My name is Shea Amanda McGriff. I am a sophomore from Huntsville, Alabama majoring in nursing. I am excited to announce that I am running for a Senate position representing the Capstone College of Nursing. If given the opportunity to serve, I plan to advocate for student mental and physical health within the program and campus wide. Creating events and programs each semester, I want to educate my fellow students about the resources that are available on campus and promote participation to reduce stress and improve overall student health. I plan to improve communication in the nursing program for lower division students prior to promotion application. Working with advising and faculty members, I will encourage interaction with lower division students regarding expectations throughout the first two years of the program. I plan to improve the communication of important dates and TEAS test preparation opportunities as well as give students the chance to learn what to expect in upper division through question and answer forums with faculty and upper division students. Lastly, each person’s voice deserves to be heard. I will act as a liaison between the nursing students, faculty and the SGA by listening to the needs and concerns on campus and being a voice for my fellow students in campus wide legislation over the next year in my role as senate representative for the Capstone College of Nursing.
I am Mary Beth Sanders, and I would love to serve the Capstone College of Nursing and the UA student body as your College of Nursing Senator. I am a freshman from Helena, Alabama, and I am passionate about creating a welcoming environment on campus for every student to feel seen and known. I truly believe this platform is an incredible way to serve our student body. I have been blessed to serve the freshmen class through First Year Council, and I have seen first-hand just how impactful SGA servitude can be. I have been involved in the passing of legislation to promote inclusion in diversity, campus-wide safety, and overall student body health. I believe I am qualified to be your Nursing Senator because of my involvement with the Executive branch of SGA, my strong work ethic, and my genuine desire to better the culture of our campus. I would utilize this position, not to promote my own personal goals, but to promote the desires of the student body. Should I be elected as senator, I would act as a liaison to voice the concerns of the student body and advocate on their behalf. I would love to be able to continue to serve our school through legislative endeavors as one of your College of Nursing Senators.