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Blazer Spirit Council 

The Blazer Spirit Council (BSC) is a student programming board that works to implement spirit & tradition activities for the student body. Programs include activities for Homecoming, Creed Week, and Grad Week as well as activities to support athletic engagement.

Mission:

The Blazer Spirit Council seeks to increase school spirit within the UAB community by providing inclusive programming that upholds the history, traditions, and values of UAB.

Goals

  1. Increase Blazer pride through intentional, student-led programming and initiatives.
  2. Engage UAB students, faculty, staff, and community members in creating new and celebrating existing UAB traditions.
  3. Place students at the center of the institutional conversation surrounding campus pride and in a position to sustain and create UAB traditions.
  4. Develop a sustainable framework for planning and promoting spirit and tradition events and initiatives

Values

Community - We believe it is important to participate in experiences that build connections to UAB and foster lasting relationships with our peers, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and sponsors, and the Birmingham community..

Growth - To support the mission of BSC, we believe it is critical to develop into leaders who practice and promote healthy behaviors and wellness, respect ourselves and others, and engage in activities to enhance our leadership skills.

Innovation – While we embrace the special significance of every UAB tradition and hope to keep each one alive, we believe it is also important to create new traditions and enhance current ones to meet the needs of all UAB community members.

Pride – We believe it is crucial to provide experiences that create excitement and spirit throughout campus all year long. We also seek to provide opportunities to transform students into proud alumni who exude the tenets of the Blazer Way and return every year filled with a deeper connection to UAB.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have completed 12 hours at UAB prior to applying & maintain 12 hours of enrollment during the academic year of service
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative UAB GPA the semester prior to applying & maintain a 2.5 cumulative UAB GPA during the academic year of service
  • Must be able to meet bi-weekly during the Summer and weekly during the Fall/Spring
  • Previous involvement or participation in spirit and tradition events or initiatives such as Homecoming Week, athletic events, or other types of involvement at UAB is encouraged

 

  • Executive Director

    The Executive Director (ED) provides guidance and support in the planning and implementation for all events and initiatives and provides leadership to the executive board through meeting management and teambuilding activities. The ED assists with assessment and budget management. The ED also attends the university-wide committee meetings to provide communication on behalf of BSC for Homecoming activities.

  • Guidelines & Operations

    The Guidelines & Operations Committee is tasked with overseeing functional operations of the board including but not limited to managing meeting minutes, tracking attendance and updating rosters through Engage, reserving event space and submitting event logistics, requesting appropriate event equipment, and overseeing rules & regulations for Homecoming activities.

  • Marketing & Promotions

    The Marketing & Promotions Committee assists with creating marketing materials and developing creative marketing strategies to promote all events. They also oversee all social media accounts and promotional contests. This sub-committee is also tasked with capturing photos and videos during events.

  • Spirit & Service Events

    The Spirit Events Committee plans and implements large-scale spirit & tradition events that are associated with displaying Blazer pride. These events may include social, educational, and service components. This sub-committee ensures that all vendors, food, and any other necessary supplies are secured. They oversee set up and breakdown for events as well as the flow of the events.

  • First Impact Program

    This committee will be selected at the beginning of the Fall semester and will work to support the events planned by the executive board. They will also be tasked with identifying creative ways to engage the student body in athletic events and assist with BSC general events. Click HERE for more information about this program.

  • General Body Members

    General Body members assist the Blazer Spirit Council by staffing events, preparing event spaces, publicizing upcoming events and initiatives, and brainstorming new ideas. General Body members may sign up here starting on August 17.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Currently enrolled student at UAB
    • Must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

2021-2022 Executive Board

Ami Dave  - Executive Director

Ami Dave

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Samantha Walker  - Director Guidelines & Operations

Samantha Walker

Director
Guidelines & Operations

Faiza Mawani - Assistant Director Guidelines & Operations

Faiza Mawani

Assistant Director
Guidelines & Operations

Javoris Hubbard  - Co-Director  Marketing & Promotions

Javoris Hubbard

Co-Director
Marketing & Promotions

Hollis Graffeo - Co-Director  Marketing & Promotions

Hollis Graffeo

Co-Director
Marketing & Promotions

Michayla Jeremiah - Spirit Events Lead Coordinator

Michayla Jeremiah

Spirit Events Lead Coordinator

Sugeeth Kandikattu  - Spirit Events Coordinator

Sugeeth Kandikattu

Spirit Events Coordinator

Holly Powell  -  Spirit Events Coordinator

Holly Powell

Spirit Events Coordinator

Anthony Rodriguez - Spirit Events Lead Coordinator

Anthony Rodriguez

Spirit Events Lead Coordinator

Zuha Fatima - Spirit Events Coordinator

Zuha Fatima

Spirit Events Coordinator

Vasundhara Pathak -- Spirit Events Coordinator

Vasundhara Pathak

Spirit Events Coordinator