The Business Council of Alabama has named University of Alabama rising senior Reynolds Sorrell of Vestavia Hills to a BCA fellowship. Sorrell majors in political science and minors in computer applications.
The BCA regularly invites college students to experience the workings of the state’s largest business advocacy organization. “The BCA offers fellowships each year to select students as a way to expose them to the business and advocacy worlds,” said BCA President and CEO William J. Canary.
“It’s a surreal experience to be involved with an organization that I have admired for so long,” Sorrell said. “I look forward to the hands-on opportunity to learn how to structure and promote a message in our state capital.”
Sorrell interned with the city of Vestavia Hills in summer 2017, investigating and reporting issues with the city’s storm water management policy and other policies. He also analyzed citizen data to report response time of city departments and overhauled the city court file system to comply with state guidelines.
In the spring of 2017, Sorrell was a runner for JamisonMoneyFarmer LLC in Tuscaloosa, handling internal and external distribution. He was the campaign manager in 2016 for successful University of Alabama Student Government Association Senate candidate Raymond Johnston and was a canvass intern for U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., collecting voter data in Northport and Tuscaloosa areas, and recruiting volunteers.
Sorrell is a member of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and was vice chairman for the College Republicans UA Chapter. He volunteered for Scouts n’ Autism and the George Pierce for Vestavia Hills city council campaign.
Sorrell is an Eagle Scout.