On Thursday night, the Roar Zone gathered for its final meeting of the 2016-2017 school year to elect the executive board for the next year.
Leaving the executive board are two founders of the Roar Zone: President Chris Godissart and Vice President Sam Watson. Godissart will graduate this semester with a bachelor’s degree in Biology with an option in Vertebrate Physiology. Watson will graduate this spring with a B.S. in Food Science and will continue his studies at Penn State in pursuit of a M.S. in Animal Science.
The new executive board members of the Roar Zone were each elected by a majority vote. After each nominated member made a speech, active members were provided a ballot to anonymously cast their votes.
For the first time in Roar Zone history, the hockey student section will be led by a female president. Kara Walters will serve as the President of the Roar Zone for the 2017-2018 season. Walters is a rising-senior majoring in French & Francophone Studies and minoring in Linguistics. Walters previously served on the executive board as Treasurer.
"I'm really honored to be elected president and I can't wait to build upon the great foundation the former presidents created," said Walters. "I look forward to working with the incoming freshmen and to hear all their new ideas."
Matthew Moran will be the new Vice President. Moran is a rising-senior majoring in Secondary Education – Social Studies.
“I’m super excited to be part of an organization like the Roar Zone," said Moran. "If I could give the experience that I got this year to the new members next year, I’d be really happy.”
Abby Bower will continue her role as Secretary for a second term. Bower is a rising-senior double majoring in Security Risk & Analysis and Criminology with a minor in Information Science and Technology.
Anna Lewis will return for a second year as Web Team Coordinator. Lewis is a rising-senior majoring in Public Relations, minoring in Digital Media Trends & Analytics, and obtaining a certification in Sports Journalism.
Mitchell Hutula will serve as Treasurer. Hutula is double majoring in Economics and International Political Economics and minoring in Political Science. Hutula previously served as the official cowbell player of the Roar Zone for the 2016-2017 school year.
The Roar Zone is excited for the upcoming 2017-2018 season and would like to thank everyone who participated in making the 2016-2017 season so memorable.