Schlump, Starrett new SA president, VP at USD Sara Schlump of Sioux Falls and J.W. Starrett of Lester, IA, were recently elected Student Association president and vice-president, respectively, for the 2000-2001 academic year at The University of South Dakota.
"We are excited about this opportunity and we feel that our Greek and independent backgrounds (at USD) will be an asset to the student body," said Schlump, an independent. Starrett is a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. "We've begun working on several of our projects, including late-night weekend movies, spotlight student services, and just setting up the groundwork for the next year," said Schlump.
Schlump, the daughter of Dale and Aggie Schlump of Sioux Falls, is a mass communication major with an emphasis in public relations. Her campus activities include Residence Hall Association, serving as a resident assistant and as a member of the Coyote Orientation Team. Schlump, who was publicity chair for Dakota Days '99, has also participated in Student Association, the Union Advisory Board, and SERVE: Adopt-A-School, and the fundraising committee for the USD annual Dance Marathon for Children's Miracle Network.
J.W. Starrett, the son of Trish Starrett of Lester, IA, is a sophomore mass communication major with an emphasis in broadcasting and electronic media. He is general manager of KAOR student radio and has served as station manager of KYOT student television, president of the Residence Hall Complex, and as a member of the USD Program Council.
Starrett has served as rush chair and head philanthropy for the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and he was named New Greek Member of the Year. He also works in Sioux City, IA at KCAU TV-9 as an assistant producer.