Masters in Applied Engineering (Construction Management)
David “Dylan” John, was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka and completed his high school education at the prestigious private boys school S.Thomas’ College in Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka. Dylan was a Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) scholar in the year 2011/12, when he was also awarded the William A Watt Memorial Award for the top GRSP scholar of the year. Dylan transferred to Georgia Southern University in 2013 and completed his Bachelors of science degree in Construction Management in May 2016. He is a current Masters in Applied Engineering student with a concentration in Construction Management and is also the current National Membership Chair for the Student Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dylan is a brother of the Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity and is also the founder of the Mock Mediation club of Georgia Southern University, which won a world championship at the International Law school mediation tournament in 2015. He has been actively involved in 16 different student organizations at Georgia Southern and began his involvement with Student Government in Fall of 2014, he has since served as a senator for both the College-At-Large and the College of Engineering and Information Technology. Dylan is the 82nd President of the Student Government Association, the second International student and first Asian to be elected to serve as President of the Georgia Southern University Student Government Association.
Executive Vice President:
MBA, Managment Information Systems
Hello there! My name is Valencia Warren and I am so proud to be able to serve as your 2016-2017 Executive Vice President. I got my start in leadership because someone took just a moment to plant an emotional investment in me. Simon Sinkek once said, “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” I am emotionally invested in the students of this campus and to the elevation of this institution. I recognize the unique ideas, backgrounds, and dynamics of each individual and I’m committed to engaging the Eagle Nation through the Student Government Association. It is time for our students taking ownership of their campus experience through SGA. This dynamic executive team will bring the energy, experience and passion necessary to ensure that student needs are met. Please feel free to contact me through my georgiasouthern.edu email account or stop me if you see me around campus. Hail Southern!! I can’t wait to chat!
Vice President of Academic Affairs:
Hello Eagle Nation! My Name is Eudiah Ochieng and I am a senior, biology major from Atlanta, Georgia. I currently serve as the Vice President of Academic Affairs. During my time at Georgia Southern University, I have been involved with numerous organizations including Southern Ambassadors, Circle K International, and Southern Leaders, just to highlight a few. Outside of Student Government, I enjoy crafting new decorations, reading a good novel, and capturing breathtaking photographs. This is my second year on SGA and I cannot wait to see what we can accomplish this year. Please feel free to contact me about anything related to academics and let me know how your Student Government can help.
Vice President of Finance:
Civil Engineering major
Good day Eagle Nation! My name is Bryan Sandbach, and I am from Evans, Georgia. I graduated from Evans High School in 2014 where I moved to the wonderful city of Statesboro to begin my college career at the greatest university in America. This year, I am a Junior majoring in Civil Engineering and minoring in Business Finance. Currently, I am serving my second term of Student Government as Vice President of Finance. Outside of Student Government, I enjoy being involved in my fraternity, exploring the outdoors, and watching the Eagles play. I am more than excited to serve this beautiful student body and extremely eager to see what this year’s term has in store for Georgia Southern University. Please feel free to contact me about anything related to fund requests and let me know how Student Government can help.
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Vice President of Auxiliary Affairs:
Early Childhood Education & Special Education major
Hi Eagle Nation! My name is Erin Villella, and I am a senior at Georgia Southern. I am majoring in Early Childhood Education and Special Education with a certification in teaching English language learners. I have really grown to love Eagle Nation and look forward to a new wave of student focused engagement, fun, and hard work. While serving as VP for Auxiliary Affairs, I look forward to serving all of your housing, dining, and transportation needs this year. With eagle pride, hail southern!
Hello fellow Eagels! My name is Michael Wedincamp and I am a 2nd year graduate student of Public Administration. I am currently the Graduate Assistant for the Student Government Association. Some of the responsibilities of this position include administering ShuttleGus, coordinating GSU Idol, and organizing SGA Elections. I love being a part of student government because it allows me to positively affect my fellow Eagles’ lives. And my fellow Eagles know that there is no place on Earth like Georgia Southern! Hail Southern!
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Hi Eagles! My name is Azura Cooke and I am this years Executive Assistant. I am a sophomore Marketing major from Cumming, GA. Some things I enjoy outside of Student Government are hanging out with friends, getting involved in my sorority, and cheering on our Eagles during football season. I am looking forward to all of the exciting things the 2016-2017 school year will bring. Feel free to come find me in the office or send me an email with any questions or concerns you may have. Go Eagles!
Information Technology-Web Design Major
Hello, Georgia Southern University! I am excited to be the new IT Support and Web Designer for the Student Government Association during the 2016-2017 year. I was raised in Dublin, GA, and graduated from West Laurens High School in 2013. I am a junior, majoring in Information Technology with a specialization in Web and Multimedia Foundations and a second discipline in Music Technology. With our society revolving around technology, having a website to relay information is crucial, and I want to ensure our student body is able to stay up-to-date on what is going on with the SGA and the university. It’s a great honor to be able to serve the Eagle Nation in this unique manner, and I’m looking forward to working alongside everyone to further our great university! Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
Public Relations major
Hello Eagle Nation! My name is Madison Mettler and I am excited to be serving you as the Public Relations Coordinator for the 2016/17 term. I was raised in a small town roughly an hour South of here called Rincon, GA. In March of 2015 I obtained the Rank of Eagle Scout, and the following fall started classes at GSU. I am a Sophomore Public Relations major. As the Public Relations Coordinator it is my duty to connect you with all events and activities associated with SGA. I hope to engage and excite all of Eagle Nation this year as we strive to make Georgia Southern University not only your home for the next 4-6 years, but home for life. Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns and as always, Go Eagles!
Last updated: 11/16/2016