together in the Associated Students’ Government chambers on April 23 for the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected members of ASG.
The newly elected members are as follows:
Vanessa Emerson newly elected president; Michael Weiner newly elected vice president, Henry Willauer and Damilola Ogunbayode are the senators representing the College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies.
Trevor McKinney and Michael E. Linsenman are now the senators representing the College of Humanities and Social Science. Vanessa Gallegos and Nicole K. Turner are the new senators representing the College of Science and Mathematics.
Luis Antonio Reyes and Anthony “Turtle” Herrera are the new senators representing the Hasan School of Business.
Kristen Pough, Daniel Ulrich, Noelle Clark, Freddy Anson, Denys Froklov and Evan Martella are all the new senators at large.
The opening of the inauguration began with all of the past ASG senators, president and vice president standing beside their seats with a lit candle, then all of the newly elected members stood beside them and had their candle lit by their predecessor.
Once every candle was lit the old members then blew their candle out and had a seat in the audience.
Vanessa Emerson and Michael Weiner were then asked to take a stand at the podium to be sworn in by Chief of Justice, Alyssa Donnelly, and repeat the oath of office.
“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of (president/vice president) of Colorado State University-Pueblo Associated Students’ Government, and will to the best of my ability, uphold, protect and defend in spirit and action the constitution and policies of the Associated Students’ Government.”
Then the new president and vice president blew their candles out and took a seat in their positions.
All of the senators were then asked to stand and repeat the oath of office for the legislative branch.
“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of senator of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Associated Students’ Government, and will to the best of my ability, uphold, protect and defend in spirit and action the constitution and policies of the Associated Students Government.”
The new senators then blew their candles out and had a seat at their positions as well.
“I’m really excited to see which direction ASG is headed next semester under our new president’s administration,” said Jibrail Dibble, sophomore business major and justice of ASG.
“I’m excited to see ASG on campus and to see that we’re doing more than just meeting in the ASG chambers,” Dibble said.
“I feel like those sworn in were sworn in for a purpose, and I hope that they are able to hold their position to the great expectations that come with the job in order to better the student body as well as our campus,” said Alexsiss Days, sophomore sociology major and member of the 2013 election commission.
“I’m so glad I was able to help get them all into office, this was a great experience,” Days said.