Message From the President
Dear UAB Family and Friends, It is a great honor to have the opportunity to serve as the 2014-15 President of the UAB National Alumni Society and to represent the alumni of our great university. UAB is an outstanding university and I am proud to be an alumnus.
The legacy and impact that our graduates are making at home and around the globe is amazing. Not only is it significant for UAB, but for the city, state and world as well. I have an overwhelming pride for our alma mater that I know you share.
It is because of graduates like you that our membership has grown to more than 12,000 members. As alumni, I am excited in what we can do together as the university grows. The legacy we are leaving behind continues to foster tradition and pride in the generations of UAB students to come. We have been given the opportunity and knowledge to change the world at UAB. Let’s do just that.
In 2013-14, the UAB National Alumni Society provided more than $750,000 in scholarships, grants and gifts back to the university and we are getting closer to reaching our goal of providing $1 million by 2020.
As an alumnus I ask the following:
- Join the National Alumni Society, if you’re not already a member.
- If you’re an annual member, consider upgrading to a Life membership.
- If you have friends or relatives who are also UAB alumni, urge them to join.
Members are able to enjoy many valuable benefits including library access, parking pass (for non-students and non-employees), and discounts to many great vendors. But it’s more. You will also be supporting your alma mater as well as helping to benefit student scholarships. Our reach includes 63 chapters which allow you to be an active member no matter where you live.
Stay connected. Become a UAB National Alumni Society member today.
James W. (Wes) Smith, MBA ‘97
UAB National Alumni Society