When you as a student want something changed on campus, there are many avenues to channel your concerns and ideas into action, but there is nothing comparable to the power of the unified student voice. Student Government is a platform for you to affect your MUSC experience through chosen representatives, and I would be honored to lead them in service. I believe each executive board of SGA should present a platform of initiatives for the coming year. My intention is to create the format for this so that SGA is accessible and accountable to the students it represents. I will ensure communication between the administration and student body as wide-scale decisions are made, such as the tuition increase to fund the Wellness Center and alterations to available student parking. If elected, I hope to provide opportunities for campus leaders to collaborate and pool their resources. I would serve as a leader in times of tragedy to promptly inform and support the student body however possible. In this past year serving on SGA, I worked alongside Keeland to shape a new position called the VP of Diversity & Inclusion. We built an idea from nothing to a reality in a few months, and I want that to be the legacy of our Student Government; one where students propose ambitious ideas that we work together to accomplish. With that in mind, please reach out to me if you have suggestions for how we can go forward in this work together. Thank you!
My name is Rock Savage and I am a first year student in the College of Medicine. I am writing today to ask for your vote in my campaign for the position of Vice President of Academics here at MUSC. I offer a unique perspective filled with knowledge and passion that will help bridge the gap between student and administration. I have long been interested in both politics & policy and believe that at an institution such as ours, we students must allow our voices to be heard and our ideas to be realized. I am always willing to consider the suggestions of my peers and know that we can work together to continue transforming MUSC into an institution that is respected across the nation for not only its academics but also its commitment to students, faculty, patients, and community.
Improving patient care for underserved populations and meeting the needs of our increasingly diverse city, state, and nation will require a diverse healthcare workforce. I hope to assist MUSC in meeting this challenge by representing my peers in Student Government and furthering the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan. If elected as VP of Diversity and Inclusion, I will do my best to ensure that every college fosters an environment which supports the well-being, retention, and recruitment of students from diverse backgrounds, facilitates cross-cultural, interprofessional learning and communication, and encourages all students to view diversity and inclusion as an imperative part of their training.
During my undergraduate career at the University of Notre Dame, I facilitated trainings on diversity and bystander intervention for incoming students, contributed to a committee to seek out artwork from diverse artists to decorate the new student center, and served as President of the Africana Studies Club and Special Activities Coordinator of the student-led Voices of Faith Gospel Choir. Here at MUSC, I have had the opportunity to join the Student National Medical Association, Family Medicine Interest Group, FamTrack Program, and MUSC Gospel Choir. My participation in each of these extracurricular activities has strengthened my skills in time management, listening to the concerns of my peers, facilitating discussions about complex issues, and working collaboratively to plan engaging events. I would be honored to utilize my experiences to serve the student body and University as a whole as your 2018-2019 VP of Diversity and Inclusion.
Growing up in a family of Korean immigrants in the Midwest, I experienced firsthand the benefits of communities that foster diversity and inclusion. During undergraduate at Vanderbilt, I discovered my passion in building cultural bridges through engaging and approachable ways. I choreographed Buchaechum (Korean fan dancing), led a club called Global Perspectives that brought international and domestic students together, and volunteered with a Congolese refugee family.
I joined MUSC with the same passion for building new and diverse learning opportunities for all students. I founded MUSC Asian Student Association (MASA) with support from Dr. Tajuan Wilson, Dr. Dante Pelzer, and other incredible staff at Student Programs and Student Diversity. In a year, MASA has gained 100 members and pioneered university-wide events like the Asian Health Professionals Panel, Diwali celebration, and Lunar New Year celebration. My college experience also inspired me to create a volunteer program connecting students and refugee families in Charleston, and a partnership with the MUSC Center for Global Health linking international students with “siblings” on campus.
I am so excited to bring my experiences in diversity advocacy and service to VP of Diversity and Inclusion. Some initiatives I want to pursue are Humans of MUSC (a profile project I started at MASA), Women’s, Men’s, and Queer Health Weeks, and intentional art installations for the MUSC community to appreciate and celebrate all identities. I am deeply devoted to creating a safe environment that equips MUSC students with stronger awareness and dialogue relevant to our world today.
