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Two Vying For Presidency As UPUA Election Season Kicks Off

Editor’s note: You can read our disclaimer on our UPUA election coverage here.

The University Park Undergraduate Association announced its candidates vying for election to the Eleventh Assembly, including two presidential tickets. Campaigning officially began this morning at 6 a.m. for the March 30 election. The first official campaign event — a “Meet the Candidates” session — is scheduled for tomorrow from 7-9 p.m. in 302 HUB. We’ll have updates and coverage of all things UPUA throughout the campaign season and on election day. You can view the candidates platforms on the election website.

First, the two presidential tickets:

Terry Ford and Katie Jordan

Terry Ford Headshot 2015

Current Vice President Terry Ford headlines one presidential ticket accompanied by current At-Large Representative Katie Jordan. Ford, a rising senior, spent his first years as a Freshman Council member and then an At-Large Representative before serving as Vice President. Jordan, a sophomore, was on Freshman Council before serving as an At-Large Rep.

Divy Agnihotri and Megan Fleming

Divy Agnihotri

Current At-Large Representative and junior Divy Agnihotri is another candidate who will make a bid for the presidency. Agnihotri has served on UPUA since his freshman year, first as a Freshman Council member and then as an At-Large Rep for the last two. Megan Fleming, a sophomore and former Onward State managing editor, will accompany Agnihotri in the race.

UPUA also released the candidates for the At-Large and Academic Representatives. There are 22 candidates vying for 20 At-Large seats and one seat per academic college available.

At-Large Representatives

Kyra Rogan

Nathaniel Pentz

Aaron Kreider

Anthony J. Zarzyck

Edka Wong

Brent Rice

Michael D. Straw

Andrew Uhring

Bhavin Shah

Chrishani Boothe

Nicholas Karafilis

Jorge Zurita-Coronado

Zach Robinson

Brandon Benner

Rachel Harrison

Reagan McCarthy

Kyleigh Higie

Shawn Bengali

Brooke Jin

Andrew “Drew” Geller

Isaac Will

Sis-obed Torres

Academic Representatives

College of Agricultural Sciences

Bradley Garrett

College of Arts and Architecture

No Candidates

Smeal College of Business

Timothy Farley

Abdullah Almutlaq

College of Communications

Zachary Jones

Morgan Goranson

Division of Undergraduate Studies

Maura Ellsworth

College of Education

Claire Kelley

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Lydia Scheel

College of Engineering

Grant Worley

Vansh Prabhu

College of Health and Human Development

Alexander Shockley

College of Information Science and Technology

No Candidates

College of Liberal Arts

Erik Zavala

Alexandra Leventis

College of Nursing

No Candidates

Schreyer Honors College

Jack Shean

Eberly College of Science

Jasmine Michele Hall

Samantha Geisinger

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Lexi Shimkonis

Lexi is an editor-turned-staff writer who can often be found at either Irving's or the Phyrst (with the chances she'll have her backpack being the same). Lexi is a senior hailing from Spring City, PA (kind of) and studying Civil Engineering. Please email questions and/or pleas for an Instagram caption to [email protected], or for a more intimate bond, follow her on Twitter @lexshimko.


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