Andrea Humes, junior business administration major, is the newly-elected student body president for the 2016-2017 academic year. After serving as a senator and co-director of SAC, Humes brings experience and fresh ideas to the table. Get to know more about her vision for next year and her life right now.
Aviso: What has been your favorite SAC event from this year?
Humes: I’m actually going with one that hasn’t happened yet. I’m really looking forward to the mystery road trip. You get in the van, and you don’t know what you’re doing for the day. It’s free, and it’s a real road trip. We’re making it bigger than it has ever been before.
Aviso: What is your favorite part of April?
Humes: That’s really tough. I like that the weather gets warmer because you lose motivation when it’s chilly. I like that I can go outside and do homework or that I can enjoy a warm breeze. I like being outside, and it’s almost summer.
Aviso: Do you have any big plans for the summer?
Humes: I’m going to the beach with my family, so that’s really exciting. I’m looking forward to that week of relaxing. One of my friends is getting married, and we’re doing a lot of wedding planning and Pinterest crafts. I also work at a camp one week for children who have been abused or neglected. We get to spend a week loving on them and sharing Jesus with them. This will be my sixth year doing it, and it’s so worth it.
Aviso: Why did you want to be student body president?
Humes: I really love Malone. I really appreciate all of the ways you can get involved, and I think student senate is a great way for students to have a voice. As student body president, I can have that voice for all students. I really enjoy making connections, hearing concerns and finding solutions. I’m looking forward to connecting with different groups on campus.
Aviso: What is part of your vision for next year?
Humes: One of our biggest goals is collaboration. We want all the student leaders on campus to get together, RAs, CAs, captains of athletic teams, and make things happen to make Malone great.
Aviso: What is something you would consider changing?
Humes: There has been a little bit of talk about looking at visitation hours. It is a hot topic on campus, and we have heard a lot of comments about it. But we don’t want to make empty promises on changes, so we are looking into it more.
Aviso: Tell me a little-known fact about you.
Humes: I taught myself how to juggle when I was in high school. I was playing with my dog, and I just picked up his tennis balls and learned how to juggle them. I also used to do baton twirling, and I can juggle those as well.
Alicia Meyer is the Copy Editor for The Aviso