I am currently serving as an ambassador for the AFN program and have worked with the office of student life on increasing the diversity and inclusion within the College of Health Professionals. I served on the admissions volunteer committee last December 2017 to greet incoming candidates for interviews, and frequently answer "ask a student" email questions, lead information sessions, and provide campus tours through my role as an ambassador. I volunteer often for MUSC programs, including the upcoming Discover MUSC event and the Teddy Bear Picnic. I personally come from a diverse background: I am hispanic, openly gay, and represent a minority group within the university. I completed my undergraduate education at Emory University, where I experienced first hand the critical value of diversity and inclusion in education and healthcare, as well as during my three years of working as a critical care registered nurse before coming back to school at MUSC. I co-founded the Culturally Competent student organization at Emory University during my time there, and I strive to incorporate the principles of respect, inclusiveness, and diversity promotion within our program and my respective role within the healthcare setting. If elected, I would like to see the university offer more education in diversity and inclusion, as well as look into starting programs to give students more opportunities to highlight and celebrate their diverse backgrounds and unique insights and respective experiences within the college.
Hi everyone! I am currently a 2nd year student in the College of Pharmacy where I currently serve as Treasurer of my class and as a Student Ambassador for the COP. Over the past year and a half, I have had the opportunity to volunteer and be a part of many school-wide service projects that have made an impact on my personal and professional goals. By becoming the Service Vice President, I will get to be the individual that allows others to have that same chance while also continuing my commitment to MUSC events. Every student looks to better themselves, their community, and their knowledge of practice and volunteering is a major avenue to these goals. By holding this position, I can have a direct effect on maintaining optimal selections for student involvement and can help bridge gaps by incorporating more community and school-wide projects. I want all students to feel as if they have a multitude of choices to help give back to the general public, the school, and their peers. I will put forth my best effort to help all students become engaged and enjoy their time while attending MUSC. I am thrilled to represent MUSC and look forward to serving as your next Service Vice President.
I have loved serving as your Vice President of Service over the last year. I have been very impressed with our fellow classmates and how willing they are to serve our community and represent our university. Working closely with MUSC Gives Back, over the last year we have organized and participated in many service events including Make A Difference Day on John's Island, the Sugar Free Fall Festival for pediatric endocrinology patients and their families, two American Red Cross blood drives, a canned food drive, Discover MUSC, the Heart Walk, Charleston STEMfest, packaging food at the Lowcountry food bank, serving dinner for pediatric patients' families, and playing BINGO with elderly members of our community.
I am a rising 4th year in the College of Medicine and have served in SGA's service committee every year. I absolutely love the Charleston community and take the responsibility of representing MUSC and helping those around us very seriously. It has been a rewarding experience to be your VP of service, and I hope that I can continue to do this for another year. If elected, I plan to continue the momentum of what we have accomplished this year into next year, as well as incorporate ideas from our student body on ways we can improve and do better. Thank you!
Hi everyone! I am running for Service Vice President of the SGA because I want to serve students on a University-wide level. I look forward to being able to work with MUSC Gives Back and to fundraise and organize volunteer projects on and off campus. I am a second year student in the College of Pharmacy and a first year MBA student at the Citadel. I am involved in numerous organizations within the College of Pharmacy as well as serve as a student ambassador, a member of the admissions committee, and teach supplemental instruction through the CAE. These opportunities have provided me with time-management and leadership skills necessary to execute this position in SGA. I have also served on the executive board of a pharmacy fraternity as the fundraising chair. I have experience organizing and promoting events as well as encouraging student involvement. If elected as your Service Vice President, I will work hard to continue to provide fulfilling and diverse service opportunities as I believe this is one of our duties as healthcare professionals. I look forward to serving you and am excited to be able to run for this position. Thank you for your support!
I have served actively on the SGA for 2 years representing the international students here at MUSC. I had served on both the Programs and communications committees while on the SGA. I feel that there is a requirement to better voice our concerns and constantly improvise the various events organized by the SGA. As your Vice President of Programs, I promise to make the SGA events more fun by working with the administration and the Student body representatives. If elected, I would absolutely work for the improvement of all the events. Thank you for your support!
