University of Nebraska Medical Center

UNMC Student Senate

The UNMC Student Senate exists for the purpose of influencing University policy and promoting the interests of all students attending UNMC. As the official representative of the student body, the Senate consists of senators from each educational unit of UNMC.

The UNMC Student Senate office is located on the second floor of Williams Science Hall. Meetings are held monthly and are open to all students and to the public. If you have questions about the Student Senate, please contact the current president or faculty advisor.

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Contact Student Senate

The UNMC Student Senate wants to hear from you! Contact us with your ideas, concerns, comments and questions.

Get Involved with Student Senate

Become a Senator

Class presidents or vice-presidents automatically serve as senate representatives upon election. At-large senators are elected each year in the spring by their fellow students in Allied Health Professions, Graduate Studies, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. The president of UNMC Student Senate serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.

BOSS Proposals

Student Senate BOSS Proposals: Open Sep. 14, 2023 through April 1, 2024, for events and initiatives scheduled before September 2024.

BOSS stands for Benefiting Organizations through Student Senate, and BOSS Proposals are a fantastic opportunity for Student Senate to support you! BOSS proposals are a formal means by which the Student Senate can fund individual events and initiatives planned by student organizations.

Proposals are submitted by individual students on behalf of student organizations. They are accepted, reviewed, and evaluated by the UNMC Student Senate Issues Committee on a rolling basis. We will evaluate these proposals as they are submitted throughout the year and allocate funds as able. We are also using assistance from the Student Life Inclusion and Diversity Office (SLIDO) to help guide you through the BOSS proposal process.

As of Fall 2023, students are REQUIRED to have one student officer attend a SLIDO info session AND an officer meet with the Student Organization Activities coordinator (Kiara Kocsis-Gregurich) prior to submitting a BOSS proposal to verify that all funding requests meet BOSS funding requirements. 

Updated Jan. 30, 2024

Tips for Submitting a BOSS Proposal

Schedule a meeting with Kiara Kocsis-Gregurich

Student Organization Resource Library

Submit a Proposal

Student Senate Leadership

Katie Schultis

College of Medicine

Shaker Dukkipati

Vice President
College of Medicine

Jordan Knapp

Chief of Staff
College of Public Health

Skyler Maclean

College of Pharmacy President, Class of 2024

College of Allied Health Professions

Allissa Flynn

Senator PA

Ben Clinch

Senator At-Large
Health and Wellness Liaison

Liam Diesing

Senator At-Large
Library and IPE Liaison

Stanford Meradith

Senator At-Large

Justin Pettit

Senator At-Large

Zach Smrcina

Senator At-Large

Karli Workman

Senator At-Large

College of Dentistry

Joshua Madsen

Senator At-Large

Case McNally

Senator At-Large

College of Medicine

Brock Calamari

College of Medicine President, Class of 2026
Policy and Advocacy Liaison

Pranita Devaraju

College of Medicine President, Class of 2025
Director of Academic Affairs

Jill Ziegenbein

College of Medicine President, Class of 2024

Samuel Frankel

Senator At-Large

Nicole Kent

Senator At-Large
Director of Student Experience

Lauren Klingemann

Senator At-Large

Denise Torres

Senator At-Large

Nathanael Urban

Senator At-Large

Carmen Vogt

Senator At-Large

College of Nursing

Manning Kuboushek

Senator At-Large

Emma Leggott

Senator At-Large

Melanie Rosso

Senator At-Large

Troy Scheer

Senator At-Large

Mollie Tate

Senator At-Large

Evan Williams

Senator At-Large

College of Pharmacy

Daniel Kresock

College of Pharmacy President, Class of 2026
IT and E-Learning Liaison

Theodore Blum

College of Pharmacy President, Class of 2025

Sam Schendt

Senator At-Large

College of Public Health

Mamello Makhele

Senator At-Large
Sustainability Liaison

Bri Parr

Senator At-Large

Graduate Studies

Sophia Kisling

Graduate Studies Association President

Namita Bhyravbhatla

Senator At-Large

Abigail Hall

Senator At-Large

Liz Klug

Senator At-Large

Lacey Merica

Senator At-Large
Community Engagement Liaison

Clara Mundry

Senator At-Large

Christabelle Rajesh

Senator At-Large

Pratima Raut

Senator At-Large

Harlan Sayles

Senator At-Large