Banner Year for National Alumni Society
Alumni House Dedication; Alumni Awards
Home Sweet Home
In January, the UAB National Alumni Society (NAS) moved into its new home on campus after the dedication of the Alumni House, located at 1301 10th Avenue South (next to Snoozy’s Bookstore). The new building, approximately 15,000 square feet, provides an excellent venue for alumni programming and events. In addition to housing staff offices for the UAB Office of Alumni Affairs, the space can accommodate some 200 to 300 people for luncheons, dinners, receptions, and board and chapter meetings, with adequate parking for daytime and evening events. A large reception area allows many events to be held on campus that have had to be held elsewhere in the past. The NAS gave the initial $1.2 million toward the facility. The NAS past presidents also made a significant contribution to name the gathering room at the house,
and many generous donors followed suit.
Last fall, the NAS presented its annual alumni awards for 2010. The Honorary Life Member Award went to Earl R. Foust, president of Valmont Global Utility Division and Valmont Newmark Inc. The Honorary Alumnus Award went to Andrew J. Marsch III, UAB assistant vice president of student life/non-academic student conduct. Marquita R. Davis, state of Alabama commissioner of the Department of Children’s Affairs, received the Distinguished Alumna Award, and Zack L. Cloud, vice president in the >Fixed Income Division of Morgan Stanley, received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. The Ellen Gregg Ingalls/ UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching went to UAB chemistry professor Charles L. Watkins.
Renita and Katie Rigney
License to Learn
The UAB National Alumni Society (NAS) provides vital scholarship support through the sale of the official UAB license plate. The proceeds directly fund the License to Learn Scholarship that is awarded each year by the NAS. The cost is just $50 above regular tag cost, and a portion of this amount is tax deductible.
Maintaining the Momentum / Summer 2011