Hello everyone! I am a second-year PhD student in the College of Graduate Studies and over the past two years at MUSC, I have strived to not only engage myself within my college, but throughout the whole university. Over the past year, I have served as one of four representatives for my college in the Student Government Association, held the position of Vice President in our college-specific Graduate Student Association, in which my primary role is program planning, and most recently, I was elected to serve as the student government’s Vice President of Programs for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. I feel that Vice President of Programs for the following academic year is the next logical step for me to expand my passion for event planning to the rest of MUSC, and I have the experience to fulfill the requirements of this position. Through my roles as the Vice President of the Graduate Student Association and on the programs committee of SGA for the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to build strong connections with the Student Programs Office staff, witness and participate in the behind-the-scenes work for all the events, and gain a profound understanding for what is required of this position. Ultimately, this position requires not only the ability to develop events, but an understanding of student input and diverse student backgrounds, and a willingness to learn and grow—all of which are points I hope to address while maintaining this position for the 2018-2019 school year.
During my time at MUSC, I found myself diving head first into the community. For the past two years, I have been an executive officer in the Graduate Student Association of CGS as well as a representative in SGA. In addition to exceeding the expectations of my duties as a representative, I have served as the student representative for the CGS M.S. in Biomedical Sciences Program Committee and the associate editor of the MUSC Humanitas journal. I have found myself capitalizing on every opportunity MUSC has to offer in an attempt to be further involved on campus and off. I hope to continue my involvement by serving as your MUSC SGA VP of Communications.
My success as your future VP of Communications may be attributed to the effective variety of communication platforms that I use, and perhaps you too, including: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Yammer. Keeping these communication platforms up-to-date is a top priority and with proper organization and correspondence, I believe I’ll have no problem tackling this task head on. I have witnessed behind-the-scenes components to communicating effectively with my experiences in SGA and CGS, including: being an organized notetaker, communicating with MUSC students and staff, and updating MUSC associated websites and social media platforms. I am familiar with disseminating meeting highlights and reminding classmates that exciting service and social events are approaching. I would be elated to serve you as the MUSC SGA VP of Communications and gratified to receive your vote in this election. Thank you!
My name is Alex Righi and I am interested in the Vice President of Communications position. I am currently a first year, Master's in Health Administration student, and I believe that I am a great candidate for VP. My education and experience in the subject of Communications started as an undergraduate student at Clemson University (Go Tigers!), where I minored in Communications. After graduation I continued to refine my communicative skills as MUSC's Information Solution's Communication's Intern. In my role, I act as a liaison for major projects and conduct communications plans in order to keep projects on track. Outside of the Project Management realm, I write articles for many of the major MUSC newsletters and I hope to use these skills and experiences to continue to serve our student body as Vice President of Communications.
I am Austyn Roberts, a second year student in the College of Pharmacy. I want to be your Vice President of Communications for the 2018-2019 year. Over the last year, I have served as the P2 class representative for MUSC SGA. By participating in the bimonthly SGA meetings, I have become more aware of how SGA serves our student body. This has led me to want to serve in a bigger role. I chose to run for the position of VP of Communications because my previous leadership experiences have prepared me to be successful in this role. As well as serving as the liaison between SGA and my class, I am currently the Worthy Correspondent for Phi Delta Chi. In this role, I have been the liaison between our chapter and the national office. Similarly, I hope to be a liaison between the SGA and our MUSC community by providing information from our SGA meetings to students as well as publicizing SGA sponsored events. A large part of my current correspondent position is the creation of publications highlighting the successes of our chapter. It is my goal as VP of Communications to create similar online publications twice each semester to highlight what SGA has accomplished and is working toward throughout the year beyond the events we host. It would be a privilege to serve the MUSC community as your Vice President of Communications.
Hello everyone! I am running for Communications Vice-President of SGA. I'm currently a sophomore in the College of Pharmacy where I'm involved in several organizations. One of which I serve on the executive board of a professional Pharmacy Fraternity. Through this position, I was required to write a variety of emails correspondence as I communicated between students, faculty, and organizations outside of the college in addition to other roles. I would like the opportunity to work with students from the various colleges in order to serve the needs of the student population overall. I believe this position will allow me to broaden my university-wide communication skills and allow me to grow as a leader within the MUSC community. As a diligent note taker, I will work with my fellow SGA members to efficiently communicate all meeting dates as well as the agenda in order to maximize our time during each meeting. I am a responsible and trustworthy individual and I feel like I can exceed the requirements expected of me for this position. I am very approachable and will address questions and concerns efficiently and appropriately. I also look forward to making improvements to the current SGA website. If elected at SGA Communications Vice-President, I will commit my all to this position as I am truly excited to be given this opportunity. I would greatly appreciate your support during this election. Thank you!