Hi everyone! My name is Jenna Berkower. I am a sophomore communications major, and advertising & public relations minor here at UA. I am a member of the 2021-2022 Senate and I am super excited to be running for re-election! In my time so far I have worked diligently with UA Transportation Services to discover ways of making the residential parking decks safer, including passing legislation to have UAPD drive around the residential parking decks at night, and am working on getting delineators placed in the corners of parking decks to ensure pedestrian safety, and help drivers make proper turns at appropriate speeds. My platform points include but are not limited to, safety, advocacy, and engagement. I plan to work on trying to provide Night Caps in residential buildings to cultivate a safer social experience for students, advocating for students needs on a consistent basis and turning their ideas into action, and working to further engagement with the students and the C&IS program, as well as other organizations inside of our college such as PRSSA, ADFED, The S.E.C and more! I’d love to continue my work in the senate, and make our amazing college, #BetterwithBerkower!
Victor Hagan is a sophomore from Madison AL, majoring in news media. Throughout his time on campus Victor has been engaged both through the C&IS college, as well as the university in its entirety. Victor is a BRIDGE Builder, C&IS Ambassador, and a leader of IGNITE UA. Victor wants to work within C&IS to improve interpersonal relationships between faculty and students. He is ready to serve not only the college of C&IS but the student body as a whole by focusing on mental health and bringing greater awareness to on-campus health resources. Victor looks forward to serving with his fellow senators.
Hi, everyone! My name is Kaitlyn Mac Donald and I am a current Junior from just outside of Chicago, Illinois, majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Business and Political Science. I am excited to announce my candidacy for the College of Communications and Information Sciences Senate. Throughout my time at the Capstone, I have had the privilege of serving as an Ambassador for C&IS, as well as the Public Relations Delegate and the Vice President for the Student Executive Council. I believe that I have a unique point of view, having completed almost three years as a C&IS student, getting to know the College and the student body more every year. I feel that a large portion of our College is left unrepresented, and hope to serve as the voice of C&IS for students! Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are extremely important to me, and I hope to promote this within the SGA and The University. I want to be an advocate for student workers and plan on voting on behalf of them, such as a livable wage. Lastly, I hope to be a peer to anyone that feels like their voice isn’t heard. I am a student, as all of you, and I will be a friend, leader, and a representative for every student in Reese Phifer. C&IS students, in a college based on communication, I want to encourage you to use YOUR voice in this election. Let’s make this campus the best it can be for everyone.
My name is Ally-Anna Outlaw, I am delighted to announce that I am running to be a Senator for the College Of Communication & Information Sciences. I am from Ozark, Alabama majoring in Public Relations.
I’m merely beginning my time here at the Capstone, but I’ve already acquired a lot of insight into what’s to come! In a short period of time, I have made connections with numerous students and staff members from various backgrounds. I want to be more than just another student on campus. I am extremely passionate about using my voice to speak up for the people surrounding me.
I want to use the various views I’ve received to advocate for constructive change. I will fight for better transfer credit communication for both new and returning students. I’ll be a listener, a helper, and a voice for YOU. I will advocate for all students both within and outside of the classroom.
This year, we have been able to get somewhat back to normalcy, but we are far from normal. As your senator, I commit to do my part to make contributions that benefit everyone at UA and continue to build on the greatness that we demand here. I vow to dedicate my next year to being a diligent and involved representative within the student body, and I would be pleased to have your support in this process.
My name is Morgan Patrick and I am a freshman from Birmingham, Alabama. I am excited to announce my candidacy for Senator of College of Communication and Information Sciences. During my time on campus, I have had the opportunity to get involved in the community in various ways, especially in the Tuscaloosa School Systems. Being in the classrooms and working with the community has provided me with many diverse experiences. During my time in high school, my elected leadership positions in many organizations such as Student Government have strengthened my qualities that would help me to be an outstanding senator. Because of these experiences, I am confident in my legislative skills to create and make change which will be crucial to improving the Capstone.
My platform consists of 3 C’s: campus, community, and college. Within our campus, I find safety extremely important, therefore I plan to work towards implementing new safety features such as gates on all the parking deck entrances. Connecting the community to our campus, I plan to create mentorship programs in the Tuscaloosa Schools to enrich students lives through hands on support and encouragement. Within the College of Communication and Information Sciences, I plan to create a Qualtrics form for students input on improvements that need to be made in Reese Phifer. As a senator, I promise to be working for you and want to hear your opinions on what changes can be made to help the Capstone reach its full potential.