University Relations and Communications

April 5, 2018

 

2018-2019 ASMSUB Senators Back row:  Chancellor Ron Larsen, Savannah Merritt(SRO), Katelyn Focht(President), Chelsie Coomber(VP),  Dr. Joe Oravecz, VCSA. Middle row:  Lance Mouser(CC Advisor); Senators: Jordan Neff, Shayla Garman, Christian Bautista, Halle Keltner, Jonathan Hunt, Darian Boese, and Dr. Paul Pope(Faculty Advisor). First row:  Kathy Kotecki(Co-Advisor); Senators: Savannah Whitney, Mackenzie Breeden, Brenna Beckett, Courteney Shovlin, Taylor Kurkoski and Valerie Sperry(Office Manager)

2018-2019 ASMSUB Senators Back row: Chancellor Ron Larsen, Savannah Merritt(SRO), Katelyn Focht(President), Chelsie Coomber(VP), Dr. Joe Oravecz, VCSA. Middle row: Lance Mouser(CC Advisor); Senators: Jordan Neff, Shayla Garman, Christian Bautista, Halle Keltner, Jonathan Hunt, Darian Boese, and Dr. Paul Pope(Faculty Advisor). First row: Kathy Kotecki(Co-Advisor); Senators: Savannah Whitney, Mackenzie Breeden, Brenna Beckett, Courteney Shovlin, Taylor Kurkoski and Valerie Sperry (Office Manager)

 

MSUB elects new student government leaders

Term begins fall 2018

 

Contacts:

University Relations and Communications, 657-2266

 

MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Montana State University Billings has announced its 2018-2019 Associated Students of MSU Billings (ASMSUB) student leaders after the students were elected March 21-22. Students elected Halle Keltner and Savannah Merritt as president and vice president.

 

Of the 4,322 students registered for the spring semester, a total of 104 students voted in the election, or 2.4 percent.

 

Keltner, a political science major from Beulah, ND, is determined to building a better experience for all students at MSUB. “I will prioritize engagement on campus and help maintain the strong sense of community we have,” she said.

 

The junior, who has experience serving as a senator, said that she has seen great achievements in the past, and wishes to continue that legacy.

 

Savannah Merritt, a sophomore at MSUB studying chemistry and biology, is also no stranger to leadership roles. “I have a passion for this campus and the things that can be achieved here, and I hope to share that with all students.”

 

The Cheyenne, WY native currently serves as the ASMSUB Student Resolution Officer, and strives to continue her involvement in student government.

 

In addition to releasing the names of the new president and vice president, eight University senators and a City College senator were elected as well.  

 

Full ASMSUB election results are below.

 

President:


Halle Keltner                              
Class:  Junior
Major:  Political Science        Minor:  Communications
Parents: Steph Reich and Larry Keltner
Hometown:  Beulah, ND

 

Vice President:


Savannah Merritt                
Class:  Sophomore
Major:  Chemistry & Biology
Parents:  Tim & Brende Merritt
Hometown:  Cheyenne, WY

 

Senators-at-large(University campus):


Christian Bautista               
Class:  Freshman
Major:  Business Administration     Option: Finance
Parents:  Punta Gorda
Hometown:  Belize

 

Brenna Beckett                  
Class:  Sophomore
Major:  Broadfield Science  

Option: Education
Hometown:  Broadview, MT

 

Mackenzie Breeden                             
Class:  Sophomore
Major:  Elementary Education
Parents:  Becky & Leonard Breeden
Hometown:  Bonney Lake, WA

 

Taylor Kurkoski                          
Class:  Junior
Major:  Health Administration      Minor:  Honors
Parents:  Tracy & Todd Kurkoski
Hometown:  Billings, MT

 

Jordan Neff                                
Class:  Sophomore
Major:  Human Services      

Minor:  Early Childhood
Hometown:  Billings, MT

 

Sari Robertus                             
Class:  Sophomore
Major:  Psychology             

Minor:  Biology
Parents:  Mark & GayLynn Robertus
Hometown:  Joliet, MT

 

Kaelen Shay                                      
Class:  Junior
Major:  Accounting
Parents:  Vic & Diana Shay
Hometown:  Billings, MT

 

Courteney Shovlin                       
Class:  Sophomore
Major:  History            Minor:  Political Science
Parents:  Wendy & Steve Shovlin
Hometown:  Great Falls, MT

 

City College Senator:

Farrah Garman                   
Class:  Freshman
Major:  Pre-Dental
Parents:  Shane & Jill Garman
Hometown:  Bainville, MT