SGA takes spotlight at Inaugural Ball

The queens of Grambling State had already been crowned, so Saturday night, was the time for the Student Government Association to have the spotlight.The 2010 Inaugural Ball was held in the Black & Gold Room. Dressed to impress, the students leaders took their seats as the they waited for an eventful night to remember.

To jump-start the ball, a greeting was presented by Sophomore Class President Johnathan Allen, in which he stated, “Our prayer is that everyone enjoy themselves tonight and join in as we celebrate the great start that we’ve begun.

“As we press forward, have a blessed night.”
A live band performance with some jazz and R&B music set the mood for the guests while they waited for they came for: the inductions.

The effort was appreciated.
“The live band really set the mood for the event and made it exciting,” said sophomore biology major Demi Spencer from Fairbanks, Alaska.

First up was SGA President Lamark Hughes, who was officially inducted into his position as the leader and voice of the GSU student body.

Hughes noted that the purpose of the event was not just to swear in the officers, it was to say thank you to the SGA team for the work already completed and the work they will be doing during their term in office.
“The event was a success,” Hughes said.
Next up were Vice President William Burge, Treasurer Kenneth Williams and Chief of Staff Dafnee Chatman, who raised their right hands to undergo the same process.

Following them were the presidents of the respective classes: senior Jamarious Andrews; junior Channing Gaulden; sophomore Johnathan Allen; and freshman Jeremy Smith. The swearing in of the rest of the elected class officers followed.

After all the business was taken care of, food was served to guests at the ball as they sat and conversed with their SGA officials.

“The food was definitely a highlight for me, and when everybody got up and danced,” said senior business management major Edward Fair from New Orleans.

Allen’s prayers as to the outcome of the event were answered.

“The Inaugural Ball was a success,” the Sophomore Class president said. “It allowed members of the SGA and FSUB to socialize and recognize the swearing in of all Student Government Association members.”

Justin Madden, a junior mass communication major from Los Angeles, also enjoyed the ball.

“We laughed, ate and danced the night away as food was provided by Aramark and a live band performance,” Madden said.

While all of the festivities took place photographers snapped away, capturing each moment of the successful 2010 SGA Inaugural ball.