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Collat Scholars' Day Honors Charles Collat

Thirty Collat Scholars spent a day of service to the homeless community of Birmingham on Saturday, February 24th in honor of Mr. Charles Collat who generously funded the Collat Scholars Program, and the program's commitment to community leadership and service. The scholars served as “smiling guides” to help their clients navigate the services of Project Homeless Connect at Boutwell Auditorium.

New Student Org Forms to Support Distribution Students

The Collat School of Business has a new student organization. The Society of Distribution Leaders, a professional development club for students interested in industrial distribution, launched in Fall 2017 and is already having an impact.

Law Studies in London: Collat Student Receives Prestigious Study Abroad Scholarship

Collat management major Lola Diaz is trading her Birmingham surroundings for something a little more international: this semester, Lola will be studying at the University of Hull in England after being selected for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Collat Professor Teams with UAB Department of Pediatrics to Expand Patient Navigation

The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama look to adapt the Patient Care Connect Program — which has proved successful in decreasing distress and improving quality of life for adults diagnosed with cancer — to children.

Study Says Community Involvement May Entice Consumers to Shop In-store

Increased pressure from large online retailers is reducing brick-and-mortar retailers’ sales and profits, causing numerous store closings on both local and national levels. But community engagement may be an answer for local retailers.

According to a recent study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business, community engagement brings positive outcomes for retailers in two ways: by directly building consumer trust in, and commitment to, the retailer; and by lessening the importance of the retailer’s economic value proposition, or the perceived value of products and services sold.

New Home on Schedule for Summer Move-in!

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