Rebecca Sterling, Yena Bae and Melanie Maemura were honored on Thursday evening as the former ASUCD president, vice president and controller gave thanks in a crowded Gunrock Pub.
The event began with Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Rich Shintaku, Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor and Mayor Joe Krovoza, who all praised student leadership.
“These are not future leaders, these are grand leaders today,” Saylor said.
Sterling, Bae and Maemura all spoke fondly of their time in office, both in terms of accomplishments as well as individual growing experiences. They thanked those involved and gave awards to their staff.
ASUCD Business Manager Brett Burns was presented with an award for his year of work in the association. Later on during the ASUCD Senate Meeting, it was announced that Anne Myler, director of the Center for Student Involvement, will take over the post once Burns leaves for his new position at the UC Davis School of Law. Mark Champagne, who was the business manager for over 30 years, will also return in an advisory role.
— Janelle Bitker