I, Amanda Allen, hereby state my intent to run for the College of Commerce Senate for the University of Alabama’s Student Government Association. I am eager to share my platform and my vision for the 2020-2021 administration with you. My previous experience in SGA through First Year Council has properly equipped me to implement positive changes in the College of Commerce and the overall University of Alabama community.
I will work diligently to ease the transition for freshman, increase transparency, and further communicate opportunities offered to business students by the College of Commerce. As a senator, it will be my mission to understand the needs of my peers in order to expand student representation within SGA. Join me on March 3rd and choose to go #AllInWithAllen.
My name is Luci Allen and I am formally expressing my intentions to run for Senate as a representative of the Culverhouse College of Business. I am a freshman majoring in Business Management with the intentions of improving our classroom technology, experience, and learning environments. If given the opportunity to serve as a Senator, I hope to utilize my unique ideas to help improve the transportation system around campus and bring a fresh perspective to the University’s Senate. During my time at the Capstone I have had the opportunity to learn more in depth about the legislative process and how involvement within SGA would allow me to be a leader around campus. As a Senator I would listen to others concerns and commit to use the skills I have acquired through past experiences to have a positive impact on the College of Business. I know if I was able to serve as a senator I could relate to students’ perspectives and help implement legislation around the University of Alabama to help students reach their full potential.
My name is Bran Apgwilym, and I am excited to announce my candidacy for College of Commerce Senate of the Student Government Association here at the University of Alabama. I am a junior from Huntsville, Alabama studying Marketing with a specialization in Sales and a minor in Global and Cultural Perspectives. I have been involved in many campus organizations such as First Year Experience and Bama Year One. I also served as a Peer Advisor for Capstone Center for Student Success and recently helped with First Fellows. I have a great honor to be in the area’s I’m in and serve others with utilizing servant-leadership in all my academic and extracurricular activities. Throughout my experience as a First Year Experience Mentor, I gained to knowledge, expertise, empathy, and network to be a successful candidate for Senate. As College of Commerce Senate, I will strive to represent the interests of students from every background and provide resources that students need while further enhancing their experience. The only way our campus and college can be enhanced and diversified is if all student voices are being heard and addressed in appropriately. I will help enact initiatives for students to improve their overall experience at UA and College of Commerce. I hope to continue to serve the University of Alabama and SGA being a part of Senate. I am a student leader that wants to be your voice and honor your needs, and most importantly help serve as a friend to all.
My name is William Culp, and I am running for the College of Commerce Senate. I am a sophomore finance major and computer technology minor. Upon graduation, I plan on attending grad school here in Tuscaloosa to expand my knowledge on growing businesses and financial modeling to help jumpstart a potential career in private equity. I am running because I want to create relationships and represent my fellow students in the college of commerce. My focus will stand on creating outlets designed to help business students grow and develop in order to maximize their potential and likelihood of securing a job to their liking after college. I will make every conscious decision with the wellbeing of the student body in mind as I represent the college of commerce through reviewing and writing legislation to benefit our great university. Thank you and remember William Culp when you vote.
My name is Sullivan Irvine, and I am a freshman from Mobile, Alabama. I am a Finance major as well as a French minor, and I am interested in value investing and investment banking. If chosen to represent my student body as a Senator of the Student Government Association, I vow to serve my campus to the best of my abilities. I promise that while deciding on legislation, I will make decisions that serve only to positively impact my student body and this University. Throughout my freshman year, I have worked hard to become involved on campus. Through my work as a member of First Year Council, I have gained experience regarding our University’s Student Government Association. My experiences with our Student Government Association via First Year Council have provided me with an insight on how to properly represent student’s needs and desires through legislative action. I have also become involved through Culverhouse Ambassadors, where I serve as a representative for our College of Business here on Campus. I have also become a member of the Delta Waterfowl committee, where we advocate for conservation among those with a passion for the Great Outdoors. I have been instilled with a desire to continue serving my student body here at the University of Alabama. I believe my experience, work ethic, and passion will allow me to substantially contribute to the greater good of my peers and fellow students. Thank you and I hope to have your vote on Tuesday, March 3rd.
I am Michael Joyce, a junior from Blacksburg, Virginia, double majoring in Economics and Finance on a pre-law track. I am in the Honors College and am running to both improve and give back to the University of Alabama. I’ve had a great time here both academically and socially and I want to make sure every student has the same opportunities and positive experiences I was afforded. My platform is based around the promotion of equal opportunities for all students. This can be done through forums and educational seminars on how to promote equality. It can also be done through installing a strict review process of university sponsored clubs and organizations. These would be done by an unbiased committee that would make sure the application and acceptance processes for all clubs and organizations was fair and merit based. Another portion of my platform is stopping the incentivization of local businesses to sell tobacco products to students. This can be done by taking away the ability of stores to use bama cash if they are known to sell tobacco products. This not only promotes the current rules of a smoke free campus, but it also promotes the health of the University of Alabama’s students.
