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Student Body President - Marist College SGA

Student Body President

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Pam Armas

Student Body President

I’m Pam Armas, a Political Science Major with double minor in Psychology and Studio Art. With Law School hopefully in the future, my interested field of study lies in development programs that increase access to quality education in Latin America. This summer, I had the incredible opportunity of interning for the New York State Senate. I am currently a manager within the Student Activities office, as well as serve on Tri Sigma’s Philanthropy Committee. Our main project of the semester has been creating a mentorship program with Liberty Partnership. Highlighting the importance of giving back to the community, we are creating baskets for Mel’s Place Homeless shelter with the Poughkeepsie high school students. The program is personally relevant, as I was in a similar program during elementary school. It is a large reason why I am at Marist today. Under the Center for Civic Engagement, I am a leader for Marist Votes. It is a non-partisan student lead initiative to increase voter registration and turnout for college students. During Sophomore year, I was an Event Chair for Greek Council, charged with the planning of Greek Week. With the help of my board members, we had double the turnout from the year prior, which was super exciting!

Joseph Sarci

Student Body President

Joseph Sarci, Jr., is running for Student Body President and a Junior at Marist College. Joseph will graduate in May of 2020 with a bachelor's degree in History and minor in communication studies with a paralegal certificate. He is also a part of the Honors Program here at Marist and has always been interested in the inner workings of campus life while balancing academics. Joseph’s involvement with local and university activities led him to explore stress and its impact on the students at Marist. Joseph relies on physical fitness to relieve stress where he mentors student with academic challenges, time management, and physical fitness. Being raised in a culturally diverse home, Joseph searches out experiences that introduce him to cultures that lie beyond U.S. boundaries. He is an active board member of men’s spirit, board member for campus ministry, participated in the ambassador program, and is involved in Marist’s refugee program which has been a way for him to cultivate his passion for engaging diverse communities. Joseph has also served in the SGA in a multitude of ways, notably as a deputy on the elections Commision.

Mark Palmer

Student Body President

My name is Mark Palmer, and I am from Los Angeles, California. I am a Junior Political Science major with a minor in Criminal Justice. After graduation, I plan to enter politics to improve the lives of my fellow Los Angeles residents. For now, I have my eyes set on improving the Marist College community for everyone. Building a community is essential for student government to flourish and I will work endlessly to rebuild and re-brand student government as a place for all students. That means reforming student government and actively sponsoring events around campus. When a student interacts with the student government, their experience should be easy and enjoyable. That means that SGA must make processes like housing easier and more transparent to students and their families through the student government website, empower the various RCH’s along with clubs to improve student life at the ground level, and mental health will be a top priority, support club leaders in their effort to offer Marist Students as interesting and engaging events. Most of all, I care about all students and am dedicated to listening to my fellow Marist students and fighting to make all of our college experience as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.