Half of Travel Request index allocated to three requests

Brandon Thigpen

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Budget and Allocations Committee – Jan. 3

The B&A Committee began the meeting with $10,000 in the Travel Request index after depleting it in January.

Legislation passed in January to transfer $10,000 from the Special Request index to the Travel Request index.

Three travel requests were approved.

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Who: Potters Guild

How much: $2,499.78

Why: To send 10 students to the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts Conference in Milwaukee, WI. on March 18-22.  Students can have their art critiqued by professional ceramics artists and have networking opportunities for graduate schools.

Vote: Request approved 5-0.

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Who: Osprey Racing

How much: $2,500

Why: To send eight students to attend the Formula One Student Automotive Engineers Collegiate Design Series at the Michigan International Speedway from May 14-17.  Over 100 teams are projected to compete, but students plan to network with business professionals, also.

Vote: Request approved 5-0.

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Who: The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

How much: $529.36

Why: To send 20 students to the Georgia Public Relations Society of America  Real World Conference in Atlanta, GA. on Feb. 20-22.  Students will be able to interact with other university chapters, attend a job fair, and a résumé critique.

Vote: Request approved 5-0.

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