Friday, October 19, 2012
AS Execs Reign at Homecoming
The Homecoming king and queen are both Associated Students executives.
Channelle McNutt, executive vice president, and Tom Rivera, vice president of external affairs, were chosen from a field of 14 final competitors.
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Associated Students scored big last weekend, when two of its executives were crowned king and queen of Homecoming 2012.
Channelle McNutt, executive vice president, and Tom Rivera, vice president of external affairs, were chosen from a field of 14 final competitors. Both are also members of Aztec P.R.I.D.E.
McNutt, who was also Homecoming chair, represented the Afrikan Student Union. Rivera represented Phi Gamma Delta. This year, 41 student organizations nominated a student who embodied the mission, goals and ideals of their organization and the entire SDSU student population.
McNutt is a fourth year student, double majoring in political science and communication. Since freshman year, she has been active in Associated Students, serving two years as diversity commissioner and also as a representative for the Afrikan Student Union and the College of Arts and Letters.
“SDSU has given me so much and I am honored and humbled to represent our university in this capacity,” McNutt said. “I am also proud to represent the students of the Afrikan Student Union. This community at SDSU has inspired me as a leader, strengthened me as a woman of color and empowered me as a young professional.”
McNutt said she and Rivera “have been best friends since freshman year and are always referred to as a dynamic duo within AS.”
Rivera is a 21-year-old senior majoring in political science with a minor in Latin. The first in his family to attend a four-year university, Rivera plans to work in political consulting and public policy development before pursuing a joint degree in law and public policy. He has been involved with Associated Students for three years and served as founding president of the Phi Gamma Delta “FIJI” fraternity’s SDSU chapter.