Student Confederation V.P. to be announced Sunday
Student Confederation President Nick Terzulli will be announcing his nominee for vice president at the Sunday meeting of the General Assembly, AU’s student legislative body.
Terzulli is filling the position left vacant by Marguerite Meyer, who resigned at the end of last semester. Meyer dropped to part-time student status for the spring semester in order to finish work for incomplete courses remaining from previous semesters. Students serving as SC officers must be taking at least 12 credits.
The vice president is in charge of much of the programming the SC puts on, including the weekly Eagle Nights events as well as the Founder’s Day Ball and Artemas Ward Festival. The new officer will be working with the cabinet Meyer chose last fall to complete the ball and festival in the upcoming months.
The new vice president must be a current member of the GA in order to be appointed. Several possible candidates stepped forward after Meyer announced her resignation at an SC event at the close of the fall semester. - K.F. S.
Eagle endowment names first Martin Luther King grant recipient
On Wednesday, the Eagle Endowment for Public and Community Service announced its first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. grant recipient. Samantha Facciolo, a SIS sophomore, will receive the grant on Jan. 21 in the Kay Spiritual Life Center during a tribute to Dr. King.
“I am really excited to receive the award,” Facciolo said. “I just formed a non-profit organization for Mexican immigrant students. I can’t wait to help introduce immigrant students to the opportunities that college and D.C. have.” Facciolo is majoring in international studies with a concentration in peace and conflict resolution.
Her project is entitled “The College Experience Weekend.” According to the project abstract, the weekend “will bring 12 Mexican immigrant students to American University for the weekend of the Latino and American Student Organization’s Youth Conference in April 2004.” During that weekend, Facciolo hopes to help the students become familiar with the college process.
“Four years ago, I started working with Mexican immigrant students back home in Delaware,” said Facciolo, who has previously volunteered with D.C. Reads and other schools in her hometown. “I can’t wait to begin work with them again in April.”
To apply for the grant, applicants completed an eight-page application and an interview by the seven-member grant application committee, which was composed of faculty members, administrators and students.
- KATE OCZYPOK