Hello everyone! I am a junior studying secondary education: social science. Growing up in Robertsdale, visiting Tuscaloosa was quite familiar for my family. However, I am confident that attending the University of Alabama was one of the best decisions ever made. I have already made lifelong memories and developed so much through my involvement in the Million Dollar Band and First College Ministry. Most importantly, my time here made me question the degree I should obtain and has led me to the College of Education.
This year I am running because I want to promote and uphold the values, traditions, and cultural heritage of the University of Alabama. With your support, we can uphold these principles while promoting honest progress. With an abundance of capable student leaders, the College of Education has the potential to have a lasting impact in 2022. We should work together to place the College of Education at the center of student involvement and decision-making.
My platform will be centered around protecting students, ensuring honest student government, and leaning on the advice of my peers in the College of Education. I believe it is vital to praise the school administration and SGA when they act on behalf of the students. More importantly, we should act when they fail to do so. Unlike many of the students elected to student government over the past two years, I will loudly advocate for student election reforms, free speech, student protection, unity, and a permanent return to pre-pandemic student life.
My name is Seth Hudson. I am a sophomore from Montgomery, Alabama majoring in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. I am a current College of Education Ambassador and serve on the SGA Academic Affairs Committee. I would love the opportunity to further serve my College and the UA community as an SGA Senator for the College of Education. First and foremost, my goal as a senator is to act as a liaison between College of Education faculty and students. I plan to accomplish this goal by hosting pop-up events throughout the semester, such as “Starbucks with Seth,” where myself and several faculty members will be present to allow students to voice their concerns, recommendations, and opinions. I believe it is ultimately the job of a Senator to embody the concept of servant leadership and stand for the motto of “Students serving students.” Raising awareness regarding student mental health on campus is something I am particularly passionate about. I will strive to not only cultivate a more positive student environment on campus, but also advocate for increasing resources available to students pertaining to bettering their mental health. Moreover, in my experience as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama, I have noticed a distinct need for strong, positive young leaders in the Tuscaloosa community, and I believe that expanding research and leadership opportunities to College of Education students will allow these much-needed relationships to be cultivated.
My name is Jacob Rohleder, I am a freshman from Kansas City, Missouri, studying Kinesiology! I am honored to announce I am running for the College of Education Senate! I am an endless worker but an even better listener, and hope to use that to represent you all. I believe the student body should have a strong influence on the decisions and works of the university, and that is why I am here to help. As a senator I will be an open ear for all of your wants and needs, and hope to put it into action!