grier 1015Michael Grier, left, is pictured at a reception in his honor, along with Helga Alexander and fellow SOE alumnus Raymond Thompson.Michael Grier, a 2004 graduate of the School of Engineering, was recently named the UAB National Alumni Society Outstanding Young Alumnus for 2015. At a reception in his honor, the school also announced the creation of a scholarship in his name, made possible through a gift from BL Harbert International, L.L.C., and intended for students in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.

After receiving his degree in civil engineering Grier went to work for BL Harbert, where he has worked for more than 11 years. During that time, he has managed design and construction projects throughout the Southeast. He recently became a project executive, and in that role he helped secure more than $65 million in new business in Nashville.

Despite living out-of-state, Grier remains actively involved with the School of Engineering, UAB Athletics, and various alumni groups. Currently, Grier is a member of the NAS Junior Board of Directors and he has played a key leadership role during his years of service.  He is also a continuous supporter of the School of Engineering Alumni Chapter. 

Grier is a former president of the Campbell Chapter in the Society of American Military Engineers, and he remains active in the organization as a member of its executive board.  He has also served on the Federal Committee of Associated General Contractors since 2012, and he volunteers as a board member of Franklin Tomorrow. In addition, he is on the Mayor Cup Golf Tournament Committee, and is a head coach of the Franklin Cowboys youth football team.