Tan elected new student body president

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2014-03-18
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — In a record-breaking election on March 7, Huntington University junior Aron Tan won his dream job — student body president.

Tan, an economics and finance and history double major from the Netherlands, decided to run for student body president after serving as a senator-at-large and the international student representative on Student Senate for a year.

“I’m looking forward to having the ability to make a difference, to serve the student body and to work toward getting them more involved,” Tan said. “We can make a difference on our campus if we all come together and speak with one voice.”

Tan ran against the incumbent student body president, sophomore ministry and missions major Luke McConnell, and junior film major Matthew Whitney. Tan won the election with 45 percent of the vote.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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