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Message from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

  • October 07, 2016
The fall semester is always an exciting time as our returning students come back to campus and our freshmen experience our dorms and classrooms for the first time.
Dr. Robert E. PalazzoDr. Robert E. Palazzo The fall semester is always an exciting time as our returning students come back to campus and our freshmen experience our dorms and classrooms for the first time. The energy is palpable from the hallways of our academic buildings to the bookstores, coffee shops and dining areas across campus. The students are happy to be back, and our faculty have worked hard to prepare courses that will be rewarding, challenging and fulfilling.

This fall is especially exciting as we welcome the largest freshman class to ever enroll at UAB. In fact, total enrollment in the College is up 10% over last year—a remarkable achievement. Thanks to the efforts of our colleagues in Enrollment Management, University Relations and senior administration, we have been able to tell the powerful story of UAB to more potential students than ever before—and they have responded in spades. We are drawing a talented and committed group of young people to our university from area high schools and from across the nation and the globe. They see what we already know: students can get a world-class education here for an affordable price. And with a UAB degree in hand, their opportunities are boundless.

Please continue to support the College as we work to educate more young people than ever before. Your gifts and your time are so valuable to us. Learn more about our opportunities. And if you’re an alumnus, be sure to join us during Homecoming Week, October 17-21. I look forward to seeing you on campus. We appreciate your attention and your support!

Go Blazers!
R.E. Palazzo, Dean