The Student Government Association approved an appeal from Emerson’s chapter of the American Marketing Association on March 31.
Representing the chapter was President Shekinah-Glory Beepat, who is also the SGA Chief Justice.
The appeal was to fund the organization’s attendance at an annual conference in New York City hosted by PSFK, a media consulting company. The organization requested $1,160.04 from SGA for transportation, food, and accommodations. Members plan to use Airbnb, a site for individuals to rent out their homes for lodging, while attending the conference.
Senior Alicia Carroll, the visual and media arts senator, spoke in favor of the appeal.
“I’m a big proponent of professional development conferences because they are such a big opportunity that not all students are able to afford on their own,” Carroll said. “It’s important for students to be able to take those opportunities.”
The appeal was approved.
Last year, the organization was allocated $1,425.30 by SGA to attend the same conference.
The SGA also discussed nominees for two Emerson Recognition and Achievement, or ERA, awards. SGA chose the recipients for Emersonian of the Year and Adviser of the Year. The session was closed to non-SGA members for this portion of the meeting, as ERA award results are confidential. The ERA ceremony is scheduled for April 26.