TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER NEW STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION OFFICERS SET TO BEGIN NEW YEAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2005
CONTACT: Suzanna Cisneros Martinez, suzanna.martinez@ttuhsc.edu


LUBBOCK – Students at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are under new leadership with the 2005-2006 Student Government Association officers.

Landon Wade Westfall, a third-year doctoral student studying medical microbiology, will serve as SGA president. He has served two years as a senator representing the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Westfall said the Health Sciences Center SGA’s goals are to generate new and exciting opportunities for the betterment of the student body while simultaneously enhancing the image of the Health Sciences Center.

“I think many people are not aware that the Health Sciences Center works under its own individual student government association. We work closely with the Texas Tech University SGA, but our student leadership works hard throughout the year to specifically focus on the needs of the Health Sciences Center students,” Westfall said.

Christina Janine Powell will serve as vice president of communications. Powell is a second-year student in the School of Medicine. She previously served as a senator representing first-year medical students and one year on the Senate Phonathon Committee.

Lauren Paige McReynolds will serve as vice president of operations. She is a second-year student in the School of Nursing. McReynolds has served as a senator representing nursing students and also served on the Senate Phonathon Committee.

Serving as vice president of finance is Navin Srinivar Nikam who is a second-year student in the School of Medicine. Nikam has served one year as a senator representing first-year medical students.

The Health Sciences Center SGA will have approximately 50 senators representing the schools of Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The officers represent all campuses.

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