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Katelyn Mullen & Aaron Dillen to Square Off in UPUA Election

Ding, ding. The fight for office of student body president is on.

UPUA leadership Cole

In one corner we have Katelyn Mullen, who is a junior in Supply Chain Management, the current vice-president of UPUA, and the former President of ARHS. Mullen will be running with vice-presidential candidate, Brenden Dooley, a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

In the contending corner, we have newcomer to student politics, Aaron Dillen. Dillen is a populist candidate who gained press for his questioning of the Board of Trustees and the Penn State administration about the Freeh Report during fireside chats with President Rodney Erickson. He is running with vice-presidential candidate, freshman Elias Machina.

The remainder of the ballot goes as follows:

Disclaimer: Kathleen Tully and Kevin Horne are Onward State staff members.

UPDATE Mar. 7 – Michael Kramer was incorrectly listed on the At Large ticket by UPUA. They have informed us of the error and this article now reflects that.

At Large:

  • Laurel Petrulionis
  • Steffen Blanco
  • Anthony Panichelli
  • Evan Riddick
  • Stephen Payne
  • Rishi Mittal

Off Campus:

  • John G. Wortman
  • Emily McDonald
  • Dutch Markward
  • Theodore Ritsick
  • Mike Augustyn
  • Scott Tomensky
  • Katie Esarey
  • Gokul Sundar
  • Pawel Chrzanowski
  • Kevin Horne
  • Christopher Birster
  • Jon Garfield
  • Michael Kramer

On Campus:

  • Caleb Fernandez
  • Dray Krishnan
  • Victoria Woods
  • Richard Herbold
  • Lindsey Hannon
  • Shannon Rafferty
  • Kathryn Taylor
  • Hannah Lindsay

Academic Colleges:

Agricultural Science

  • Lina Montopoli
  • Yundi Lang

Arts and Architecture

  • Jeff Holzer


  • Ryan Belz

Division of Undergraduate Studies

  • Taylor Olson
  • Kathleen Tully

Earth and Mineral Sciences

  • John-Paul Milton
  • Jacob Maruschok
  • Dominic Ramunni


  • Tim Rinehart


  • Emily Miller

Health & Human Development

  • Madison Benfield

Liberal Arts

  • Melissa McCleery
  • Chase Englund

Schreyer Honors

  • Michael Mancini
  • Kevin Wynosky


  • Anand Ganjam

For a look at the complete ballot, go to

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