Current Events

Monday, April 17, 2017
Music for all event- senior class edition
Riverview Gardens, 5:30pm 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
50 Days until Commencement Celebration
& Dilly Bars
Viking Room. 9-11pm

Thursday, April 20th & 21st
Grad Fair
Warch Campus Center, 2nd Floor
10am-4pm, both days 

Senior Class Officers


The president coordinates the "big picture." She or he schedules and serves as chair of officer meetings. The president takes the lead on educational/informational programs planned by Senior Class Committee as well as acts as the liaison for senior class to administration.

Suzanne Hones

Why do you want to run for office?

I want to run for office because our senior class deserves a great end to our time at Lawrence as students, and I want to be a part of making that happen. Being a class officer seems like a fun and valuable way to serve the class and the university simultaneously, not only during the school year but also as we move into alumnihood.

What makes you qualified for the position?

I have held several leadership roles in the past, which make me qualified for the position of president. These positions include junior class LUCC representative, CORE leader, Co-Vice President and now Co-President of Women’s Longboarding Club, and News Editor of The Lawrentian. During my time abroad with IES Nantes, I was also elected as president of our student group. Those duties included speaking at events and planning parties and activities for the group. I think that experience, and the skills I have acquired through other involvements, give me every capability to be Senior Class President.

What’s your favorite idea for next year?

Next year, I most look forward to maintaining classic senior year traditions, but my favorite idea would be to make a fun senior video of some kind, if that isn’t already done.

Vice President

The vice president oversees planning of an event calendar, with a focus on social/recreational programs.  He or she recruits the senior class committee and serves as its chair.


Natalie Ortega-Wells

Why do you want to run for office?
I’m extremely grateful for all the opportunities that I’ve had at Lawrence, and, as cheesy as it may sound, would really like the chance to give back to both the school and our class before we all graduate.

What makes you qualified for the position?
As co-founder and co-captain of the dance team, and Vice President: Membership for Delta Gamma, I have had plenty of experience planning calendars and events for large numbers of people very far in advance.  I also am very used to working on a team of dedicated leaders who are all working towards a common goal.

What’s your favorite idea for next year?
I think that it would be very fun to have a senior speed dating event during either spring term as a kind of farewell or during fall term to kick off the year.  By the time we get to senior year it feels like we all know each other, but I think we might surprise ourselves with how many of our classmates we don’t know (at least as well as we think we do)!

Class Secretary

The class secretary has the very important job of keeping all of you informed of what is going on for the next five years. She or he sends letters with important reminders and dates during senior year, and keeps you in touch with your friends and what they are doing with "life after LU!" The secretary serves on the senior class committee.

Tammy Li


Why do you want to run for office?

I would like to help make the class of 2017 into a family. I have met many wonderful people during my time at Lawrence and I cannot say how grateful I am for the many valuable perspectives I have gained from my fellow classmates. As a class officer, I want to make our senior year a truly memorable one.

What makes you qualified to be secretary?

I am an international student who is actively involved in various cultural activities, both on-campus and off-campus. I have been an active member of the Lawrence International Cabaret for the past two years and am currently starting to prepare for the 41st Cabaret next year. My off-campus experiences include volunteering  at Kimberly-Clark Cooperation for their Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. My experiences have helped me hone my understanding of the importance of global perspectives.

I am also a B.M. student who is actively involved both within and outside of the Conservatory. My experiences have included solo and chamber performances, opera scenes; outreach concerts at Appleton Boys and Girls Club, Riverview Gardens, Trinity Lutheran Church, and Oshkosh Correctional Institution.

My involvements make me a good representative of international and conservatory students.

What’s you’re favorite idea for next year?

Besides keeping current traditions, I would like to plan additional activities that would involve engagements with the Fox Valley community, perhaps further developing the idea of conservatory outreach concerts and making them into outreach events that not only entail performing arts but also involve as many people from as many different majors as possible.


Class Agent

The class agent oversees fund-raising efforts for your class gift. He or she recruits members for the senior class committee.  This person is also responsible, in conjunction with the development office, for training the committee members about solicitation. The class agent also serves as a member of the Viking Gift Committee.

Michael Deremo

Why do you want to run for office?

The reason I am running for office is because over my 3 years here at Lawrence, I have developed a lot of valuable relationships with my classmates in the class of 2017 and feel like I would do a good job representing the whole of the student body. As a senior class officer, I would make sure the class of 2017 is sent off in the way that they deserve and special events such as the senior dinner are planned to properly celebrate the end of our time at Lawrence.

What makes you qualified for the position?

I feel like I am qualified for the position because I have past experience in representing the class of 2017. I served a full year as a Sophomore Class Representative on LUCC where I was asked to speak for the student body on several campus matters. My experience on LUCC allowed me to further engage with my classmates and get a greater understanding of the needs and wants of the students.

What’s your favorite idea for next year?

My main goal for next year as a senior class officer would be to make sure there is greater participation in some of the key senior events. Whether it is the 100 days till graduation celebration in the VR, fundraising for the class gift, senior dinner, or commencement, I want to make sure voices from all corners of the senior class are heard. It is very important to me that our senior years are not only marked by the completion of our undergraduate careers, but a celebration of our success.

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