One of five amateurs to make the cut, Dunne finished the tournament tied for 30th at 6-under, 282 (69-69-66-78).
“This recognition designates Jennifer Brown as a top teacher in the state,” said UAB School of Education Dean Deborah L. Voltz, Ed.D. “We are excited to have her excellence as an educator so appropriately acknowledged, and we are honored to have her as an alumna of the UAB School of Education. The work of teachers like Jennifer Brown is building brighter tomorrows for our state, nation and beyond.”
Like Luke Skywalker, Jason Aaron grew up in a small town, far from the action. In the Jedi’s case, it was a lonely outpost on Tatooine; for Aaron, it was Jasper, Alabama. And while Skywalker grew up to fight for galactic freedom, Aaron now stands as one of the leading lights of the Marvel Universe—a comics writer whose storylines for heroes such as the X-Men and Thor have generated critical acclaim and unusual amounts of buzz.
Last year, Marvel’s editor in chief called with the ultimate gig. Disney, Marvel’s parent, had secured the rights to Star Wars, and was eager to start telling stories. Aaron was tapped to write one of three books that Marvel would launch, picking up the stories of Luke, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and other main characters between the initial film and The Empire Strikes Back. For someone of Aaron’s generation, who grew up with the original movie trilogy, it was “a huge thrill.”
The goals of this group are to support the mission of the NAS by encouraging membership in the Society and participating in the organization's events and activities, to build a strong network of young alumni that will serve as future leaders of the organization and remain engaged with UAB as ambassadors for the Society, and to advance the Society through various fundraising initiatives that will maintain current scholarships and create new scholarship opportunities for UAB students.