Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) works to establish firm communication between all college stakeholders, to assess problems, make positive improvements, and coordinate changes within the college. The SGA is the advocate for the Albright College student body, a liaison between students and college administration, and the representative of our students to the Albright College Board of Trustees. The SGA is a proactive body providing opportunities for leadership development, involvement, and personal growth within the Albright College community. It promotes student involvement and is a forum that student clubs and organizations may approach for assistance, encouragement, and support.
Meet the SGA
Dylan Cope – President
My name is Dylan Cope, I am currently a Senior here at Albright and I am from Williamstown, New Jersey. I am currently serving in the role as President of the Student Government Association. On campus, I am also involved as a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a member of Lion Diplomats, a resident assistant in Rockland Hall, and as a member of Steering Committee for Albright’s Orientation Program. The reason why I joined SGA is to help improve processes in which allow our student organizations to be put in the best position to succeed. Also, I want to provide the outlet and opportunity for students to voice their opinions and ideas and work to bring those to faculty and the administration. Us as students are the best resource to improve our campus.
John Weik – Executive Vice President
My name is John Weik ’23 and I am from Reading, PA! I currently serve as the Executive Vice President of SGA! I am a Political Science major with a minor in Legal Studies. Aside from SGA, I am a Brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a Lion Diplomat, a member of the Men’s Rugby team, a member of Domino Players, POPs, Pride+, Alternative Spring Break, IFC, PSAC, Epsilon Nu, and the Student Pandemic Advisory Board. The reason that I wanted to join SGA was because I wanted to become a positive resource on campus for students and student organizations.
Regina McCarter – Vice President of Finance
My name is Reg McCarter, and I am currently serving as the Vice President of Finance. I am a senior majoring in psychology and public health, and I’m from Birdsboro, PA. I’m also involved in Alpha Delta Pi, Steering Committee, Big Adventure Domain, and an intern for the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office. I joined SGA to help students’ voices be heard and improve campus life for everyone.
Nicole Blair – Recording Secretary
My name is Nicole Blair. I am currently a senior majoring in Biology and Public Health here at Albright. I am from Columbia, Maryland. I hold the Recording Secretary position for the Student Government Association this year. In addition, I am a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team, a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and I am a student advisory representative for the Athletics and Enrollment Management Committee. I joined SGA to more effectively promote change on campus. Also, I wanted to be able to communicate with and become an advocate for student athletes and all students in this position.
Emily Stragapede – Communications Director
My name is Emily Stragapede, and I am from a small town called Rutherford, New Jersey. Currently, I am currently a senior at Albright and serving my third year on the Student Government Association. This year, I am taking on the new role of Communication Director, which puts me in charge of all of our Spirit Day Events. The reason that I am an SGA Officer is because I want to voice the opinions and difficulties of underrepresented students on campus to the administration. I am also very involved on campus away from SGA. I serve as the Vice President for our Pre-Law Society and on the Senior Class Gift Committee. I am a student worker in the Financial Aid building, a Tutor and Tutor Manager in the Academic Learning Center, and a writing tutor at the Writing Center. Academically, I am a recipient of an Albright Creative Research Experience grant and a member of the Honors College.
Katie Ayala – International Student Representative
Hi my name is Katie Ayala and I am from Reading, Pennsylvania. I am currently a sophomore co-majoring in Business Administration and Communications with a focus on public relations. Aside from SGA, I am also a member of the Lion Diplomats and will soon be part of the Women’s Rugby Team. I decided to join SGA because I want to improve my leadership skills and become more involved within the Albright community.
Haja Kargbo – Multicultural Student Representative
My name is Haja Kargbo. I am a Junior and I’m from Somerset, New Jersey. I am serving as the Multicultural Student Representative for SGA. On campus, I’m a part of the Albright Women’s Rugby Team, I serve as Vice-President of Pride+, and I’m a brother of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity. I joined SGA to make the minority groups on campus feel seen and heard and to ensure that they have the opportunity to voice their opinions.
Alexis Mahon – Fraternity & Sorority Life Representative
Hi! My name is Alexis Mahon, and I am from Newnan, Georgia. Currently, I am a sophomore here at Albright College studying Fashion Design and Merchandising. I serve as the Fraternity and Sorority Life Representative on the SGA Board. On campus, I am a POP, a student ambassador, the Vice President of Event Management in Alpha Delta Pi, a part of the Honors Program, involved in Club Vogue, on the Women’s Softball team, and a friend to all! I am so excited to work with the other members in SGA and the numerous organizations found on the Albright campus to help voice any concerns while creating a memorable school year!
Hannah Plowmaker – Commuter Student Representative
Hannah is part of the class of 2024 and is from Ephrata, Pennsylvania. Hannah is a business administration major with a track for marketing. Hannah also plans to pursue a certificate in digital marketing. Aside from SGA, Hannah is also a member of the Business and Economics club. Hannah is a first-year commuter student and plans to actively represent and take best interest for other commuter students in all aspects of SGA. I joined SGA because I want to stay involved on campus, despite not living there, I am SO excited for this school year and to get more and more students involved with our events.
Kat Thomas – Arts Representative
Hey everyone! My name is Kat Thomas and I am SGA’s Art’s Representative! I am a senior majoring in Elementary Education with a co-major in Art and a specialty in sculpture with a Photography minor. Aside from SGA I am also in Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alternative Spring Break, Pride +, Domino Players, PSEA, a POP, the Women’s Rugby Team, and a few others! I am excited to have a great time with my friends and make the most of this school year!
Katie Donner – Member-at-Large
Hi my name is Katie I’m and junior and a Biology major! This is my second year on SGA as member-at-large. I am involved with Tri Beta, Lion Diplomats, Alternative Spring Break, and ADPi. I also work at Admissions and have been a POP for two years. I joined SGA to become a better leader on campus and to help make everyone’s time at Albright enjoyable!
Reem Shadid – Member-at-Large
Hi, my name is Reem Shadid and I am a part of the class of 2023. I am from Bethlehem, PA and I am excited to be serving as a Member at Large for SGA. I am currently co-majoring in Public Policy and Administration & Criminology with a minor in Legal Studies. On campus, I am an Albright ALC tutor as well as a tutor for Reading High students, violinist in the Albright Chamber Ensemble, and a member of Pre-Law Society, International Students Association, and the Honor’s Program. I decided to join SGA to help better represent clubs and organizations on campus and to hopefully learn more about Albright College as a whole!
OPEN – Minority & Disability Student Representative