The newly elected president and vice president of Suffolk’s Student Government Association are international students, a first for the University.

Daniel Gazzani, Class of 2018, who came to Suffolk from Venezuela, is the first international student to be elected to the SGA’s top spot. He told the Suffolk Journal student newspaper that he is “excited and honored” to have been elected.

A story by Suffolk Journal Editor-in-Chief Alexa Gagosz quotes Gazzani as saying: “My goal in SGA has always been to represent the students of my university and to work hard in their service. I moved to the United States less than three years ago in pursuit of a passion, and today we have accomplished that.”

Results were announced Wednesday night.

Yasir Batalvi, Class of 2020, an international student from Canada, was elected SGA vice president.

“I’m proud and humbled to be elected vice president of SGA,” Batalvi told the Suffolk Journal. “Every candidate ran a tough race, and that led to this election having one of the highest turnouts in recent history.”

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