Class of 2016 Senate Elections
My name is Claire Webster, and I am interested in being a Senator for the class of 2016! It is crazy to think that we have been here for almost two semesters, but we have already begun to make our mark on campus in this short amount of time. Our class is everywhere: from varsity sports teams to a cappella groups, kickboxing classes to religious organizations. We have made such a great start this year, and I want to help continue the momentum we have picked up. I firmly believe that by the time we graduate from this university, we will have irrevocably changed it for the better. Now that we are rising sophomores, we understand the ins and outs of it here; we know what we like and what we want changed. As a Senator, I want to hear your opinions. I want to help increase communication between the administration and the student body to make sure we are getting the high-quality educational and social experience we deserve. I do not do anything half way, and I want to dedicate myself to student government to make sure our time here is as good as it can be. I appreciate your consideration and your vote, and here is to three more years that we can make ever better!
Hey, Class of 2016! My name is David Stark, and I hope you will re-elect me as as your Senator. This past year, I have had an amazing experience representing your interests at the Senate table, in Committee meetings, and in all of the work that I do. As a Senator, I have helped design the Meliora Plaza "Oasis" project, created a new Constitution Template for SA organizations, collaborated closely with organizations, and developed relationships with deans and administrators. Recently, I was appointed to manage the SA Government website, and my descriptive posts have provided a record breaking number of students with relevant and exciting information. If reelected, my priorities are to (1) build on these successes in communications, (2) improve the experience of student groups on campus, and (3) hold myself and other members of SA Government accountable to produce tangible results for Rochester students. Serving as your Senator has been one of the most enriching, fulfilling experiences of my year. I cannot thank you enough for the opportunity, and I cannot wait to do more. Please contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions. Vote Stark for Senate. [obligatory Game of Thrones reference].
Greetings Class of 2016! Im Eudora Erickson, and Ill be running to be Class of 2016 Senator for the upcoming year. Throughout the past year, as I have gotten involved on campus, my attention has been brought to recognizing the various issues that many of you feel passionate about. This year, through joining the Womens Crew Team, serving as Hoeing-Crosby Hall Council President, and joining a sorority, I have gotten to hear the concerns that you all have regarding athletics, residential life, and Greek life. Not only that, but simply hearing concerns such as Why are the dining plans so expensive?, How can student groups get more funding?, and How can we bring spirit to the athletic activities? have brought to my attention the issues that surround our campus. Through seeing the potential change that a senator can bring, I have been inspired to run for Class of 2016 Senator. As senator, I will address these issues that you have. I will represent the Class of 2016 on the Senate board. And most of all, I will work to make this university a place that you can be even more proud to call your home. So get out there! Vote Eudora for Senator!
It has been seven months since the Class of 2016 elected me a Senator. You did so without me shoving flyers and messages in your face, because I simply talked to you. Those who I talked to gave me this chance to revamp the University’s online peer advising presence to get it on par with other top institutions; gave me this chance to mold the IT services on campus to better serve students (like helping out when the internet, you know, cannot be found, and how to make sure we can prevent it in future semesters. Trust me, I’m on it.); gave me this chance to ask peers what they want, and implement that vision in the planning stages of the new Rettner Hall building and College Town; and gave me this chance to build from the ground up a reservation system for all students, not just SA recognized groups. Students need more space to be and study space during finals. This has been accomplished, and, pending speedy administration approval, utilized this semester’s finals in Lattimore. My work is for the students, my peers, my friends, and again this spring, you will not see my face plastered all over school asking for your vote. I simply ask that you give me another chance to see just how much more we can accomplish.
My name is Melissa and I would love more than anything to be your Class of 2016 Senator.
One of my main goals as a Senator is to beautify our campus by increasing outdoor seating and work areas. I recognize that the weather in Rochester is not always the best, which is why we should take full advantage of every sunny day.
I would also like to increase school spirit at sporting events by facilitating
collaboration between sports teams and various student organizations.
I will be a successful Senator because I work well with others but I also stand my ground. My experience this past semester on the Policy and Review Committee has strengthened my ability to identify the necessary steps to get things done.
I want to make a difference and ensure that our campus is the best it can possibly be. I am open to absolutely any suggestions and ideas that you may have and am super excited to represent you all.
To all of you who took the time to read this, thank you and please vote MELISSA HOLKO.
Together we can.
Hi, class of 2016! I, Sarah Harari, would be honored to represent you as Senator. My goal is to better student life by serving as your voice to the campus administration and by providing transparency on the inner-workings of campus. I will follow a sequence of three steps: communication, advocacy, and implementation. In terms of communication, no concern can be fixed if it is not voiced by the student body to the leadership in charge. The second step is advocacy. I’m your biggest advocate- I’ll be your voice inside and outside Senate meetings. Lastly, we implement. I promise to devote my time and energy to make sure your concerns are sufficiently addressed by following through. I currently serve as Graphics Designer on the Communications and PR Committee of Senate, so I understand how the SA system works. I attend Senate meetings weekly, and it would be my pleasure to continue to do so next year as your Senator for the class of 2016. Currently, I am also Treasurer of Susan B. Anthony Hall Council and VP of Communications for Hillel. I have the leadership experience, drive, and potential to listen, understand, and promote what you, my peers, want to see on campus and to earn the respect of the administration to work towards instituting positive changes.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Scott Lamm and I am running for the Class of 2016 Senate. I enjoy sitting through very long movies where I find it a mission to stay awake and I simply love the feeling of sand in between my toes. But in all seriousness, you should vote for me. As a second semester freshman, I have diverged myself into many of the student groups here on campus and am currently a part of the Midnight Ramblers. With this experience, I believe that I am capable of representing many perspectives of students here at the U of R. I can see myself being a very active member of Senate acting as a liaison for you, the Class of 2016, in the best manner. The voice of the student body is not something to be taken lightly. It will be one of my goals to let you be heard. If you would like to talk or have any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or approach me anywhere. I would love to talk to everyone of you. I also love hugs, so if you would like one, my arms are always open. And remember when voting, vote for Scott Lamm ("Slamm") for Class of 2016 Senate.