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Murray State College Student Government Association elects new officers

May 04, 2020


Each year the students of Murray State College elect Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Officers to representatives the students in college affairs for the upcoming year. The SGA is composed of a President, Vice President, Associate Vice President of MSC-Ardmore, Secretary, Treasurer and Director of Media Relations. 

All officers and representatives of SGA are required to maintain good standing in order to continue representing the organization and the college. The Student Government is empowered to recommend any rules considered necessary for the betterment of the College, to grant charters to clubs and organizations who wish to become officially recognized, and to sponsor and supervise many extracurricular activities of the College.

Elected to SGA Officer positions were, Morgan Bonds as President, Ryan Ridge as Vice President, Jesenia Barrientos as Associate Vice President, Jaylon Sneed as Secretary, Braydon Sanders as Treasure, and Jason Tate, Media Relations Director.

Bonds, from Velma, serves as an Aggie Ambassador, a member of the Murray State College Collegiate FFA, and is also on MSC’s competitive Livestock Judging team. Majoring in Agricultural Communications, Bonds plans to transfer to Oklahoma State to double-major in Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communications following graduation from Murray State. Following completion of her education, her goal is to teach Oklahoma youth about the importance of agriculture.

Ridge, a graduate of Marlow High School, is in the Physical Therapist Assistant at MSC. He also serves as an Aggie Ambassador.

Barrientos, from Marietta, plans to continue being a part of the Aggie family this fall by participating in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. “I have always had a love for leading others to success and look forward to meeting many new faces this fall,” Barrientos said.

Sneed, a graduate of Tishomingo High School, is currently working toward an associate degree in arts & sciences at Murray State. Her plans for the future include graduating with her Associate’s and furthering her education at the University of Oklahoma to obtain a bachelor’s in medical imaging and radiation sciences. After completing her degrees, she plans on practicing at a clinic in a rural area in Southeast Oklahoma. 

Sanders, a sophomore at MSC majoring in Animal Science-Business, is a member of the Murray State College livestock judging team.