Regions Financial CEO Discusses Strategy of Regions with Students

Hall Group PictureMaking a return visit to the UAB Collat School of Business on October 8, 2013, Regions Financial Corporation Chairman, President and CEO Grayson Hall discussed the strategy of Regions with students in the combined undergraduate capstone and MBA class, Strategic Leadership Through the Eyes of the C-Suite.

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The Evolution of Strategy at HealthSouth

Tarr Group Picture 2Mark J. Tarr, Chief Operating Officer of HealthSouth Corporation, made his first visit to the UAB Collat School of Business on October 1, 2013 when he met with students in the combined MBA and undergraduate capstone class “Strategic leadership through the eyes of the C-Suite.”

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Energen CEO Describes His Company’s Focus to Strategy Students

McManus 250James McManus, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Energen Corporation, made a return visit to the School of Business on September 24, 2013 when he spoke with students in the combined MBA and undergraduate capstone class “Strategic leadership through the eyes of the C-Suite.”

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UAB Collat School of Business, Alabama Retail Association Announce Speaker, Honorees for Retail Day 2013

RetailDayProgram 200The UAB Collat School of Business in cooperation with The Alabama Retail Association will honor 12 retail businesses as Retailers of the Year and one as a Centennial Retailer during the 32nd Annual Alabama Retail Day Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at The Club in Birmingham.

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Dean Jack's Perspective on the Collat's Gift

In recognition of the $25 million transformative gift that we recently received from Patsy W. and Charles A. Collat, we are now proud to be named the Collat School of Business. As Dean, I want to share my sentiments about this gift from three perspectives:  gratitude, prominence and benevolence. 

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Radio Interview with Charles Collat about Why They Give to UAB

Charles Collat interviewed during half-time at the UAB vs. Northwestern State game on Sept. 21, 2013.

Telecommuting Can Be Beneficial for a Work/Life Balance


telcommutingThere are mornings when getting out of bed may seem impossible, and the idea of spending the day at work is unappealing. If working from home is an option, one UAB expert, Professor Scott Boyar, says perks of telecommuting go beyond working in pajamas.

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Proudly Named the Collat School of Business

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The UAB School of Business is named for longtime supporters Charles and Patsy Collat in recognition of their $25 million in gifts and pledges to the school.

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Tips to Reinvent Your Career

A recentGallup “State of the American Workforce” report revealed that 70 percent of U.S. workers “are not reaching their full potential,” and University of Alabama at Birmingham experts said it is for good reason.

nycu_reimagine-career_s “People are being called upon to do more for less,” said Suzanne Scott-Trammell, executive director of UAB Career & Professional Development Services. “When the economy improves, we will likely see many employees changing jobs.”

Robert Robicheaux, Ph.D., marketing professor and chairman of Department of Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics in the UAB School of Business, agreed that the sluggish economy has impacted workers’ job status.

Scott-Trammell and Robicheaux offered tips to help workers reinvent themselves:

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