SGA Officer Profiles
Noreen Goldberg

Noreen Goldberg
SGA President
Class Year: Senior '15
Major:  B.A. Music, Minor Arts Admin.
Applied Teacher: Elizabeth Sutton
Hometown: Tuxedo, NY

What’s on your iPod?
Everything! I have music that ranges from classical to music theatre to rock to pop. I mostly listen to a lot of pop and R&B though!  

What’s your fondest Westminster memory?
There are so many memories that I’m going to take away with me after graduating, but my fondest memory so far has to be Fall Orientation last year. That time in my life really allowed me to find out who I truly am as a person. I also came out of the experience with a beautiful O-Staff family that will be in my life forever. Our different personalities resulted in amazing chemistry and a powerful team that really made a difference for our school this year.


What’s your favorite choral experience at Westminster?
My favorite Choral experience was the Alumni Concert my Freshman year. We sang Flummerfelt’s arrangement of “Danny Boy,” which was used as “The Lutkin” back in the day. Seeing the joyful facial expressions of so many alumni as they looked at the future of WCC perform for them really created this powerful moment that I don’t think can ever be recreated. The bond and realization of how unique and special our community is was very apparent for me during that moment in time. It made me realize that this was truly where I was meant to be.

Edgar Mariano

Edgar Kenneth Mariano
Vice President
Class Year: Senior '15
Major:  BM/MAT
Applied Teacher: Thomas Faracco
Hometown: Dumont, NJ

What’s on your iPod?
A lot of acoustic music—Jack Johnson, Ingrid Michaelson, Jason Mraz, Kina Grannis, Sufjan Stevens, The Civil Wars, etc. 


What’s your fondest Westminster memory?  
When the Deaftones won first place at the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Quarterfinals


What’s your favorite choral experience at Westminster?  
Performing with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall.

Kayla McGlaughlin

Kayla McGlaughlin
Secretary
Class Year: Junior '16
Major: Music Education
Applied Teacher: Kathy Kessler Price
Hometown: Huntington, NY

What’s on your iPod?
A little bit of everything! I like John Mayer and that relaxing acoustic guitar sound, but I also love pop and anything  

What’s your fondest Westminster memory?
Fall Opening at Westminster. My orientation was so remarkable because all of a sudden I felt like I had been swept up into the Westminster community. I was excited to return to school as an Orientation Leader last year. It was amazing to see the new students bond and come together under the facilitation of our awesome O-Staff! 

What’s your favorite choral experience at Westminster?
Definitely Readings and Carols. It is incredible to see the entire student body and faculty come together through singing. A close second to that would be participating in the mixed a cappella group, the Deaftones. As a student run organization, it was so fun seeing how successful we were at the ICCA’s competition this past year. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for that group!

Emmanuel Acosta

Emmanuel Acosta
Treasurer
Class Year: Senior '15
Major:  Vocal Performance
Applied Teacher:  Sharon Sweet
Hometown:  Ventnor City, NJ

What’s your fondest Westminster memory? 
I have had many fond memories to date. Westminster is a wonderful place full of them. But, if I had to choose I’d say that Readings and Carols of 2011 was a very special moment. As a freshman, seeing Westminster get together to put on this memorable event was breathtaking.

What’s your favorite choral experience at Westminster? 
Thinking back to freshman year again, I would say that our first concert of freshman year was my favorite. We performed at the Richardson Auditorium and I cannot forget how amazing the place was. Everything from the ornately decorated background to the acoustics was perfect. On top of that, singing with my new family was very special. We worked hard to put it all together and it was a phenomenal performance full of rich experiences.