Rylan Allen to continue as SGA President with new VP Abigail Yemisrach

In an uncontested election, junior Rylan Alen will continue his tenure as College student Federal government Affiliation President. Junior Abigail Yemisrach will substitute latest Vice President and shortly-to-be-graduate Natalie Yaeger.

Voting took place on March 30-31 by means of MyCourseEval and incorporated nominees for Student of the Yr and Faculty of the Yr. Of the undergraduate, Macon campus populace, just 22% of the student body solid their votes, as opposed to 33% last yr.

“SGA signifies and promotes scholar interest whilst serving as a liaison involving the pupils and the administration, faculty, and staff,” an email to college students this week saying the election explained. “University student existence at Mercer is described by the people who deliver this campus to lifestyle. Our Affiliation strives to advocate on behalf of the multitude of pupil passions and thoughts.”


Dean Douglas Pearson congratulates SGA President and Vice President Elects Rylan Allen and Natalie Yaeger in spring 2021.

Allen, a political science and sociology pupil, was elected previous spring together with managing mate Yaeger, in which they prevailed in opposition to the Ashton Bearden/Caleb Mills ticket with more than 60% of the vote. He informed The Cluster last year that he is the third Black SGA President to provide Mercer.

“I am really psyched to provide a next time period as president of this corporation, with Abigail by my side,” Allen reported.

Searching toward the subsequent tutorial calendar year, he states 1 of his major plans is to enhance the efficiency of SGA.

“Via improved outreach initiatives and attempts to get the student body much more concerned, we hope to fortify our existence on campus and develop into a substantially a lot more powerful corporation as a whole,” he mentioned.

Yemisrach, who earlier served as class senator, scientific studies community wellness and has served as a resident assistant considering the fact that 2020. She is a member of the Home Corridor Affiliation and the African University student Affiliation.

She claims that just one of her and Allen’s aims is to try for “interconnectedness amid the branches of Student Affairs to guarantee an inclusive setting.”

“I am feeling extremely blessed to have this opportunity to provide the college student overall body in this new placement and together with one of my quite excellent friends,” Yemisrach said.

Yaeger, present SGA VP, expressed her total assist for Allen and Yemisrach as she nears the close of her time as a Mercer undergrad.

“I am so very proud of Rylan to see him continuing to do such remarkable work as SGA’s president,” Yaeger mentioned. “He and Abigail will each be definitely phenomenal as they are both equally straightforward, tricky doing the job, immensely pushed, and passionate about Mercer and the university student system. They care for every scholar similarly, and will no question be absolutely remarkable advocates for personal scholar desires but for the college student body as a total.”

Mary Helene Hall

Mary Helene Corridor ‘23 is a journalism and women’s and gender research college student who has labored for The Cluster through her time at Mercer. She spent the summer and drop semester of 2021 as a reporting intern at AL.com, Alabama’s #1 media site, masking a variety of subject areas including politics, criminal offense and culture.