Hiram College

Student Senate

Hi Everyone,

On behalf of Student Senate, welcome to our webpage!

Let us share with you a little part of our mission. Hiram College is its own small community: It encourages students to be active in their four years here. Student Senate is a key factor in keeping these active students busy and able. We interact not only with students, but with faculty and staff, as we are the voice to the administration.

In the beginning of the fall, anyone can decide to run for Student Senate. To do so, one must run, attain signatures, and be elected by students of the college. Throughout the year, these representatives work hard to make students happy and to help our college community grow.

We want you to be a part of Hiram College’s outstanding student community, and truly make it your own. Your experience here depends on you, but we will help you as much as we can to find your niche. Hiram will be what you make it. It is our goal to help make it the best and most memorable four years of your life.

So, please, come give us input or join our Senate team!

We meet in the East Hall Forum on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m.  Please come have your voice heard!  Visitors are always welcome.

Have questions?  Contact us at senate@hiram.edu.

Meeting Minutes
September 5, 2017
September 19, 2017
September 26, 2017
October 10, 2017
October 17, 2017
October 24, 2017
October 31, 2017
 November 7, 2017
November 14, 2017
December 5, 2017

If you want to talk face-to-face, visit during our office hours:

Time Representative
Monday noon – 1 p.m. Javon Alexander, VP of Finance
Monday 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Emily Hruska, VP of Activities
Tuesday 10 a.m. – noon Shannon Enoch, VP of Administration
Tuesday 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Abigail Stevenson, VP of Communication
Tuesday 4 – 5 p.m. Javon  Alexander, VP of Finance
Wednesday 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Emily Hruska, VP of Activities

Christopher Vinci, President

Thursday 10 a.m. – noon Shannon Enoch, VP of Administration

Abigail Stevenson, VP of Communication

Thursday 4 – 5 p.m. Javon  Alexander, VP of Finance
Friday noon – 1 p.m. Javon  Alexander, VP of Finance


Representative Name Email
Freshman Class Andrew Lang
Sophomore Class Brett Bentkowski  brentkowskibn@hiram.edu
Junior Class Matthew Peterson petersonm@hiram.edu
Senior Class Christian O’Neil oneilc@hiram.edu
Natural Sciences Hannah Bennett bennetthe@hiram.edu
Natural Sciences  Colton Kinderknecht kinderknechtc@hiram.edu
Social Sciences Anthony Lyon lyonaw@hiram.edu
Social Sciences  Emily Fenn fennel@hiram.edu
Fine Arts & Humanities Jennifer Kistler kistlerjm@hiram.edu
Fine Arts & Humanities TBA
SAAC Delaney Stryczek stryczekdc@hiram.edu
SAAC  Paul Ortiz ortizpi@hiram.edu
International Students Rameen Aghbar aghbarhr@hiram.edu
Commuter Students Jake Kollman kollmanj@hiram.edu
 Commuter Students TBA
Henry Hall Robert Deans Jr. deansr@hiram.edu
Bowler Hall Daviee Davis davisb@hiram.edu
Whitcomb Hall Alex Andrzejewski andrzejewskia@hiram.edu
Miller Hall Kritika Bhau bhauk@hiram.edu
Booth Hall Joshua Smith smithjj@hiram.edu
Centennial Hall Soph! Vachon vachonsl@hiram.edu
East Hall Katherine Geric gerickm@hiram.edu
Townhouses Timothy Hatfield hatfieldt@hiram.edu

Thank You,

Student Senate Officer Board 2017-2018

Christopher Vinci, President
Shannon Enoch, Vice President of Administration
Javon Alexander, Vice President of Finance
Emily Hruska, Vice President of Activties
Abigail Stevenson, Vice President of Communication

Emily Hruska, Javon Alexander, Christopher Vinci, Shannon Enoch, Abigail Stevenson



 CHRISTOPHER VINCI: President of Student Senate

The President of Student Senate serves as the guide of the Executive Board. He also sits on the CESC, or College Educational Steering Committee, which is a committee that discusses the present and future state of Hiram, and meets with the Board of Trustees.

