Hager, O’Neill inaugurated

By Destiny Smith

April 16, 2014

On Tuesday, April 8, the Student Government Association welcomed in their new president Daniel Hager and their new vice president Tyler O’Neill by swearing them in at the Awards and Inauguration Banquet. Katy Sisco, the former SGA president, said her goodbyes to the committee that she has spent the last year with. “I am really going to miss my E-board and senators that I had the privilege to work with," Sisco said. "I am also going to miss working to better the community, that community being the student body of MWSU. I hope I left some good attributes that SGA can use in the future.” Sisco welcomed the new president and vice president, wishing them a good year and telling them, “I know you guys are going to do amazing things for SGA.” It was a bittersweet moment for former president Sisco. “The new SGA president and vice president, Daniel Hager and Tyler O’Neill respectively, are a great fit for the positions," Sisco said. "I am very proud of all the hard work they have put in.” Joining Sisco to say goodbye was Dillon Williams, the former SGA vice president. Williams didn’t have much to say, other than how much he enjoyed being a part of SGA. He gave a special thanks to Sisco for everything she has done for him, as well as the committee. After being sworn in, Hager and O'Neill gave their inauguration speeches. “Excited is an understatement, next year is going to be a big year," Hager said. "There are so many things that are going to be going on in the school year of 2014-2015. I am so excited for how much will be accomplished and how much that will be going on next year.” The duo have big plans for Missouri Western now that they are inaugurated. “One of the main things Tyler and I have planned is getting more students involved with SGA, as well as other activities on campus, and let student know that their wants and needs are important to the SGA, because that is what we’re here for,” Hager said. There is a lot that comes with being the SGA president, but there is also a lot you have to do in order to become the president. “I had to put a lot of work in for SGA," Hager said. "I was at a disadvantage because I had only been a part of SGA for one year. I was new to SGA, so I really had to put myself out there, and by doing that, I am able to be where I am now.” Along with the swearing in of the new president and vice president, awards were giving out to the committees of Missouri Western. The fraternity Phi Delta Theta cleaned up the ceremony by winning several of the awards. Outstanding Fraternity, Spirit of the Griffon and Most Active Organization were just some of them. The Shot Gun club won for best new organization. The Dean Hott achievement went to four students, one in each class. The winners were freshman Connor Samenus, sophomore Sarah Bennett, junior Kendra Greer and senior Dillon Williams.