May 1, 2017Dr. Robert McKinney, assistant professor of Social Work for the College, was tapped as the faculty advisor for the Carl A. Elliott Society, a student-led, community service based organization at UA that works to better society through social justice and community service. The Elliott Society is named in honor of the late Carl Atwood Elliott, a former UA Student Government Association president who later became an Alabama congressman in the US House of Representatives. His political principles were based on assisting the needy, racial tolerance and educational opportunities. His efforts in Congress focused on education and he co-authored The Library Services Act of 1956 and the National Defense Education Act of 1958.