Christopher is a senior with a double major in Physics and Engineering. He is currently the President of Student Senate and the Treasurer of The Net, and he has been a part of them the entirety of his Hiram experience. He has served as an officer in The Net one year and as a senator for three years before his current presidency. He is a one year veteran of the The Garfield Center for the Study of the American Presidency. He completed two summers of Montecarlo-based polymer research with Mark Taylor.

He has taken part in the west coast for the Taking to the Trees class a trip to China with professor Xinlu. In the spring of his sophomore year, he served on the Academic Program Committee, and he helped approve the new Sports Exercise Science major. During his freshman year he was a lab assistant for Intro Physics.

In 2018, he plans to go to CWRU for the Dual degree program with engineering.


SHANNON ENOCH: Vice President of Administration

The Vice President of Administration leads all Senate meetings and fills in for the President in his absence. She also sits on the CESC and meets with the Board of Trustees, and she is in charge of all correspondence with Senators.

 Shannon is a junior studying Communication and Creative Writing at Hiram College. Outside of her studies she is a: Residential Assistant for East Hall, volunteer member for Habitat for Humanity, Student Ambassador, Orientation Leader, and Vice President of Administration for The Hiram College Student Senate. Enoch has been involved with Student Senate for the past three year, once being a Senator, and the following two terms as the Vice President of Administration.


ABIGAIL STEVENSON: Vice President of Communication

The Vice President of Communication takes minutes at every Senate meeting. She is also in charge of committee correspondence, should the Senate choose to make committees. Her position also includes keeping all records of Senate.

 Abbie is a junior with a double major in Environmental Studies and Studio Art and a double minor in Communication and Theatre. Apart from Senate, Abigail serves as the President of the H-ART (Hiram Arts Renaissance Troupe), the Vice President of the Environmental Action Crew, the Archivist of the Theatre Guild, the Class of 2019 Eclectic Scholars Honors Program Co-Representative, designs posters for Relay for Life, and is an active member of Hiram College’s theatre department. She is also a Resident Assistant and works within the Theatre’s Costume Shop and Gelbke Art Gallery. This is Abigail’s second year in Senate. Last year, she attended the United Kingdom study abroad trip, and, for the past two years, she has interned at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights as a Wardrobe Intern.


JAVON ALEXANDER: Vice President of Finance

The Vice President of Finance is in charge of all of Senate’s finance and club funding. He serves as the chair of the Funding You Board, as well.

 Javon Alexander is a senior. He is currently the Student Senate Vice President of Finance and the Vice President of IMA for the Cleveland East student chapter. During his first year at Hiram College, he was a member of the Hiram College Football team. During his sophomore year, he parted from the Football Team to focus solely on academics, and he was elected to Treasurer of IMA. By junior year, he was Treasurer of Terrier Activities Board as well as IMA. He spent the whole Spring 12-week semester and busy tax season as a Tax Intern at Lyle & Associates CPA in Chagrin Falls, preparing individual and corporate tax returns gaining valuable real-life experience needed to further his career opportunities, all the while taking enough courses to remain a resident of the College.

In 2018, he plans to have a Finance/Accounting Development Program job offer with hopes that the employer will help pay for him to pursue a Master’s Degree in Accounting.


EMILY HRUSKA: Vice President of Activities

The Vice President of Activities serves as the bridge between student organizations, Student Senate, and faculty and staff.  The VP also aids in the formation of new clubs and the careful monitoring of current club activities and funding.  She also sits on the Funding You Board.

Emily is a senior chemistry and music double major.  She is the President of Chemistry Club, principal violist of the Chamber Orchestra, an Eclectic Scholar, a Garfield Scholar, and a Teaching Assistant.  She enjoys running, music, and volunteering.

After graduation in May, Emily hopes to pursue her PhD in analytical chemistry before working in the energy industry.