Election Day 2015 Executive Tickets
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Christopher Kilner and Isabella Dolente are running to serve the students as executives for the 2015-2016 school year. Kilner is a rising senior hailing from Rockville, Md., and majors in BCMB, environmental science and philosophy. He represented the student body as a senator for his first two years at The University before serving as chief of staff for Student Government this year. He also is involved in Campus Ministries, retreats and intramural sports. Dolente is from Haddon Heights, N.J., and majors in healthcare administration with a minor in business. She is involved in Royal Harmony, Campus Ministries, orientation assistants and intramural sports as a referee. She was a senator in her first year as a student here and is currently serving as executive secretary for Student Government. Kilner and Dolente understand the importance of strongly advocating for the student body in a manner conducive to creating positive change through dialogue and a working relationship with the administration and Board of Trustees. They are running for the executive positions because they believe that a school is not merely its buildings, history, reputation or name, but its students. Without students who feel respected and encouraged, there would be no Scranton as everyone knows it. Kilner and Dolente are committed to continuing the positive tradition of Scranton as one of the friendliest and happiest campuses in the country by seeking to represent, advocate for and ensure the needs of all of Scranton’s students are met by a Student Government administration that is willing to place everything on the line to defend the rights of students and stand up for the best policies, no matter what the challenge or cost. Once campaigning starts on April 8, make sure to check out their materials and specifics on Facebook, Twitter and the Student Government website.
Dominique Liuzzo is a local student who fell in love with Scranton as she began taking classes here during her high school years. She is from the small township of Greenfield, a short distance away from The University. Liuzzo is a junior with a double major in history and political science, a minor in art history and a concentration in Italian. Liuzzo spent this past Spring semester studying abroad in Rome. She currently works in the international affairs office helping students with their future study abroad plans.
Liuzzo has been involved with Student Government since her freshman year, only taking a semester off to study abroad. She has worked with the Student Life and Dining Services Committee as well as Academic Affairs. She is a part of several clubs on campus, wanting to connect the student body with Student Government to strive for the best results on campus. Her motto is “Libera la tua mente” – free your mind!
Faith Yusko is a junior pursuing a degree in international studies with a minor in communication. She was born and raised on Long Island, N.Y., but is proud to call Scranton home as well. Yusko has been a member of Student Government for the past three years, first as a Class of 2016 senator and now as a resident senator. She has served on the Ignatian Awareness Committee and Student Life and Dining Services Committee within Student Government, and now she is the committee chairwoman for the Athletics & Programing Committee.
Outside of Student Government, Yusko works in the Office of Multicultural Affairs and is the vice president of the University of Scranton College Republicans. She has also been fortunate enough to backpack through Europe and go on two service trips. She was an RA for the Fire Leadership Living Learning Community last year, but she decided not to re-apply in order to devote more of her time to working in Student Government. One of her role models is Margaret Thatcher, who said, “In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.”
Yusko and Liuzzo are running together for the president and vice president positions. They are devoted to making Student Government more inclusive to all students and to creating more opportunities for student voices to be heard.