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SGA announces new press secretary

The Parthenon

Published: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Updated: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 22:12

The Marshall University Student Government Association appointed a new press secretary Tuesday for the spring 2013 semester. Current press secretary, Andrew Frobel, will be stepping down due to his graduation in December and Jen Tucker will fill his position.

Student Body President E.J. Hassan approached Tucker about filling the position of press secretary. She was considered to be a good candidate for this position because she is an advertising major and has experience in public relations, social media management, and promotions.

The press secretary position is the liaison between SGA and the public. The duties of the press secretary are to promote and plan different events, talk to the press and run SGA social media sites. Tucker said she was ready put her skills to use for the betterment of Student Government.

 “This is one of the strongest SGA’s that I’ve seen since I’ve been at Marshall,” Tucker said. “With that, you have to let the public and student body know that great things are taking place. At the same time, as being a mouthpiece, you have to be a receptor and listener. You have to see what the students are talking about and see what can be done through student government.”

Frobel said Tucker will be a great addition to the SGA staff.

Frobel has been SGA’s press secretary for the past 15 months. He said that the opportunities he has received through this position has made his time in SGA memorable.

“I loved planning events. Even something as small as a Facebook event,” Frobel said. “You get feedback from so many people. For example, the memorial ceremony, you get people that have lived in Huntington for years and they get to tell their story. Connecting to those people was an awesome experience.”

Tucker will officially begin her time as press secretary in the spring.

Morgan Wright can be contacted at wright265@marshall.edu.

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