2019-2020 College of Communication and Information Sciences Senate Candidates:

Brandon Marsh

My name is Brandon Marsh and I am a freshman pursuing a degree in Communication Studies. I am a member of the Million Dollar Band, as well as Freshman Forum. I am seeking the position of senator to speak for the every day student who may not always have their voice heard.
It is my hope that through my representation, students will feel a comfort in three main areas. Communication with both the SGA and the faculty that is making decisions that directly impact them, Safety as they move about campus, and ability to stand up for something in a safe and empowering way.
My goal as a senator, would be to increase the input that the SGA receives, as well as motivating students to go outside their comfort zones to make a difference on campus. As a governing body we should not be satisfied with temporal satisfaction, we must strive for complete trust value, from all aspects of student life.

February 18 Financial Disclosure 

February 28 Financial Disclosure

March 7 Financial Disclosure

 

Stephanie Otalora

I, Stephanie Otalora, hereby declare my candidacy for the office of SGA Senator representing the College of Communications. As an Alabama resident, I am deeply devoted to both The University of Alabama and my community. Since become a student, my goal has been to be an active contributor to the history of success and positive growth at UA that will encourage my fellow student body to do the same. I am qualified for the position of SGA Senator due to my work ethic, loyalty to the mission of bettering UA, and the ability to represent The College of Communications in a professional and diplomatic matter. If elected, I will work to promote our campus radio station so that a spotlight can be upon it. I will also work to promote more education programs that connect the Tuscaloosa Community and The College of Communications that will provide experiential learning opportunities for students interested in majoring in Communications. Finally, I will serve as an efficient and effective representative of all students enrolled in the College of Communications, while also dedicating my efforts to the betterment of The University of Alabama as a whole.

February 18 Financial Disclosure

February 28 Financial Disclosure

March 7 Financial Disclosure

 

Anna Beth Payne

My name is Anna Beth Payne, and I would like to formally announce my candidacy for Communication & Information Sciences Senator. My passion and love for the University of Alabama and the Communications school run deep and close to my heart and I would be honored to be able to bring my determination forth in hopes to improve student’s experiences.

Serving on First Year Council has definitely prepared me to represent C&IS and has certainly ignited my passion for bettering this school we all love so much.

I will work diligently to promote the use of the speaking studio at Reese Phifer Hall.
Furthermore, I will advocate for well-deserved and needed program funding and recognition of the Capstone Advertising and Public Relations Departments, as it is one of the top five programs in the nation and should be promoted.  Additionally, I would like to further advance the academic advising experience for C&IS students.

I would like to implement a change in the distribution of graduate transcripts, giving each graduating senior one complementary transcript.

Finally, the number of Alabama student’s parking fines should be adjusted. I believe lowering the cost of tickets for those who have parking passes from $50 to $25 is not unreasonable. Even adding temporary parking next to fraternity and sorority houses will be a change I hope to be able to make.

Together, we can work towards making the University of Alabama the best it can be!

February 18 Financial Disclosure

February 28 Financial Disclosure

March 7 Financial Disclosure

 

Leslie Young

I, Leslie Young, am so excited to announce my candidacy for the SGA Senate for the College of Communications and Information Sciences. Throughout the past school year, I have spent countless hours working on legislation with fellow senators to help improve C&IS for each of its students. I have continued my work with the Campus Veterans Association as a Military and Veterans Affairs Ambassador. Through this organization, I have worked to raise awareness for programs and services our campus provides to veterans, dependents, and survivors. My experience as a senator and working with the CVA has encouraged me to continue this leadership in other areas of campus I am passionate about. If re-elected as a C&IS Senator, I will continue working to highlight and make students more aware of all the opportunities C&IS offers, raise awareness of the incredible resources the hub in Reese Phifer Hall provides, and promote the industry emersion program C&IS offers its students. Ultimately, as a Senator, I would strive to make all on-campus academic and professional resources easily available to students and more widely known. This is why I, Leslie Young, am running for the C&IS Senate, to continue to work for and improve the college of Communications and Information Sciences and our campus.

February 18 Financial Disclosure 

February 28 Financial Disclosure

March 7 Financial Disclosure