2019-2020 College of Nursing Senate Candidates:
I am Mason Aldridge, a sophomore here at the Capstone College of Nursing and a proud member of the Student Government Association First Year Council. It has been my highest honor to serve my peers as a First Year Councilor, and a privilege to better our campus for future students. As an active volunteer for Global Learning, a local non-profit that provides educational tools to students in need, and a member of the 2019 Camp 1831 A-Team, I have learned valuable skills that I believe make me the most qualified candidate to be a Capstone College of Nursing Senator. First Year Council has taught me to be a proactive steward of my campus by advocating for the needs and the improvements noted by my peers and myself. As a First Year Councilor, I have become knowledgeable in the legislative process, while also learning to be a communicator because progression cannot be made by with conversation. Currently, I am working with the College of Nursing on more clinical hour opportunities for our students. It is my desire to be a senator because I have the drive to better health on campus by creating discussion about health resources access on campus and advancing conversation about mental health at The Capstone. If I am successful in my candidacy, I commit to serving my college with purpose, and with stride to create the best environment for our students.
My name is Margaret Bryant and it would be a great honor to represent the Capstone College of Nursing in the Senate of the Student Government Association. I am a Freshman from Huntsville, Alabama with a love for community and leadership. My leadership roles in the University of Alabama organizations, along with different philanthropies in the Tuscaloosa area, have provided me with experiences that would be beneficial for the SGA senate. If elected, I would serve as a passionate representative, lobbying the students requests efficiently and completely. I have a true passion for listening and serving others, which could give students without a voice an increased chance to be heard. As a senator, I would work to increase the chances of Nursing student’s ability to be accepted into the Upper Division, through provided programs and special help to those struggling academically. I also hope to form new relationships with my peers and advisors to best serve our College. I decided to be a nursing major because of my devotion to serve others, and I believe I can do that for all students at the University.
I am Mackenzie O’Mara a freshman majoring in Nursing from Birmingham, Alabama. I want to represent my college as a senator because I have great ideas on how to improve not only my specific college but the campus as a whole. As a freshman I am still finding my interest in clubs and organizations on campus. I am involved in a youth group here in Tuscaloosa and I have helped with numerous actives within my sorority. I have volunteered for the past two years, totaling over 180 hours at Children’s hospital in Birmingham. I have held the position as a greeter and a nursing ambassador. My intent for running for this position is to make my peers time in The Capstone College of Nursing as enjoyable and meaningful as possible. My platform will consist of ways to better the advising process, create 30-minute parking spots at the college of nursing, and to work on a better way to improve overall student heath around campus. I believe with my resources on campus and my passion for the nursing field I will be the best senator to represent my classmates. I am very excited about this opportunity and looking forward to working hard on my campaign to achieve this goal.