SGA Spotlight: Ferry, Franklin and Phillips

Morgan Ferry, Freshman Senator

Major: English, in the writing track

Initiatives: “I really just want to make the out-of-state students feel that they have the opportunity to learn more about Maryland as well as show pride for the state they’re coming from.”

Favorite thing about TU: “All that’s going on. There’s a lot going on. But everything that I’ve gone to, everyone has been really open and excited to be here. Especially the SGA. They’re so fun and they’re great people.”

Favorite place: “I’ve been spending a lot of time [in the SGA office], and it feels like home. Everyone’s always saying hi, coming in and out. The rest of campus is beautiful, I just haven’t had a lot of time to be in other places yet.”

Favorite snack: “It’s so bad, but it’s Chick-fil-A, because I lived in a town where Chick-fil-A wasn’t available.”

Leah Franklin, Senior Transfer Student Representative

Major: Communication Studies

Initiatives: “I created the Transfer Student Organization, so we work closely with New Student Programs and now, recently, SGA to enhance the overall transfer student experience… Housing is a big thing we’ve been working on right now… Another thing we’re going to do is a transfer townhall meeting, so transfer students can come and air out other concerns.”

Favorite thing about TU: “Towson has always  been my number one school. My uncle used to coach basketball here way, way back when I was a tot. So I remember always coming here and being in the Towson Center and being in that environment. I was just like, ‘I have to be at Towson.’”

Favorite place: “Starbucks is definitely the place I must hit or the day doesn’t go well.”

Favorite snack: “Chick-fil-A is definitely my go-to, just because I’m on the go a lot, so it’s really quick to go grab fries and nuggets and go do whatever I’m doing.”

Randall Phillips, Senior Director of Health and Wellness

Major: Exercise science

Initiatives: “One thing that I’m trying to do is have, outside of each dining hall, a healthy meal of the week and have in front of Burdick, possibly, an exercise regimen every week. A lot of people come into the gym and have no idea what they want to do. So, this way at least they’ll have posted an exact regimen that they can stick to.”
Favorite thing about TU: “Everyone is pretty nice and sweet and just focused. At my old school, it was similar, but it seemed like people were there for reasons that weren’t necessarily productive.”

Favorite place: “It’s between the Union and Burdick. If I had to choose, possibly Burdick, because most of my classes are there. I can go to the gym between classes and sometimes I’ll play basketball. I really love Burdick.”

Favorite snack: “Tuna with crackers. I’ll get that and maybe a Gatorade or a Muscle Milk, because I don’t live on campus. Usually I’ll eat before or bring my own lunch, but whenever I’m here  it’s usually just something small.”

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