Fall 2022 Special Election Candidates

Listed below are the students who have declared candidacy for  positions.

School of Social Work

Madison Love

Hello, my name is Madison Love and I am running to become your next social work senator! I am a junior from Oneonta, Alabama, majoring in social work with a minor in psychology. I am involved in many organizations here on campus that have developed my leadership and service skills such as the Carl A. Elliot Society and the Undergraduate Social Work Organization, where I serve as the secretary. I love social work, in all aspects. Since choosing this major as a freshman, I have never doubted that this is what I am meant to do with my life. Having the opportunity to give back to the peers and teachers that have helped me along the way would be an immense honor. I will be running on the platform of scholarship, service, and self-care. In my time as a senator, I would aim to reinstate the social work honors society in order to honor the hard work of social work students. I would also work to create more awareness and opportunities for service/involvement within the school of social work. Finally, as mental health is my passion, I would seek to improve the knowledge, accessibility, and quality of our mental health services here on campus. The school of social work is my home and, given the opportunity, I would commit myself to the service and betterment of it. I hope this November 17th you will help me #leadwithlove!
Madison Love Financial Disclosure 1 (PDF)
Madison Love Financial Disclosure 2 (PDF)
Madison Love Financial Disclosure 3 (PDF)

Abbi Oliff

My name is Abbi Olliff, and I am running for an opportunity to be part of the school of social work senate. I am a junior from Alabaster, Alabama, majoring in social work with a minor in psychology. I have been a member of the million-dollar band color guard for three years, and it is an activity I am very passionate about. I have had the opportunity to meet so many amazing people through the million-dollar band. My overall goal is to advocate for all social work students and expand upon their ideas. Everyone deserves their voice to be heard. The reason I first became a social work major is because I knew I wanted to help people, but I didn’t know how I wanted to do that. The further I get into my social work education, the more I learn about how important advocacy is. Serving the community is of upmost importance to me. I want to implement ways to get students more involved with service projects both within and outside of the university, and to encourage a future of helping others. #allinwithabbi
Abbi Oliff Financial Disclosure 1 (PDF)
Abbi Oliff Financial Disclosure 2 (PDF)
Abbi Oliff Financial Disclosure 3 (PDF)

Ragan Hope Wilson

My name is Ragan Hope Wilson, I am from Tuscumbia, Alabama, & I am a sophomore social work major here at UA. I have been allowed to serve as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion of The Student Alumni Ambassadors & as a Women and Gender Resource Center Ambassador. I am a member of the Undergraduate Social Work Organization (USWO) & Social Work Association for Cultural Awareness (SWACA). I am running for one of the two social work seats in the Student Government Association because I love our school of social work & I want to see it represented in UA’s governing body to the best of its ability. In this program, I have met students and faculty that uphold all the core values of our profession- service, social justice, dignity & worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, & competence. These six core values are the platform that I wish to run my campaign on. Service through the means of giving back to the community around you & each person using their specific & innate gifts to give back is essential to progress. The opportunity to serve my school & the UA community would be a privilege. Our capstone creed states that we are to “promote equity and inclusion”. This value to uphold represents a need for social justice for all students because of the belief that every person has dignity and worth. A united student body must be one that strives for integrity & competence together.
Ragan Hope Wilson Financial Disclosure 1 (PDF)
Ragan Hope Wilson Financial Disclosure 2 (PDF)
Ragan Hope Wilson Financial Disclosure 3 (PDF)

Culverhouse College of Business

Wyatt Harnage

My name is Wyatt Harnage, I am a Junior from Franklin, TN studying Accounting and Finance. I am involved in several different organizations within the Culverhouse College of Business, including serving as a Culverhouse Ambassador and as the President of the 1919 Club. As senator, I plan to promote financial literacy and advocate for change that betters all UA students.
Wyatt Harnage Financial Disclosure 1 (PDF)
Wyatt Harnage Financial Disclosure 2 (PDF)
Wyatt Harnage Financial Disclosure 3 (PDF)

If you have questions about accessibility of any of the candidates’ documents, please email sgawebmaster@ua.edu. Other questions about the election are to be directed to sgaelections@sa.ua.edu