Alumni Honored at UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 Event

Dr. Johnny Bates, Mr. Joseph Meadow, IV, Ms. Joy O’Neal, Mr. Tim Stephens were among 25 UAB alumni recognized for their success at a company they founded, owned or managed.
UAB Excellence in Business Top 25Four College of Arts and Sciences alumni were honored as members of the 2016 class of the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 on Friday, June 24, at the UAB National Alumni Society House.

Dr. Johnny Bates, Mr. Joseph Meadow, IV, Ms. Joy O’Neal and Mr. Tim Stephens were among 25 UAB alumni recognized for their success at a company they founded, owned or managed.

Bates and Stephens also received additional awards in the Top 3 Fastest Growing Companies category. Bates was named No. 3 in the category of Top 3 Fastest Growing Companies with revenue under $10 million, and Stephens was named No. 1 in the category of Top 3 Fastest Growing Companies with revenue above $10 million.

Dr. Johnny Bates

Johnny Edward Bates, M.D.

Bates is founder, president, and CEO of Quality Correctional Health Care (QCHC) in Birmingham. He received his Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1978 before completing his Doctor of Medicine in 1983. For more information about Dr. Bates, see his profile on the National Alumni Society website.


Joseph Meadow, IV

Joseph Meadow, IV

Meadow is an owner and partner of TJC Mortgage in Birmingham. He earned his Bachelor of Science in marketing and industrial distribution from UAB in 2001 and completed his Master in Public Administration from the College of Arts and Sciences in 2014. For more information about Meadow, see his profile on the National Alumni Society website.


Joy O'Neal

Joy O'Neal

Joy O'Neal is the executive director at The Red Barn in Leeds. After completing her Bachelor of Science in History from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1990, she earned her Master of Public Administration from the same school in 2010. For more information about O'Neal, see her profile on the National Alumni Society website.


Tim Stephens

Tim Stephens

Stephens is the vice president of Strategic Partnerships for SportsManias in Miami, Florida.  He completed his individually designed Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences in 2015. For more information about Stephens, see his profile on the National Alumni Society website.

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