Get to Know the Seeff/Wolkenfeld SGA TicketUCF SGA — By Peter Porebski on February 10, 2010 at 12:38 am Tweet
SGA elections are right around the corner and with them comes that great time in the students year; free food, lots of fliers and countless campaign promises. This year the UCF students have two choices for the president and vice presidential ticket. KnightNews.com had the chance to ask a few general questions and help the student body better get to know the Daniel Seeff and Kevin Wolkenfield ticket.
Q: What is your year/major?
Daniel: Junior, Accounting/finance
Kevin: Sophomore, Poli/Sci Pre-law
Q: Why are you running?
Daniel: In the past I’ve been serving and I’ve seen situations that I believed that I could handle better, I thought I could help the students more. I feel like I’ve got what it takes to be SGA president.
Q: What reason should the students vote for you?
Daniel: Basically, we’re the same as every other student on campus. We aren’t involved in any SGA exclusivity. What happens is that people get involved as freshman and thats great but then they don’t take part in any other activities and the problem is that you are the one providing the funding for those organizations. We have been part of SGA but we also are aware of other students needs. We are able to see where the funding needs to go.
Kevin: I’m a senator right now, and its pathetic that there are funds that haven’t even been used that belong to the students.
Daniel: We’re both very passionate people about SGA and about the student body.
Q: If elected, will you have any power over the parking situation? If so, what do you plan to do about congestion?
Daniel: OK well the parking garages cost millions and while we don’t have much control directly over that we can lobby over that. As president you sit on the board of trustees and they decide what money gets allocated where. I think that everyone can agree we need another parking garage. Something we are working for is the shuttles. Right now, it’s great for the environment, so to have more shuttles going to off campus developments will be good for sustainability I think. Everyone hates driving around, its a mission to park your car, it’s easier to walk outside and hop on a shuttle. Sustainability is one of our main platform goals.
Kevin: Daniel is gonna be the point man and rep of the students and his voice is going to be heard at all levels.
Q: Would you consider increasing funds to club sports and other clubs in general?
Daniel: That’s definitely one of the main things we’ll work on with the new recreation and wellness center. I know there is a big debate about what equipment will be in there and that will be one of the issues we’ll tackle. As I said there is a massive surplus in the funds for organizations and we will get rid of that. Every organization will get more including clubs and including religious organizations, every organization who is eligible.
Q: How can students get more involved in their student government?
Kevin: There are many programs for freshman, there are mentoring programs, Daniel was a mentor. There are street teams, you can go to the senate meetings on Thursdays. We want to reach out to more organizations and get them involved in SGA.
Daniel: If you want to get involved just go to the SGA website and fill out the forms, there are a lot of positions.
Q: What makes you a better choice than your opponents?
Kevin: Basically I feel like we are more in touch with the student body.
Daniel: We are one of the students, we understand their needs.
Q: What is your favorite part about UCF?
Daniel: I would say game day. It’s every two weeks in the fall semester, it’s just a crazy day for everyone. I think everyone can agree with that.
Kevin: Spirit Splash, too bad it’s once a year.
Q: Describe each other in an sentence.
Kevin: Willing to work hard for the student body.
Daniel: Kevin’s a great guy he’s got a great future ahead of him, he’s very involved.
Q: One word?
Q: Will they be giving out any freebies by the student union?
Daniel: Well thats a secret, I can’t give away the surprise. I can say it’s gonna be creative and be prepared to eat a lot.
Q: What animal do you consider each other most like and why?
Kevin: A lion, he commands respect and he’s from Africa.
Daniel: A dolphin, because they have been known to help people and I’m willing to go out of my way to help others
Well there you have it, a brief introduction to some of your SGA candidates. We will keep you updated on developments in this year’s student body president elections. So keep a look out for them on the campaign trail and see for yourself what they stand for. If nothing else, this is promising to be a interesting election year.