Nov. 30, 2017
Kayla E. Schehr of Irwin, a junior at Saint Vincent College majoring in early childhood education with a minor in disability studies, has been elected secretary of the Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board for 2018.
She has been active in student government as a senator since fall 2015 and served as chair of the academic affairs committee.
Schehr is the president of the Education Club, and a member of the Early Childhood Education Club, Service Corps for Exceptional Students and the Bearcat BEST Buddies Program.
A consistent member of the Dean’s List, she is a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society and the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.
Schehr is a member of the Residence Life staff in Gerard Hall and is a work-study student assistant in the Office of Service Learning.
She said that SGA has been a big part of her college experience. “I have seen wonderful things accomplished on this campus in my past three years here,” she commented. “As a senate member, I feel that I have been able to reach out to students and voice their requests and concerns. I chose to run for executive board so I can become more involved in SGA and work to continue improving the Saint Vincent community. I hope that I can help other senate members feel positively impacted by SGA just like I was.”
Schehr hopes to continue to publicize campus events through SGA’s social media accounts and posters throughout the campus. “I intend to work with all senate members more closely and get to know them individually,” she added. “I hope to create a strong connection among senate members so we can all collaborate to do our best for the student body.”
What attracted Schehr to enroll at Saint Vincent College? “There are so many incredible things about Saint Vincent, and after I made my first visit here I knew this was the school for me,” she explained. “Part of my choice to come here is its close proximity to home. From my first visit, I could sense the community of the campus and I still sense the same community to this day. I have met some of my greatest friends and accomplished more than I ever thought possible. Saint Vincent has given me so many opportunities that I am beyond grateful for and I could not be happier to call it my second home.”
After graduation, Schehr hopes to become a teacher in an elementary school and eventually get her certification and become an elementary school principal.
Schehr is the daughter of David and Susan Schehr of Irwin. She is a member of Saint Agnes Parish in North Huntingdon.
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Photo: Kayla E. Schehr