David Georgeson, Applied Economics, M.A.
Thank you for the opportunity to represent my fellow graduate students as a GSA Senator and/or College Senator! I’ve heard somewhere that brevity is the soul of wit… So here are a few words to describe myself: I’m a graduate student pursuing a degree in Applied Economics that grew up in and cherishes Buffalo, New York. I’m a co-founder of the Global Environmental Movement where I use my passion for economics in analyzing environmental issues. I love playing guitar, reading and walking my newly rescued golden doodle named Willow.
I’m very involved in the Economics department and would love to take initiative in representing the needs of the graduate students at Buffalo State. I’m very social, productive, practical and understanding which will allow me to facilitate the proper level of communication required to listen to the desires of my peers. It would be an honor to advocate for the rights and interests of the graduate students and, if chosen, I will be committed to doing so in a cooperative and attentive manner.
Like many of us, who grew up in Buffalo, I was drawn into completing a graduate degree with Buffalo State because of its affordability and great opportunity. Our community of staff, faculty and students are unparalleled in offering strong connections and a commitment to effective learning opportunities. From our vibrant group of students, clubs and diverse programs, it is clear that Buffalo State offers a challenging and supportive environment in which students can develop their potential. Buffalo State has in some ways already succeeded in fostering a resourceful and creative playing field for the visions of its community. However, it is imperative that we highlight these strengths and ensure its continued fervor.
As Senator, I pledge to actively represent the student body enthusiastically in order to appropriately develop and sustain the vitality of the academic, occupational and social endeavors related to the institutions and community. I know that to fulfill my duties as Senator I must engage with my community in order to understand the individual concerns and priorities. I encourage you all to talk with me, but I will be ambitious in reaching out to you, and strong while protecting and serving your interests.
Ronald Mathis, Applied Economics, M.A.
Thank you GSA for extending me the opportunity to apply for 2017-2018 GSA Senate. Being a first year graduate student having the opportunity to serve my colleagues would not only be an honor but also a great way to connect with the student body. I am currently studying economics which is a social science that concerns the needs and welfare of our worlds citizens. My studies have also sparked a desire to concern myself with the social and economic issues in our world today. Being a member of the GSA would allow me to implement that desire to be an advocate. During undergrad I served as a Treasurer for a religious group. Since then I have expanded my interest and desire to an impact in the political and social issues in our world. In my opinion starting with my present community would give me a great building block.
Antonio Regulier, Public and Nonprofit Management, M.P.A.
I am a firm believer that government can and should work for the people. I also believe in creating a just and equitable society that protects the rights of everyone who abides by the law (and sometimes, the ones who need justice). At SUNY Fredonia, I was Chair of Diversity Relations where I organized panel dicusssions about internationalizing campus, events to support divers student groups, and collaborate with student groups to coordinate efforts to support our campus' mission of inclusivity. I was elected President of Student Association in 2014 and I not only balanced the then-1.8 million dollar budget, but also restored relationships with administration. Our campus was awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award under my administration and the administration of the previous president. At Buffalo State and in my term with AmeriCorps, I want to continue affecting change. Serving as a Senator and hopefully the Chair of Social Welfare Committee, I will be able to lead our graduate students in achieving their goals and help the association in being more efficient in serving its constituents.
Saladi Schebule, Public and Nonprofit Management, M.P.A.
Good day: I am happy to have been given the opportunity to be a Bengal. My name is Saladi Shebule and I am a first year graduate student in the School of Natural and Social Sciences. I am running to be a Graduate Student Association Senator (GSA). I hope you will give me the opportunity to be your voice to make our school better for ALL. I will make sure that your concerns, ideas and visions for the school are addressed and considered in the decision-making process. I have a focus of delivering results that students yearn for and deserve. I would be honored to have your vote and support as your GSA Senator to ensure that ALL students are treated equally, while improving the quality of life for ALL students. For more information about me and my accomplishments, I encourage you to read the attached biography. Thank you.
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