ASG announces three new senators

By Shawn Havel

The Associated Student Government at Laramie County Community College announced three new senators were named for the spring 2012 semester.

At the Nov. 29 ASG meeting, election committee chair Ben Pratt announced the three new additions to ASG beginning in the spring semester. They are a current player on LCCC’s basketball team, Ude Ifeanyichukwu; Colin Laidlaw, who was recently elected Mr. LCCC during Homecoming; and Brooklyn Pratt, former ASG member, who will join her brother Ben as a senator again this year.

The vacancies were because two members had resigned. On Nov. 10 secretary Mark Devenney officially stepped down from his position for health and personal reasons, and Sen. Abby Nicholas said she would resign her position at the end of the semester because of scheduling conflicts.

The secretary vacancy was filled by Sen. Jason Larimore by unanimous vote at the Nov. 15 meeting. Larimore said, “I wanted this position, and I’ll do a good job” after being voted new secretary.

ASG had collected applications until Nov. 15 and held interviews Nov. 21—22 with applicants.

In other news, the ASG members will provide the LCCC Board of Trustees with feedback regarding their preference of a commencement speaker. The three options were former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo.; Judge of the U.S. District Court of Wyoming Nancy Freudenthal, who is also a former Wyoming first lady; and current Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead. ASG preferred Simpson as its No. 1 choice.

At the Nov. 16 Board of Trustees’ meeting, LCCC trustee Carol Merrell had requested an update on the progress being made to select a commencement speaker. ASG will announce its preference at the Dec. 7 trustees’ meeting.

On Dec. 1, ASG hosted a World AIDS Day event from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. in the student lounge. Nurses provided free HIV testing throughout the day.