Student Advisory Council

Below we have highlighted our Student Advisory Council members. Please click on each of their names to learn more about them!
I am Alexis González. I was born and raised in Huntsville, AL. I am nineteen years old and come from a very big family. I have always loved helping people and taking care of them, and that’s why I chose the major I’m pursuing. I was an only child for eleven years, but then I got a little sister. I was very shy child and didn't talk to people. Now, I want to explore and learn how interact with people. I feel as though I am very relatable and get along well with others. I never judge and I am very open minded. I come from a family who owns five Mexican restaurants, which has helped me a lot with customer interactions. I deal with situations in a very calm positive way, and I think this will help me throughout my future.

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My name is Aliyah McCary and I am from Birmingham, Alabama. I am a military brat and the youngest of three children. I love to read, swim, be with my dog, and look up history. My major is Accounting, and I plan on going to law school right after getting my degree in Accounting. I plan on helping lower income families with their taxes as a way to give back. However, my main goal is to be a lawyer; I do not know what type of lawyer I want to be yet.

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I am a first semester graduate student studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with minors in Psychology and Family Studies in May from UNA. I enjoy staying up to date on current social issues such as Women's Rights, LGBT rights, Black Lives Matter, etc. As an aspiring LPC, I would really enjoy the opportunity to continue my education on how to foster an inclusive environment on campus so that I can apply that education in my own practice.

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My name is Jeanette May Allen, I'm a freshman Theater major, community advocate, and transwoman. My dream in life is to be an actress and director in film and TV, with the goal of having better representation for transgender people in media. I love UNA. Coming here got me out of a very toxic home life and the community has really brought me out of my shell. I am a Board Member of Equality Shoals and Diversity Student Ambassador.

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My name is Kaleb Bray. I’m from Belgreen, Alabama. My major is Geography. I hope to transfer to Auburn University in 2 1/2 years to get my Master's in urban and regional planning. I love spending time with family and friends and my one passion is the piano.

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I am an outgoing person. I try my best to be friends with everyone and make sure that their voices are heard. I am passionate about my beliefs, but if I disagree with someone I don't try to knock their beliefs. I strive to understand everyones beliefs even if I don't agree with them myself. Inclusion is very important to me and is a huge part of my everyday life.

Hello my name is Perez Nance. I am from Huntsville, AL. I've lived in Huntsville my entire life. I attended Lee High School and graduated in 2017. After graduation I enrolled at the University of North Alabama. After completing a year at UNA, I transferred to Calhoun Community College where I earned an Associates degree in Criminal Justice. As of now, I have re-enrolled at UNA and I am a junior. I am expecting to graduate in December 2020 with a Bachelor's in Sports management. After I graduate, I plan on enrolling into law school.

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My name is Peyton Clemmer and I am from Saltillo, MS. I am a transfer student and I am currently enrolled at the University of North Alabama. This is my second year being a student at UNA and I plan on graduating in Spring 2021. I enjoy interior design, ceramics, art, cats and anything fashion related! I recently joined Interior Design Council to be more involved in my school, make more friends, and help plan events for our design students. When I'm not in class, I am attending interior design trips and watching YouTube. I want to make the most of my time here in Florence which is why I enjoy going to school related events and meeting/bonding with new people. I strive to continue learning and incorporating community and diversity in my work. So far, UNA has been a great school and community to me and I’m excited for the next two years as a student.

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I was born and raised in Florence, Alabama. I dropped out of High School my senior year and received my GED. I performed very well on the ACT and was accepted into UNA. I have a strong passion for science, and I want to dedicate the rest of my life to acquiring knowledge for humanity. As a bisexual man with a lesbian mother, I am well acquainted with the LGBTQ+ community which I strongly support.

My name is Taniyra Brown, I was raised most of my life in Tuscaloosa, AL. I attended Paul W. Bryant High School. I came to the University of North Alabama on a Track and Field scholarship in 2017. I'm now a Junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Family Studies.

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I'm a 19 year old, theatre and communication major from Birmingham, Alabama. I love music, writing, and anything creative. I believe that being creative (in a lot of ways) drives our society. Since 2014, I have been an advocate for social justice, inclusion, and representation. I love people and I want to be a part of something that sets a goal to represent us all.