My name is Thomas Kollie and I am proud to announce my candidacy for the position of SGA Senator in the Culverhouse College of Commerce. I am a Freshman majoring in finance. I am an active member of Delta Tau Delta, in which I served as pledge class president, and am currently serving as philanthropy chair. I am running for this position because I believe I would properly represent Culverhouse students and the University. Being a personable individual that people feel they can approach with ideas is an important quality for a senator to have, this is a quality that I pride myself in having. I plan to act on students’ needs such as increased library hours and easier access to study tools. I hope to increase opportunities within Culverhouse by providing more events such as career fairs and the Sophomore LAUNCH to benefit students in their journey after college. I believe I would be a good candidate due to my willingness to speak up and voice my opinion, but also my ability to work well with others. I am an open-minded person and always like to take other’s ideas and opinions into consideration when making a decision that could affect a mass amount of people. Overall, I am running for this position to help give back to the students that make our University so special. I believe I would be a valuable asset to our Student Government Association and help them better our campus.
I, Courtney Lekai, am honored to be running for the College of Commerce Senate. I am an Honors College Freshman, majoring in Management Information Systems, from Brentwood, Tennessee.
Currently, my involvement with the University Stewards, STEAM Mentorship Program, IgniteUA, and sorority life leadership with a philanthropy focus has prepared me to serve my classmates. These roles have demonstrated my strong leadership skills and my commitment to collaborate with fellow students to improve our campus. I am hardworking, responsible, and I strive for excellence inside and outside of the classroom. I will bring this same dedication to the Student Senate.
My goal as a Senator is to be a voice for every student on campus, especially Culverhouse College of Business students. The way to be that voice is to interact with my classmates and represent their interests to the Senate through enacting legislation that will have a positive impact on student life. Three primary goals I am seeking to achieve are: (1) free black-and-white printing for students, (2) complimentary student counseling, and (3) securing additional lighting and emergency poles on campus, especially on the Quad, which is in dire need of improved lighting and safety. As Senator, I would focus on these and similar goals that have a campus-wide impact and that also creates a safer, more inclusive community. Most importantly, as a Senator, it is crucial to be the conduit where each student feels heard. I am willing and eager to represent the College of Commerce on the Student Senate.
My name is Colin Marcum. I am from Andalusia, Alabama majoring in Operations Management and minoring in Political Science on the Pre-Law track. I am pleased to announce my candidacy for the Culverhouse College of Commerce Senate. Throughout my high school career, I had the honor to serve as Andalusia High School’s Student Government Association President. I also had the opportunity to advocate for the betterment of low-income school systems within underprivileged communities on both the state and national level, as well as represent my high school at the American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Boys State. At the University of Alabama, I serve as a member of the Student Government Association Lobby Board, where we advocate to increase voter registration in the state in preparation for the 2020 Census. These experiences have afforded me the preparation, skills, and passion needed to serve in capacities such as these well into my collegiate career. As a senator in the Culverhouse College of Commerce, I plan to implement online advising within the college, which gives students access to basic advising needs such as major changes and class registration for the upcoming semester. I also plan to advocate for an extended add/drop date within the college in order to give students more time to have a better understanding of the courses they have registered for. Thank you for this opportunity and your consideration for the 2020 Student Government Association Senate election.
I am Preston Parker McGee, a Culverhouse Student from Plantersville, Alabama, double majoring in General Business and Political Science with a minor in International Studies. My love for the University of Alabama has only grown since I began my time here at the Capstone. I have stayed very involved from First Year Council to working on the Orientation Team, which is why I have decided to run for Culverhouse College of Business Senate. I hope that, if elected, I can give a voice to all students throughout the business school by actively listening to their concerns. That is my guarantee, to listen with open ears, an open mind, and an open heart. As a senator, my goals would include strengthening student morale for Culverhouse, expanding scholarship opportunities for students within Culverhouse, and increasing awareness for Culverhouse programs. I hope to not only bring my vision to the Culverhouse College of Business but along with it, action.
I am running for the Student Government Association Senate to bring fresh ideas that will improve the lives of students. Once elected, I will work with the other members to bring about change that will make the University of Alabama safer, more inclusive, and more productive. I plan on communicating with my fellow students and voicing their concerns on issues. I will use this platform to represent students and bring about change that will benefit the University of Alabama for years to come.