Student Government Association
Maine Maritime Academy’s Student Government Association (SGA) is an elected body that represents the students of MMA according to the SGA Constitution. SGA represents the student body regarding any issues or concerns and works to ensure the rights of the students are upheld in accordance with Maine Maritime’s mission statement and purpose. SGA strives to promote the social and personal growth, as well as the general welfare, of the student body. The Student Government is comprised of an executive board, class officers and various senators that represent the academic areas and characteristics of the student body and their community. All full time students at MMA are encouraged to attend open student government meetings and to participate fully in their proceedings.
The SGA office is located on the lower level of the Student Union across from the Student Mailroom and office hours posted on the door. Please know hours are subject to change without notice. For more information about SGA please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SGA Open Meetings:
Full SGA meetings are typically held at 4:00PM in the 1954 lecture hall in the Alfond Student Union during the second and fourth week of each month during the Academic Year. Please visit the SGA office for a current listing of open meeting dates, as the following dates are subject to change and may be altered based on other Academy events.
Fall 2017 Open Meeting Dates: 09/06/17, 09/27/17, 10/11/17, 10/25/17, 11/8/17, 12/6/17*
Spring 2018 Open Meeting Dates: 01/24/17, 2/14/17, 2/28/17, 3/14/17, 3/28/17, 4/11/17, 4/25/17
Fall 2017 Student Government Elections are coming up! Nominations are now open!
The Student Government Association is please to announce Fall 2017 SGA Elections. Over the next week students will be able to submit their nomination form for candidacy. Rules for running are fairly simple, just use the appropriate application below for the position you wish to run for. SGA also requires that you include a short bio about yourself, your goals, a photo, and your campaign flyer to help voters get to know you better when you submit a completed form. Don’t know how to make a quality flyer? No worries, feel free to take a look at the examples to get some ideas, kindly provided to you by our SGA President, Anastasia Wright.
Open positions are as follows:
Application sheets will also be available at the October 11th SGA Open Meeting which occurs at 4pm in the 1954 Lecture Hall, and in the SGA office following the meeting. We ask that everyone interested please attend the meeting. If you cannot make it please feel free to stop by the SGA Office (located in Alfond Center, behind the Waypoint) during one of our office hours. All applications will be due on October 17th to either the SGA Office or to the Curtis Hall Front Desk. Elections will be held on Tuesday, October 24th from 0900 to 1700 in the SGA office. Should you have any questions or concerns, please email: SGA@mma.edu
2017-2018 SGA Executive Board
President: Anastasia Wright
Vice President: Ashley Elder
Treasurer: Benjamin Pierce
Communications and Public Relations Director: Olivia Burke
Student Trustee: Truman Slocum
Past President: Rylee Knox
2017-2018 SGA Senate
Engineering Senator: Kristin Gier
Deck Senator: Kristine Mehuren
Ocean Studies Senator: Cristin Wright
International Business Senator: Carlos Velez Oses
Athletics Senator: Mason Whitaker
Regimental Senator: Madison Savary
Independent Senator: Olivia Hupper
Off-Campus Senator: Michael Libby
Residential Senator: Austin Wheeler
Philanthropic Senator: VACANT
Senator at Large: Haley Turnbull
Freshmen Representative: Class officers to be elected in the Fall 2017 semester.
Sophomore Representative: One of the 4 class officers to represent the class at all meetings.
Junior Representative: One of the 4 class officers to represent the class at all meetings.
Senior Representative: One of the 4 class officers to represent the class at all meetings.
2017-2018 Action Fund and Travel Fund Deadlines
Application Deadline: September 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., Student Government Association Office
Hearing Date: September 20, 2017 from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., 1954 Lecture Hall
**Events funded during this hearing must be completed by November 15, 2017
Application Deadline: October 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., Student Government Association Office
Hearing Date: October 18, 2017 from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., 1954 Lecture Hall
**Events funded during this hearing must be completed by February 14, 2018
Application Deadline: January 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., Student Government Association Office
Hearing Date: January 31, 2018 from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Davis Classroom (Alfond Student Union)
**Events funded during this hearing must be completed by April 4, 2018
Application Deadline: February 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., Student Government Association Office
Hearing Date: February 28, 2018 from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Davis Classroom (Alfond Student Union)
**Events funded during this hearing must be completed by May 5, 2018