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Sam Randall
Samuel Randall

Position: President
Year: Senior
E-mail: srandall@rockford.edu
Major: Classics and Chemistry
Hometown: Caledonia, IL

What I do during my downtime: I have many, many interests, but I love to paint, play piano, swim, read, and spend time with my family. 

Why I chose Rockford University: I chose Rockford University because it was a small school and close to home.  I also was attracted to the small class sizes and personalized experience that each student receives from going here.

My favorite thing about Rockford University: I love how small my classes are, and how I have much more time with my professors and other faculty and staff on campus.  I feel like a special part of the campus community and much more than just another face.  I also enjoy all of the wonderful leadership and extra- curricular activities on campus where you can make friends, and develop important skills and relationships. 

Plans after I graduate: I hope to continue my studies in graduate school or medical school.


Hanna Schweder
Hanna Mae Schweder

Position: Secretary
Year: Junior
E-mail: hschweder@rockford.edu
Office Hours: Tue. 3-5
Major: English
Hometown: Princeton, WI

What I do during my downtime: read fiction

Why I chose Rockford University: The smaller university campus setting allows for many leadership opportunities and truly close relationships with not only fellow students, but faculty as well.

My favorite thing about Rockford University: There are always activities to participate in and it is a beautiful campus set apart from a bigger city.

Plans after I graduate: To continue to grad school for a degree in journalism.



Amber JoyesAmber Joyes

Position: Treasurer
Email: ajoyes@rockford.edu and snickerzchic14@yahoo.com
Major: Biochem major with a possible Math minor
Hometown: Beloit, WI

What I do during my downtime: In my downtime, I like to do a lot of things, including reading, biking, going for walks and playing pool.  I like relaxing with friends and camping is one of my favorites.  I also work at Arby's in my free time.

Why I chose Rockford University: I chose Rockford University because it is close to home and it is a smaller university which makes the lifestyle more comforting.

My favorite thing about Rockford University: My favorite thing about RU is the fact that it is so small and it appears to be more of a community.  You are able to establish relationships easily with other students as well as faculty and staff.

Plans after I graduate: After I graduate, I would like to move on to graduate school to earn my degree in pharmacy, and eventually become a partner in a local pharmacy someday.



Student Government
Senate Members


Amy Collinsworth
Amy Collinsworth

Position: Senior Senator
Year: Senior
E-mail: acollinsworth@rockford.edu
Major: Marketing
Minor: Philosophy
Hometown: Rockford, IL

What I do during my downtime: In my down time I love to go to concerts, listen to music, volunteer, and hang out with friends and family.

Why I chose Rockford University: My dad is an alumnus of RU, so I have been hanging around this campus since I was ten. When it came time for me to apply to universities, RU was a back up university for me. However, at the last minute I decided RU was the better fit.  I am so glad I made that last minute decision because this school has become a second home for me and opened so many doors in many different respects.

My favorite thing about Rockford University: If you read any publicity for the university, you will most likely find a quote from a student who mentions the close-knit family-like atmosphere around RU. It has almost become cliché to say so, but it really is true! When you are a student, faculty, or staff of the university, you are a part of the RU family.

Plans after I graduate: I plan to go straight on to graduate school to earn a master’s degree in Higher Education and then work in student life at a college or university.


Mark Westphal
Mark Westphal

Position: Junior Class Senator
Year: Junior
E-mail: MWestphal@Rockford.edu
Major: Anthropology/Sociology and Music/ Vocal Performance Major
Hometown: Belvidere Illinois

What I do during my downtime: I love to read and go to the movies or just hang out with my friends.

Why I chose Rockford University: I chose Rockford University because I am close to home and the small class sizes and the great campus.

My favorite thing about Rockford University: My favorite thing about Rockford University is the many chances to be a leader on campus and also because of the feel of having a small school where you know almost everyone and you are a part of a huge family/community.

Plans after I graduate: My plan after I graduate is either going to Law School or going to Grad School to continue my education as an Opera Performer.


Annika DoeringAnnika Doering

Position: Sophomore Senator
Year: Sophomore
E-mail: andoering@rockford.edu
Major: Elementary Education and Spanish
Hometown: Rockford, IL

What I do during my downtime: I like to read, write, watch movies and spend as much time outside as I can.

Why I chose Rockford University: I chose RU because of the great education program and I loved the small size and how close it was to home.

My favorite thing about Rockford University: My favorite thing about RU is the great amount of opportunities available no matter what you’re interested in.

Plans after I graduate: I want to get my Master’s in Reading and get a job in a small middle school teaching English or Reading.


Dominick BennettDominick R. Bennett

Position: First Year Senator
Year: First
E-mail: dbennett@rockford.edu
Major: International affairs / Business in Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Rockford IL.

What I do during my downtime: Read, Ping Pong, Snowboard, Playing Music, Listening to Music, movies, and discussing Harry Potter

Why I chose Rockford University:
Rockford University is where some very influential People in my life went to school. RU is also very close to home. I love being able to stay connected to my community while plugging into a new community here at RU.

My favorite thing about Rockford University:
How the autumn colors splash over the campus













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