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Student Government Association

Student Government Association (SGA) exists to encourage responsible Student Activism through Self-Governance.

As the Representative unit of the Student body, we secure and defend our right to full participation in the process of decision making which affects our education and educational environment.

All MassArt students are members of our organization – come to a meeting and make a difference. Everyone is welcome to attend to any weekly Full Council meetings; we meet on Wednesdays at 1:30pm in Kennedy 280. The Full Council is made up of one representative from every department on campus as well as one representative from every SGA recognized student organization. Full Council is led by the SGA Executive Board. 


The 2018-2019 Executive Board

POSITION ABOUT

President: Courtney DiPietro '21 BFA Industrial Design

sga.president@massart.edu 

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hi my name is Courtney!

Aside from school and work, I like to visit: new restaurants, farmers markets, museums, shows, Red Sox games, and Blick. The MassArt community is full of so many creative people with different stories. Student Government Associations, or SGA, is a place where students from all majors and clubs around the school can connect and learn from each other and about each other.

I love Boston, there is so much to do and see in this amazing city. As a student, there are so many experiences and opportunities through MassArt and through the Colleges of the Fenway. When I first came to MassArt I wanted to know all of my options to get involved to make the most out of my college experience. I started working through Student Development and ended up getting involved in SGA. SGA was where I learned just about everything I needed to know about the many opportunities that are available to me and other students. I believe SGA is the right place for every student who’s interested in taking advantage of all that MassArt and the COF have to offer. Most importantly, SGA has a collective voice and huge impact when representing the MassArt student body. If you see me around, say hi!

Vice President: Avianna DeLorey '21 BFA Painting/SIM

sga.vicepresident@massart.edu 

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Hours:
Tuesdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Hi my name is Avianna, I am the SGA Vice President!

I am from Brockton MA and come from a very large High School, 1 of 980 students in my graduating class! When I started here at MassArt It was hard for me to really fit in and want to get involved since in high school I kept to myself and was not involved in much. I did not let that hold me back and I soon started working in Student Development and met a lot of amazing people who helped me in a lot of ways. From there I became introduced to SGA and decided to run for VP because why not ? I’d love to be that person for someone! My goal this year is to curate an amazing collaborative All School Show and create a friendly and welcoming environment for all departments to take part of and show the public our talented students works!

When I have time to myself I am very passionate about painting music and meditating! My spiritual health is extremely important to me and I like to make sure I am always creating and keeping track of my ideas, I hope that our 2017-2018 year is great for everybody and we get involved in as much as we can! I am going to try my best to contribute in making this experience better for all of us! Come by during my office hours to talk about anything i’m very friendly!

Secretary: Daniel Berube '21 BFA Communication Design

sga.secretary@massart.edu

Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his

Office Hours:
Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm

Hi, I am Daniel Berube and I am the SGA Secretary.

I am from Colchester, Connecticut and am a freelance portrait photographer hoping to use graphic design and photography together in my future career. I am definitely a fan of the city and love all the opportunities they bring. Besides art I also love to go exploring and hope to travel to as many places as possible in the future.

As the SGA Secretary I hope to be able to provide support for the many student run groups on campus. If you have any questions about the student government, Massart or Boston feel free to send me an email at sga.secretary@massart.edu.

Treasurer: Kaitlyn Holtzclaw '20 BFA Ceramics and Art History

sga.treasurer@massart.edu

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Hours:
Thursdays, 2:00-4:00pm

Hi! My name is Kaitlyn Holtzclaw and I am the SGA Treasurer.

I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and over the course of my life I had experienced a total of 4 inches of snow before coming to Massart. I am pursuing a dual major in ceramics and art history, and have served as an SGA rep in each of my majors. I know that SGA does a great deal to support student initiatives and I am excited to be a part of the process.

In my free time I teach a pottery class in Brookline, work as a Studio Assistant in the Ceramics Studio at MassArt, and have an internship at Harvard Ceramics. I hope to learn more about arts administration and community education. In the future, I plan to work as an artist and studio manager.

Please feel free to contact me at sga.treasurer@massart.edu or stop by my office hours.

Trustee: Hazel Afamefuna '21 BFA Architectural Design

sga.trustee@massart.edu

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Hours:
Mondays, 9:00am-11:00am

Hi, my name is Hazel and I am your Student Trustee. I am originally from Nigeria, but I currently live in Attleboro, Massachusetts. I love to paint, cook delicious food, and hang out with friends and family.

My interests in serving as SGA Trustee stems from my desire to positively impact and influence the lives of Mass Art students. As the SGA Trustee, I will use my voice and my actions to help the Mass Art community stay informed and involved in decisions that affects all of us.

Additionally, as a representative of the diverse interests and voices within this College, I want all students to be given the resources they need to properly immerse themselves within the MassArt community. MassArt is the home I found myself in, and through the position of the SGA Trustee, I hope to be a steadfast voice for every individual at MassArt.

Media Coordinator: Sarelle Veitch '21 BFA Photography

sga.media@massart.edu

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Hours:
Thursdays, 11:30am-1:30pm

My name is Sarelle Veitch, I am your Student Government Association Media Coordinator.

I am a sophomore in the photography department, with additional experience with graphic design and other mediums. I also work at the Info Desk in Kennedy two days a week. I am a huge family person and am a beach person as well as a city person. My hometown of Fairhaven, MA is an hour south on the coast of MA, so I like to occasionally go home on the weekends and visit my family. Relationships with people and communication is very big for me. 

This year as Media Coordinator I am looking forward to connecting the student body with SGA, administration, faculty, and staff more. My goal is to be a mediator and communicator between everyone on campus to create an informed and excited environment for everyone to thrive and be educated on the happenings in MassArt. I hope to see our community grow and expand in many ways during the 2018-19 academic year!
 

SGA Advisor: Laura Flynn

lflynn@massart.edu 

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Location:
Kennedy 260

Laura Flynn serves as the Director of Transition and Leadership Programs at MassArt where she oversees the College's Orientation programs for incoming students, advises SGA and student organizations and coordinates Leadership Programming on campus.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from Bridgewater State College and her Master's degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is originally from Pembroke but currently resides in Norwood.  She began working at MassArt in the Fall of 2011 and her favorite thing about MassArt is the creativity and incredible energy that surrounds her everyday -- each day she is amazed by the students here.

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The MassArt Wiki has all the information you need concerning paperwork, the Full Council public minutes, and more, just use your Net ID to sign and look around!

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