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Media Studies Senior Lands Leadership Position in SGA
By Austin Martin
Terell Bailey, a senior in media studies, has landed one of the coveted positions in the Student Government Association.
Bailey was named deputy to SGA’s president for the 2016-2017 school year. The SGA president, Jacinda Jones, is also a senior in the School of Communication.
Bailey, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, knew for his final year of college he wanted to get more involved, so after talking with the current SGA president, Jones, he applied and was selected to serve as personal assistant and representative of her office.
“Well the deputy aids the president in fairly everything,” said Bailey, “basically I'm here to make sure she doesn't have too much on her plate.”
He says that he is in charge of making sure that all meetings go as planned, emails are answered, and that issues that students bring to the head of the SGA are handled in the best that they can be. He also hopes that he can be a student leader and bring some concerns about the campus to SGA that are overdue for discussion.
Bailey is also very involved with other organizations including Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity on campus, as well as his current internship at Mel Wheeler, Inc. in Roanoke, which operates several major radio stations in the area.
Bailey hopes to one day have his own nationally syndicated entertainment news show and eventually start a scholarship program for communications students to create new opportunities for the next generation of media professionals.
“All in all I have an optimistic mindset on my future,” said Bailey.
He says he wants to spend the rest of his collegiate career creating more connections, mastering his "craft" in broadcast journalism, and enjoying these last few months as a college student.