My name is Frances Buntain and I am a freshman from Chattanooga, Tennessee. I am a mechanical engineering student with a minor in Spanish, on the stem path to the MBA. I currently serve as a First Year Councilor for SGA. Also, I am a member of Delta Delta Delta fraternity. In Delta Delta Delta, I served on the homecoming committee last semester and I am the freshman leadership chairman. I am also involved in campus collegiate organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. As a First Year Councilor, I have seen what issues there are on campus and how much improvement I can make as a leader. Because of this, I am running for Senate in order to continue to help improve our university. I want to make UA a safer, healthier, and overall a better experience for every student. While I would like to have an influence on cosmetic projects, like getting a sidewalk built across the lawn of my dorm where student’s walk every day (and is now just mud), I also would like to help combat food insecurity and mental health issues that everyone encounters. One area I am interested in is campus life for new students, and seeing what I could do to help each and every incoming student feel at home.
Hi, my name is Andrew Crain, and I am excited to announce that I am running to be your Senator! I am a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering, and during my time here at UA, I have had the honor to be involved in a variety of organizations that have enabled me to serve you, my fellow engineer. First, in my role as an Ambassador of the College of Engineering, I have had the privilege to help make significant contributions to UA and its future by hosting guests of the College of Engineering to ensure that they have the best experience possible during their visit to campus. Additionally, I have had the privilege to serve you, my peer, as one of your representatives of the College of Engineering in the SGA Senate during the current 2019-2020 term. It has been a tremendous honor to serve you and address your concerns by passing legislation to realize important goals such as increased on-campus safety, increased utility for scholarships, campus inclusion, and countless other initiatives. I now ask you for your vote for the 2020-2021 term as I hope to continue to use my role as a Senator to address concerns that face us including better off-campus safety, more study areas in Rodgers, better access to engineering study and software tools, and any other concerns that you may have. So, I ask for your vote so that together we can build an even better Capstone. Thank you and Roll Tide!
I am a Freshman from Mobile, Alabama who is currently enrolled as a Mechanical Engineering major in the STEM to MBA Honors Program. Furthermore, I am involved in many different activities on campus such as Hispanic Society of Professional Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. I have lots of experience in student government, such as being Senior Class President at my high school. I currently serve as a member of the University of Alabama’s SGA Lobby Board. I believe I can inspire change at the Capstone through my ability to work well with others and provide a new perspective on campus. As a senator, I would like to work with all the engineering groups such as the Hispanic Society of Professional Engineers and the Society of Women Engineering to attract new members. Secondly, I would like to help unify and promote all SOURCE organizations within the College of Engineering. Through the organizations I have been apart of, I have had the opportunity to form strong, professional relationships which I believe every student should have the chance to do. Furthermore, I would like to increase advertising for network development and career opportunities at the ENGenuity Lab. Finally, I want each and every engineering student to be welcomed and accepted at the University of Alabama. With this all being said, I would love the opportunity to represent each and every student here at the Capstone as a College of Engineering Senator.
I, John Michael Denning III, am announcing my intent to run for Student Government Senate for the College of Engineering. I am a freshman from Western Springs, Illinois studying Computer Science, Finance, and Economics with a minor in Mathematics. Here at the University of Alabama, I am an active member of Culverhouse Ambassadors, Freshman Forum, and the student-run investment group, CIMG. During my relatively short time here at the Capstone, I have been fully supported and inspired by my peers in the pursuit of my goals and interests. I want everyone at UA to experience the same level of encouragement that I received during my first year. SGA is the voice of the students, and I will make it my priority to represent my peers while upholding the standard of ‘students serving students.’ I will do everything in my power to maintain the achievements of former students, support the needs of current students, and promote growth for future students. I feel it is important to not only share my knowledge and ideas but more importantly to listen to the needs, concerns, and thoughts of my peers. I am approachable and treat others with respect. I believe that it is important as a member of Student Government to treat others with respect to gain theirs. These qualities will enable me to contribute to SGA Senate and positively represent the University, the School of Engineering and the Capstone tradition of excellence.
I am a Chemical Engineering major from Birmingham and am excited to run for SGA Senate under the College of Engineering. Through being a University Fellow, I have gained valuable experience in empathizing with and serving others. It has taught me what it truly means to be a servant leader, and if given the opportunity to become a senator, I will, first and foremost, strive to serve my fellow students. Additionally, through serving as the scholarship chair for Delta Kappa Epsilon, I have learned a lot about the effective planning and leadership it takes to get things done in an institutional setting. Finally, through my research under the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, I have gained a deeper understanding of the field and the issues faced by engineering students. As a senator, I want to listen to problems faced by students and do what I can to solve them. I feel that efforts focused on enacting seemingly small changes often have a greater impact than the grandiose plans so often proposed and so seldom implemented. In order for voices to be heard, it is critical that we prioritize openness and communication with the student body. Most students have no idea who their senators are and almost certainly don’t know what changes the senate has truly made for them. I plan to buck this trend by facilitating a system that more easily allows the student body to communicate with the senators who are supposed to represent their interests.
Hi, my name is Jack Steinmetz, and I am campaigning to be a Senator for the College of Engineering. I am a Freshman from Birmingham, AL majoring in Mechanical Engineering on the STEM Path to MBA. In my time at UA, I have had the pleasure of meeting people across campus who share different backgrounds, interests, and passions. I wholeheartedly believe the students at UA are the best in the nation. I care deeply about our campus and students, so I am running for senate to improve the day to day lives of engineering students with the concerns of all students in mind. If elected, I would like to make communication smoother between students and their respective senators. I would love to hear concerns directly from my peers, so I can serve them in the best way possible. Together, we can strengthen the College of Engineering, and I would be honored to represent my peers.
My name is William McCann, and I am a mechanical engineering major from Saint Louis, Missouri. I am campaigning for a senate position for the College of Engineering. I believe that our students are capable of great things here at Alabama, and that through effective and organized communication and participation, we can create positive change that will last. I am currently heavily involved in First Year Council and Greek Ambassadors, both of which involve a great deal of personal interaction. As a result, I’ve developed useful presentation and communication skills that I plan to use to help the College of Engineering reach its true potential. I hope to increase accessibility to learning materials, as well as make attendance processes more affordable and standardized across the board; both of these steps forward will bring out greater success and eliminate unnecessary expenses for our students. In addition, I look to cultivate greater diversity in the engineering field, which will allow for more innovative designs and creative endeavors. Finally, I anticipate continuing to work with student-run organizations and the University to facilitate the campus shift to renewable and sustainable energy. Together, with myself as your representative, we can enact meaningful change that will ensure our beautiful Capstone is even better for those who come after us.