Choriki and Metangmo win ASMSUB election by wide margin
March 20, 2015
Cassie Winter, University Relations & Communications, 657-2266
MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Associated Students of MSU Billings announced Friday the results of the 2015 student body senate election. Students Sonja Choriki and Baudry Metangmo are elected to serve as 2015-2016 ASMSUB president and vice president over two other contending parties.
Vice president Choriki will succeed departing president Daniel Barnhart and Metangmo will replace Choriki’s position as vice president.
“Daniel and I did a lot of changes this year,” said Choriki. “I want to follow through with what we started, and still there is a lot I want to see get done. We accomplished everything that we wanted to, but I want to see more cooperation within organizations, teamwork and see to it that new student organizations are successful.”
Of the 4,323 enrolled students, eight percent of MSUB’s student body cast votes on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Of the 344 votes casted, 165 were in favor of Choriki and Metangmo over contenders Jessica Hahne and Molly Markus, and David Fredrickson and Joseph Wyatt, both parties receiving 78 votes.
Choriki and Metangmo will oversee a $275,000 budget and seven student organizations for the 2015-16 school year.
Billings native Choriki, 22, is a senior studying criminal justice and has been involved in student senate for four years. She is the daughter of Tony Choriki and Scott and Paulette West.
Baudry Metangmo, 21, of Douala in Cameroon, Africa, is a junior majoring in mathematics with minors in chemistry and physics. He works as a resident assistant for Rimrock Hall. He is the son of Michel and Veronique Tsafack.
Seven senators have been voted to represent the MSUB University Campus including business major Chelsie Coomber, of Billings, daughter of Larry and Kim Coomber; health and human performance major and coaching minor Greg Dicharry, of Willows, Cali., son of Lisa Dicharry; political science major Katelyn Focht, of Billings, daughter of Ky and Teresa Focht; business management major Alan Loomis, of Billings, son of Todd and Tammy Loomis; business management major Rachel McKinney, of Billings, daughter of Lyn and Craig McKinney; criminal justice and sociology double major Wyatt Powell, of Monument, Colo., son of June Wilkap and Mickey Powell; and mathematics and secondary education major Alex Shin, of Billings, son of Youngwha and Kyounghee Shin. City College will be represented by senator Kyla Chamberlain, a freshman studying radiology,of Billings, daughter of Kami and Adam Chamberlain.
PHOTO: Students Sonja Choriki and Baudry Metangmo are elected to serve as 2015-2016 ASMSUB president and vice president over two other contending parties.