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Video posted April 17, 2014 in News by Cassie Hart and Ryan Noone


Each year, a new UPUA Assembly is elected into position for the upcoming school year. UPUA, the University Park Undergraduate Association, is Penn State’s student government responsible for being the voice between senior leadership and the student body.

Last Wednesday, candidates set out to campaign for their seat in the 9th Assembly. Three presidential tickets ran for the highest voter turnout in UPUA history. Presidential candidate Melissa McCleery, a junior triple majoring in political science, women’s studies and Spanish, was hopeful throughout the day for a victory but unfortunately was unable to gain the title. She will continue in the assembly as an at-large representative. Anand Ganjam was elected as the next student body president.

(Video reporting by Cassie Hart, edited by Ryan Noone)

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Ryan Noone

Graduate / Broadcast Journalism

Ryan Noone is graduate of Penn State with a bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism, as well as a certificate recipient of the John Curley Center for Sport’s Journalism.
Ryan has worked filming, editing, reporting and producing sports and news packages, co-hosted a sports show on the campus television network, and produced and hosted a sports talk show, “4th and Inches,” on the university’s ComRadio.
Ryan has also worked as the lead producer for ComRadio’s live broadcasts of St. Louis Cardinal’s minor league affiliate, the State College Spikes, as well as for State College’s number one rated hits station, B94.5 Live.

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Cassie Hart

Senior / Broadcast Journalism/ International Studies

Cassie Hart is a senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism and International Studies with a minor in Business. Hailing from Warminster, Pennsylvania, she claims experience with the Daily Collegian as part of her communications background at Penn State University. Other past experiences include a Web Content Editing internship with Comcast Corporation, Corporate Communications Intern with Corning Incorporated, and Marketing Communication roles while studying abroad in London during Fall 2013. She has class experience in radio, television, and multimedia reporting and editing. Her dream to become “the next Diane Sawyer” slowly drifted throughout her academia where she found a passion for marketing communications. Working for a major corporation in their Marketing division and eventually pursuing an MBA rank top on her list of future careers.