Candidates for Manning East GovernorManningEast

What is a Community Governor? Your governor appoints a government of his or her peers to plan fun events for the community, purchase new items for the community office, and advocates for residential needs to the University and outside organizations.

Meet the Candidates!

Samantha Hopkins
Goals for the Year:
My overall mission is to UNITE the family and IGNITE the pride of the Manning East Community! I want people in our community to rep their dormitory halls like they rep their area codes. As Governor, I plan to:
-Pair each community member with a brother or sister to expand social networks.
-Collaborate with upperclassmen communities to allow first-years insight on the Carolina Experience (some ideas include panels, spoken word nights, team building workshops, and etc.).
-Host a “Culture of Manning East” live show every week to mimic pop culture shows to recap events from the past week and promote events in the upcoming week, as well as build a social media presence for our community by creating and actively posting on social media sites (such as Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, etc.).
Leadership Experience:
My extensive list of leadership positions have prepared me to serve as your 2017-2018 Manning East Community Governor! My leadership experience includes:

-President of the Rocky Mount Area Youth
-Treasurer of the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College’s Student Government Association Executive Board
-Senator for Nash Community College’s Student Government Association
-Early College Liaison for Nash Community College’s Student Government Association
-Student Body Vice President for Nash Rocky Mount Early College High School’s Student Government Association
-Class Representative for Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School’s Student Government Association

Sam Witner
Goals for the Year:
I will:
– liven up the Manning East community by creating a better social atmosphere
– put the Manning East name on the map as THE place to live at UNC
– balance academic and social life in the community
Leadership Experience:
– elected member on the Executive Leadership Council (group of 5 student body leaders) at Calvary Day School
– treasurer and secretary of school spirit club

Nikhil Rao
Goals for the Year:
Creation of interest-based GroupMe’s within communities for bonding purposes
An increased selection of enhancements for resident use
Increased selection for out-of-state and international students
Leadership Experience:
I served as the Texas Junior Classical League Second Vice President, leading a group of over 2,000 people. In addition, I served as the president of many clubs during my high school career.

Amruth Sriperumbudur
Goals for the Year:
– Expand and buy new equipment for the rec room (including a nice Tv, video game consoles, Foosball table, etc)
– Strengthen community bonds through inter-hall & inter-building competitions and activities like mario cart tournaments (with the new game consoles)
– Buy bikes and implement a bike check out system where a resident can borrow a bike for up to 24 hours max
Leadership Experience:
– Senior Senator and the Head of Outreach in Student Government last year, and have been involved in Student Government since 6th grade.
– Editor-in-Chief of my high school newspaper
– Attorney and mentor for Juveniles in the Raleigh Court House

Want to get involved with Community Government? The Governor will be appointing positions such as Manning East Lt. Governor, Treasurer, Secretary, and many more! Check for more information.