Abbey Borghee may be running unopposed for Student Government Association president, but she’s still serious about letting Wesleyan students know what she wants to accomplish in the job.
“Running unopposed has not made my campaign process or goals for the next year any less serious,” said Borghee, who currently serves as SGA vice president. “I want the student body to know how much I truly care about their experience here at Texas Wesleyan University.”
Borghee said her goal is to help make students more aware of the scholarship opportunities at Wesleyan.
“I understand the concern with paying for higher education at a private institution,” Borghee said, “and I want to make sure students are taking advantage of every scholarship opportunity here. I also hope to continue the communication between the students and administration.”
A political science/pre-law major, Borghee has been active in a number of campus organizations, including Phi Alpha Delta and Wesleyan’s chapter of College Republicans. Last fall she was selected as one of 25 students in the nation to participate in the Quatar Exchange Fellowship/Malone Fellowship sponsored by the National Council on U.S/Arab Relations.
Campaigning for SGA positions began on April 1 and ends on April 14. Dean of Students Dennis Hall will be emailing students a link to vote for the new SGA president and vice president on April 15; voting will last for one day.
Borghee will be sworn in as president on April 28, as will the new vice president.
Zura Hemani, Lyndsey Bessinger, and Zahraa Saheb are running for SGA vice president.
Hemani, currently SGA’s representative at large, said she can cater to a variety of students.
“I cater to both the international community because of my Pakistani ethnicity and also the domestic students because I was born and raised in America,” she said. “The main focus in the student body and what I can do to serve them and not myself.”
Saheb, currently the SGA freshman student representative, said she is running for vice president because she doesn’t see it “as a position, but rather as an opportunity.”
“I am a very hard-working, passionate, and determined person,” she said, “and I am Wesleyan’s number one fan and I am very committed to making Wesleyan the best school in the region.”