Management instructor Nathan Oliver was honored with the 2015 President’s Award for Diversity. The Vice President for Equity and Diversity and the Office of the Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success recognized UAB’s outstanding leaders at a special luncheon for their commitment and contributions to diversity on campus.
For the past four years, Oliver has led Collat’s Business Student Scholars program, a service-learning program geared towards providing students with an opportunity to apply business concepts and knowledge in real world settings while also mentoring local area high school students. Student teams engaged in unique, highly impactful service projects aimed at enhancing economic development in Alabama’s rural Wilcox County and in the City of Birmingham. These projects helped bridge the gap between UAB and the communities it serves, and promoted the university’s core values, which include an appreciation for diversity of all kinds.
This ranking is the second national accolade the program has received this year after being recognized as 17th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Online Programs rankings.
U.S. News & World Report recently acknowledged the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business’ online master’s degrees as top national programs.
The programs were rated 17th in its 2015 Best Online Programs rankings, which were released this past week. UAB is one of 118 schools to be included in the rankings this year.
Dr. Simon Sheng was awarded the Steven J. Shaw Best Paper in Conference at The Society for Marketing Advances (SMA) 2014 Annual Conference for his research, “Marketing and R&D Coopetition, Knowledge Integration, and New Product Performance”.
Ameen Barghi, a member of the Collat School of Business Honors Program’s Class of 2015 cohort, has been awarded a 2015 Rhodes Scholarship. Ameen is a neuroscience and translational research double major at UAB.
“Great business schools have the support of the community that they serve, and being named the Collat School of Business is an example of our relationship with the community,” says Dean Eric Jack. “We are so very grateful to the Collat family for the transformative gift, and are now asking you to be part of something big and help us succeed because we’re helping others succeed.”