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UHV student government officers receive training at national conference

Oct. 7, 2012 at 5:07 a.m.

UHV representatives, from left, Moses Olukoya, Victoria Brieske, Amy Mundy, Lindsey Koch and Benito Salazar visit the U.S. Capitol during a recent trip to Washington, D.C., where they attended the American Student Government Association's National Summit.

A trip to the nation's capital has the University of Houston-Victoria's Student Government Association geared up for the rest of the year.

The group traveled to Washington, D.C., for the American Student Government Association's National Summit.

The students were able to brainstorm ideas with other university students and discuss topics such as budgeting, the specific roles in the organization and how to get students more involved.

The conference included motivational speakers who spoke on such topics as team building and self-marketing.

During the trip, the group visited U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's office and took a behind-the-scenes tour of the Capitol.

Now that the officers have returned, they are planning events for the coming year.

In the next few weeks, the association will host a "Meet the Leaders" event where students can talk with the university president and other leaders.

The group also plans to host a monthly town hall meeting where students will be able to voice any concerns they have about the university.

Moses Olukoya, the association's vice president, said the officers are available for all UHV students if they need them.

"We want students to know that we are more than a community service organization," said Olukoya. "We are looking forward to the coming year."

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