A Message From Your SGA Leaders

SGA President

Maria H. Thompson

Maria H. Thompson, SGA President

Maria Hope Thompson is a junior English major - music minor - from Jackson, Mississippi. She is the youngest daughter of Chaplain Robert E. Thompson, Sr. and Evelyn L. Thompson. Maria began matriculating as an eaglet at the Historic Tougaloo College, August of 2016. A Presidential Scholar recipient, Maria set herself apart upon entering the gates of these hallowed grounds. Maintaining a 4.0 throughout her tenure at Tougaloo College, Maria has submerged herself in multiple organizations on and off campus. Maria is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, and the Spanish Club. She is a member of Tougaloo Ambassadors and Meritorious Scholars, where she served as 2017-2018 Miss T.A.M.S. In addition, she is a member of N.A.A.C.P., BeMORE Director, Tougaloo College Concert Choir, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Student Government Association. Maria recently became a UNCF/Mellon Fellow at Emory University. She believes in working as unto the Lord in all that she does. She is honored to serve as the first junior to become SGA President at the Historic Tougaloo College. Her platform is keeping H.O.P.E. alive by Helping Our People Excel. Maria is eager to serve the student body and looks forward to a prosperous academic school year as the 2018-2019 Student Government Association President.

Maria’s Motto: “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.” (Luke 12:48 KJV)

SGA Vice President

Nyaia A. Liddell

Nyaia A. Liddell, SGA Vice President

Nyaia A. Liddell is a junior Biology major from Moss Point, Mississippi. She graduated from Moss Point High School in the top ten percent of her class and served as a member of the National Honor Society.

Nyaia began her matriculation at Tougaloo College in the fall of 2016. Nyaia has served her Eagle Queen by participating in organizations such as N.A.A.C.P., F.A.M.E., Tougaloo Ambassadors for Meritorious Scholars, Pre-Alumni Council, Gulf Coast Club, Diamond Dolls, and Huntington Ingalls Ambassador. Nyaia was selected as the Vice President of Tougaloo College N.A.A.C.P. from 2017-2018, Vice President of the Gulf Coast Club from 2017-2018, and the President of the Gulf Coast Club in 2018. Nyaia looks forward to assisting the student body and being a part of the change for THEE Prestigious Tougaloo College as the Student Government Association Vice President for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Nyaia’s Motto: “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” (Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut)

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