I would like to send greetings to all the students, faculty, alumni, and friends as the 2018 - 2019 President of the Student Government Association for Hood Theological Seminary. The SGA Advisor, committee and I have met and we look forward to an exciting 2018 – 2019 year. The SGA Officers and committee would like to thank each of you for your encouragement and support. We look forward to a prosperous year of Kingdom building, the betterment of Hood Theological Seminary and our communities as a whole. The SGA welcomes suggestions, comments, and questions from the student body that will be beneficial for our Hood community. Our motto is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”, so we are anticipating a blessing! This site will be updated periodically so stay tuned for upcoming announcements. I have listed some upcoming events below so let us work together in unity and love. We cannot do this without you all....You are Appreciated! Contact any SGA Officer or representative, if you have any questions, suggestions or comments and if you want to participate and support any of the programs. We need and welcome your assistance!
Peace & Blessings to you all,
Yolanda Alston-Foster, SGA President 2018 – 2019
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND HARD WORK, 2018 - 19 SGA EXECUTIVE OFFICERS:
2018-19 SGA Executive Officers:
President- Yolanda Alston-Foster
Vice President- April Hall
Treasurer- Eleanor Wilson
Secretary- Angellica Sweat
At-Large Members- Sandra Carter and Tonya Jackson
Alabama Representative - Valtoria Jackson
Ryan Godfrey, Tony Brantley, Elliot Crowder and Mary Sturdivant
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 - 20 SGA EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
2019 - 20 SGA Executive Officers:
President- Angellica Sweat
Vice President- Melissa Malcom
Secretary- Michele Shadden
Treasurer- Donna Cuthbertson
At- Large Member- Angela Maxwell Brown
THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING WILLING TO SERVE OUR GREAT INSTITUTION, HOOD THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY!
Student Government Association Contacts 2018 - 2019:
- SGA Advisor- Dr. Dora Mbuwayesango, email@example.com.
- SGA President- Yolanda Alston-Foster, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Vice President- April Hall, email@example.com.
- Secretary- Angellica Sweat, Angellicasweat@gmail.com.
- Treasurer- Eleanor Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Alabama Representative - Valtoria Jackson, email@example.com.
SGA Committee and Member’s at Large: Sandra Carter and Tonya Jackson
Student Representatives: Ryan Godfrey, Tony Brantley, Elliot Crowder, and Mary Sturdivant.
October 19th @ 6pm - Hood Opening Convocation
January 29th – February 2, 2019 – Hood Pride Week / Book Giveaway
Don’t forget to purchase your Hood Gear during lunch or online at http://hoodseminary.qbstores.com
During “Pride Week(s)” we will have a “Back to School Book Giveaway” in the neighborhood in which students and faculty provide used text or religious books to give to others in need. If you have any used text or religious books that you would like to donate, please give them to any SGA representative or take the donated books to the Library. We would like to be able to assist students in need by providing these books to them. (Pay it Forward!).
February 6, 2019 @ 7 pm in the Aymer Center; Join us for this special, annual service sponsored by the Board of Bishops of the A.M.E. Zion Church, chaired by Bishop George E. Battle, Jr., and facilitated by Bishop Kenneth Monroe. At this special gathering, the bishops conduct a moving and inspiring service and bring collections from their Episcopal Districts in support of the Seminary. This free event is open to the public, and all are welcome! ********* The Student Government Association will donate $500.00 that was raised from the sale of Hood Gear/ Merchandise to the Firm Foundation to assist with student scholarships*********
The SGA will distribute “Final Exam Care Packages” or "Exam Survival Kits" on the following dates: Fall Semester- Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (Yolanda and April) & Saturday, December 1, 2018 (Eleanor & Angelica); Spring Semester- Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (Yolanda & April) & Saturday, April 27, 2019 (Eleanor & Angelica); Please join us, Spring Semester, Wednesday, April 24, 2019 and Saturday, April 27, 2019; Activities will take place in the Aymer center during lunch from 1 - 2pm on the above dates.
Closing Convocation will be on Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 7 pm in the Varick Auditorium on Livingstone's College Campus. The new SGA Executive Board Officers will be installed on May 17, 2019 so everyone is asked to be present. Congratulations to the incoming Executive Board and Much Appreciation and Thanks for the hard work and dedication of the current board. We are a team and we have encouraged and supported each other and that is Greatly Appreciated. If you are interested in serving as an usher, please contact Mrs. Phyllis Wells, Director of Auxiliary Services (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also, the Graduation ceremony will be on Saturday, May 18, 2019 @ 10:30am but we are asking all participants to arrive no later than 10:00 am. The SGA will distribute HTS Hand towels to those Graduating and those participating such as the Ushers. The Hood hand towels will be distributed at the Senior Picnic on Friday, May 17, 2019 and at @ the Closing convocation for those graduates that may not be at the picnic. I, Yolanda Alston-Foster, have a list of graduates and participants that will receive the hand towels so I will check the names off of the list as the hand towels are presented to those individuals. Thank you and Please spread the word!
UPDATES AND ADDITIONAL CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT
Community Garden Interest: Contact Angellica Sweat, SGA Secretary if you would like to participate in the community garden. Angellicasweat@gmail.com.
The SGA will have the “Green Campaign” to focus on Recycling and Conservation education at Hood Theological Seminary. Recycling and Conservation are essential for the environment and our communities. Contact April Hall if you would like to participate in the "Green Campaign" for recycling and conservation at email@example.com.
****Due to the impact of Hurricane Florence, we have decided to not have the "King" and "Queen" contest. We feel as though our resources will be better used to assist students in need so feel free to contact a member of faculty or any SGA officer if you are need assistance due to the hurricane.*******
***Diversity Talks- Rev. Tonya Jackson, Lead Contact ( firstname.lastname@example.org or cell #: 704-804-8577).
2018 - 2019 SGA GIVING CAMPAIGN:
Consider #GIVING a $18.85 donation in Honor of Hood Theological Seminary's Founding year of "1885":
You can donate anytime throughout the year, The link is below:
KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN FOR FUTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTS…….