Adam Fridley | Senate President Pro Tempore

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Adam Fridley is serving as the current Senate President Pro Tempore for the Marshall University Student Government Association. This year will mark his third year with SGA, serving as the Secretary of Freshman Council his Freshman year, and a Senator from COLA during his sophomore year. Adam is a Senior, Political Science/Economics Major and a Member of the Marshall University Honors College. He is the current Secretary for the Marshall University Chapter of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honorary. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honors Society, and has been on the Deans list through each of his four semesters in college. Adam has had the privilege of working with the West Virginia State Senate during the 2011 Regular Session and the West Virginia Attorney General’s Appellate Division. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Adam intends to go to law school and pursue a concentration in Government/Public Policy.

Senator Sarah Mathis

Sarah Mathis is proud to serve as a Senator from COLA.  She is in her third year at Marshall, and a Public Communication major with a minor in Political Science (and possibly Spanish). In addition she is working to become a certified American Sign Language interpreter.  Sarah is unsure about what she wants to do in terms of a career, but her “reaching for the stars”; larger than life goal is to make the world more handicap friendly. (Her brother is blind and suffers from cerebral palsy. He’s her favorite person. He’s the smartest, most capable person I’ve ever met, and despite the ridiculous and terrible treatment he has to put up dealing with “normal” people, he manages to maintain a refreshing optimism that makes him Sarah’s hero.)

Sarah is in the campus ministry Revolution, where heavy emphasis is put on serving Marshall, sharing the unconditional love of Jesus, and living by the bible.  She has been the Vice President of Gillis RHA, and is currently the Vice President of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars. She is a member of JMELI (John Marshall Emerging Leaders), the Red Cross Club, and the Honors College.  Additionally, Sarah just started working as a virtual tour guide for Marshall University on; she answers questions for potential students and try to share with them how wonderful Marshall really is.  Last but not least, Sarah is a volunteer for CWAB (Cabell Wayne Association for the Blind).  Sarah is a self-described “very simple person.” She loves to read, knit, and go on outdoor adventures with her roommates in her free time. Sarah is here to serve in whatever capacity needed.

Senator Ashley Quaranta

Ashley Quaranta is a senior and is in her second year as a college of liberal arts senator. She is a political science major with a minor in criminal justice. Ashley is active in Pi Kappa Phi, Golden Key International Honor Society, the MU Honors College Student Association, Marshall Maniacs, and is Vice President of Pi Sigma Alpha. Ashley spent a week as a Frasure Singleton intern in Spring 2011 working in the West Virginia Legislature, and works part time at Eves Law Firm.  Ashley plans to go to law school after graduation.

Senator Jay Roudebush II | Parliamentarian

Jay Roudebush II has a long history of community leadership. From his leadership positions in the West Virginia Young Democrats Jay has fought to protect Appalachian industry, as well as Appalachian values in various regional, state, and national forums. Serving on the Marshall University Student Government Organization Jay is in his second term as senator. He chaired the Constitution Committee overseeing the overall of the student constitution in 2011, and currently serves as the Parliamentarian/Judicial Chair. Jay is the President of the Marshall University Young Democrats, Third District Director for WVYD, and is currently a member of the Cabell County Democrat Executive Committee.

Senator Kendrick Vonderschmitt

Kendrick Vonderschmitt is a Senator from the College of Liberal Arts. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, he graduated from Seneca High Magnet Academy in 2008, after which the John Marshall Scholarship brought him to Marshall University where he currently is a Senior double majoring in History and Political Science. He is the Captain of the Speech and Debate Team and President of the Aikido Club.