What do you call a group of pigs? If they’re young, they’re properly called a “drift,” a “drove” or a “litter.” If they’re older, they’re “a sounder of swine.” If they’re hogs, it’s a “passel.”
But starting today at UAB, a team of 850 little green pigs might rightly be called the answer to a surprising need among an estimated 20 percent of UAB students.
The UAB National Alumni Society and the UAB Student Alumni Society are partnering on “Feed the Pig,” a fundraiser to benefit the UAB Student Food and Supply Pantry. Founded in 2013 by UAB’s Office of Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct, the pantry aims to alleviate food insecurity, hunger and poverty among UAB’s nearly 19,000 students.
It is with great pleasure that the NAS is able to announce the 2016 Alumni Award recipients:
- Honorary Lifetime Award: Ms. Carol Odess
- Honorary Alumni Award: Dr. Harold Jones
- Distinguished Alumni Award: Dr. Will Ferniany
- Outstanding Young Alumni Award: Mr. Trey Cummings
The recipients will be honored at the 2016 Alumni Leadership Recognition and Awards Luncheon on Friday, September 30th.
After nearly two years, the Blazers have marked their return to the football field! More than 200 joined our Fan Fest tailgate on the West Campus Athletic Fields on August 29th before the Green and Gold Game.
The NAS was excited to introduce Comeback Brew during the tailgate. Comeback Brew is a specially brewed Irish Red Amber from Cahaba Brewing Company.