Regions Bank has provided generous support for the School of Business Honors program through scholarships for all current members. “Regions Bank is pleased to support the efforts of the UAB School of Business in providing leadership-focused education to its honors students, because we believe that these skills will make them more effective leaders not only in business but in the community,” said William Horton, Executive Vice President and North Central Alabama Area President for Regions.
The School of Business Honors Program is a selective program designed to provide talented and motivated students with additional dimensions in their learning about business, with a particular focus on leadership. Participants receive considerable experience in oral and written communications over the course of their three semesters in the program. Stephen A. Yoder, J.D., has directed and instructed in the program since 2009, during which time 23 students have graduated from the program and 39 are currently enrolled in the program.
The twenty-two students in the 2013 Cohort have a variety of majors (many have double majors), with Accounting being the most-represented major (nine students). Five students in the 2013 cohort are participants in one of the university-wide honors programs: University Honors Program, Global and Community Leadership Honors Program or Experiential Learning Scholars Program.
Two of the women in the 2013 cohort are varsity athletes (Lindsey Gipson, Golf, and Samantha Serley, Volleyball).
Seven of the students also hold Opportunities in Business Scholarships which were awarded by the School of Business to members of the class of 2013 as entering freshmen in 2009.
The members of the 2013 Cohort of the School of Business Honors Program are pictured (first row, left to right: Lance Beverly, Ronnie Redd, Meredith Burbank, Alyssa Manhart, Lauren Beauchamp, Dominique Gibson, Amanda Horsley, Roshni Panchal, Alex Soper, Lindsey Gipson, Ashley Merritt (second row, left to right: Bilal Khan, Mark Fisher, Chris Woodham, Grant Robinson, Jayne Ivey (third row, left to right: Jay Knight, Samantha Serley, Joey Spellerberg, Jit Patel, Joshua Powell (missing from picture: Dominique Lindsay-Gibson)