CGA president stresses strong connections

For immediate release: Aug. 25, 2010

Annika Brill BLOOMSBURG – As the new president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Community Government Association (CGA), Anikka Brill hopes to establish stronger connections with the Town of Bloomsburg and increase student involvement in CGA.

Brill, of Elizabethtown, is a senior speech pathology and audiology major, with a concentration in individuals with exceptionalities. She has been involved with student government since she was a student at Elizabethtown Area High School, where she was president of her class. Becoming an active member in student government in college “seemed to be the next step,” she said.

As CGA president, Brill is responsible for running all executive and senate meetings and making decisions with the board on funding for all campus student organizations. She also oversees the operations of the Kehr Union Building, the Student Recreation Center, the University Bookstore and Honeysuckle Student Housing.

“I highly enjoy being part of a group that makes a difference on campus and throughout the town,” said Brill.

Brill has been active with CGA since her freshman year when she served as an on-campus senator. She was the senate representative to the executive board during her sophomore year and CGA vice president in her junior year. This year as president, Brill wants to contribute leadership skills and implement new programs on campus.

“I’d love to see student involvement in CGA increase this coming year and establish stronger connections with the town, as well,” said Brill.

On campus, Brill is a member of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association and the Homecoming Committee. After graduation she hopes to earn a master’s degree in speech language and pathology and work with young children.

“CGA gives me a great opportunity to meet new people and gain connections I would not have gained otherwise,” she said.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.