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Honors College

Honors CollegeThrough personalized academic pathways, experiential learning, and cultivating student leadership and engagement, the UAB Honors College— with students who represent more than 45 majors and all seven undergraduate colleges and schools at UAB — continues to grow its national reputation and enhance UAB’s position as a first-choice institution for highly motivated and academically talented students.

UAB President Ray L. Watts attributes the recent success of the Honors College to a combination of the right students and faculty, as well as UAB’s unique world-class academic and research opportunities, galvanized by the strategic vision of the college’s leadership.

In 2016, the Honors College looks to keep its momentum and deepen student experiences.

Read more about the growth, community, and learning experiences the Honors College has enjoyed HERE.

UAB Undergraduates Awarded Fellowship to Participate in Cutting-Edge Research

amgen scholars2Two UAB students have been selected for the Amgen Scholars U.S. Program. They will each travel to other institutions to conduct research projects this summer.

Jarrod Hicks, a neuroscience student in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychology and School of Medicine’s Department of Neurobiology, has been admitted to the program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Akhil Kaushik, a biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been admitted to the program at Washington University in St. Louis.

Read more about the Amgen Scholars U.S. Program HERE.



Clinton Scholars 2016

ClintonTwenty-one UAB students represented the institution at the Clinton Global Initiative University at the University of California, Berkeley. Working individually and in teams, the students have made 12 Commitments to Action — projects with specific, measurable steps to address challenges in four CGI U focus areas: education, poverty alleviation, peace and human rights, and public health.

Read more HERE.

Star on Stage

news nole jones stream“You gotta go after the things you want while you’re still in your prime.”

That famous line from the hit Broadway musical “Avenue Q” is an inspiration for young performers working to fulfill their dreams. UAB senior Nole Jones, 21, of Prattville, is working on fulfilling his.

Jones will graduate on April 30, and he is reaching for the stars. After having completed dual undergraduate degrees in music and theater from the College of Arts and Sciences, with honors from the UAB Honors College’s Experiential Learning Honors Program and the Department of Music’s Young Performing Artist Program, Jones is heading to one of the country’s strongest graduate programs in music, says one of his primary teachers, Associate Professor of Voice Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, DMA.

Jones won a fellowship to attend the University of Illinois this fall in the Master of Music program. The fellowship includes full tuition and health benefits, as well as a stipend.

Read more about Jones HERE.