2018-2019 College of Education Senate Candidates:
I, Katie Bernard, hereby declare my candidacy for the office of SGA Senator representing the College of Education. As an Alabama resident, I am devoted to improving the lives of students studying at the Capstone. As a UA freshman, I have become increasingly devoted to improving the lives of the citizens of the greater Tuscaloosa community. My ultimate goal is to further the success I have had in this effort so far, as well as to encourage my fellow students at the University to do the same. I am uniquely qualified for the position of SGA Senator due to my work ethic, loyalty to the mission of bettering UA, and ability to represent The College of Education in a professional and diplomatic manner. My experience working with special needs children at Arts N’ Autism in Tuscaloosa has driven me to seek the honor of serving as a member of the Senate. If elected, I will work to promote increased partnerships between the University and local special education programs through practicums and internships specifically designed for the students in the College of Education. These working relationships will provide incredible experiential learning opportunities for students majoring in Early Childhood Special Education, as well as other education specialties and concentrations. Finally, I will serve as an efficient and effective representative of all students enrolled in the College of Education, while also dedicating my efforts to the betterment of The University of Alabama as a whole.
My name is Jeanie Crouch and it would be a great privilege to represent the College of Education in the Senate of our Student Government Association. My experiences through leadership roles in several student organizations at UA as well as my volunteer roles in the Tuscaloosa community will be very beneficial in helping me achieve these goals as Senator. As a senator of the College of Education I will be engaged and conscious of the concerns and desires of those I represent while upholding the Capstone Creed. As a communicative senator I will ensure that all future educators at our school have the chance to be heard. I will work vigorously to seek more funding so we can expand on our already successful programs, and promote the success of the College of Education. My passion for education and the future of the University of Alabama is my motivation behind running for Senate. As a Multiple Abilities Program major and a member of the Honors College, I would consider it an honor to be a voice for the students that elect me.