SGA hosting mental health event with local celebrity chef speaker

SGA passed a bill at the Jan. 19 senate meeting to fund the appearance of Colorado Springs-based celebrity chef Brother Luck at an upcoming event.  

The Brother Luck Event Funding Bill allocated $2,500 for Luck’s appearance fee.  

The chef owns two local restaurants and has been on several popular shows, including “Top Chef” and “Beat Bobby Flay.” 

Luck is also a mental health advocate, and will speak about his experience with depression and how it inspired him to make a change in the restaurant industry at this mental health and community involvement-focused event. 

Senator at Large Maddie Tyson spoke in favor of the bill. “Having somebody who has made it in their own professional field when it’s actually a really tough job to do will be really inspiring for a lot of people,” Tyson said. 

Senator of Engineering Kaylee Stone also supported the bill. “I think it’s going to definitely be something that we want to talk about, especially with the mental health aspect,” Stone said.  

The event will take place on Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. in Berger Hall. Everyone who attends can enter a drawing for one of three $25 gift cards to Luck’s restaurant Lucky Dumpling. 

In other news: 

  • SGA passed bill SB-17 to allocate $2,000 for a food truck. It will provide students attending performances of “Aubergine”.
  • SGA elected Justice Kamillah Ameen. Ameen is a criminal justice major and an intern at the district attorney’s office. She believes her experience interning has given her the ability to be an impartial justice.  
  • SGA elected Justice Savoy Garey. Garey is a nursing major and believes he can provide unique insight as a justice. His experience in the nursing field has also taught him to do things according to the bylaws instead of his personal beliefs. 

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