Blazer Innovation Challenge logoStudents with innovative business ideas will have the opportunity to win up to $5,000 to help get their concepts off the ground.

sarah culverEconomics professor Sarah Culver, Ph.D., was recently awarded the 2017 UAB Disability Support Services (DSS)’s Staff Recognition Award.

Two Collat faculty have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. They will be recognized during the annual Faculty Convocation to be held 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the UAB Alumni House.

Stephanie YatesCollat School of Business Finance Professor Stephanie Yates has earned Quality Matters recognition for her course - FN 310 (Financial Management), an indicator of excellence in online education.

Friends and family of the Collat School of Business gathered together on July 20, 2017 for an opportunity to place their signature on the last beam to be installed in the new building for the Collat School of Business and the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

I am InvisableThe first session of a new course, Taxation and the Working Poor, had just ended, and senior Suann Hunter left the classroom looking troubled. She turned to instructor Eddie Nabors and said, “I’m going to be mad all semester.”

Nabors smiled. That’s precisely the response he wanted when he created the Collat School of Business class. “The working poor are invisible in America,” he says. “You interact with them every day without knowing it. They could be your cashier at Walmart or the waitress serving your coffee.” But some businesses know exactly who the working poor are, and target them with predatory practices involving loans and tax preparation.

Amanda BorenNearly 850 UAB summer graduates walked across the stage at Bartow Arena during Saturday’s commencement ceremony. But before they did, excited graduates, their families and their friends listened to advice and guidance from human resource management major Amanda Boren, selected as this semester’s undergraduate commencement speaker.

Dave MedlockCollat accounting student Dave Medlock strongly believes in the adage, “It is better to learn late than never.” At age 35, Dave is an unconventional undergraduate student, returning to higher education after having left school more than a decade ago.