Alumni Spotlight

New Client E-mail 6/8/13

If you have changed your plans in any way and do not plan to participate in IEM for Fall 2013, please let us know ASAP. If you let us know before the seminar starts in August, we can probably defer your admission to the 2014 class. If not, you will likely have to go through the entire admission process again.

IEM Scholarships


Some of you have already inquired about the admissions scholarships and when you expect to receive those.  You can expect those to post to your student account around September 15.  I will get the letters out soon and they should answer all your questions.

IEM Seminar


The IEM Seminar is scheduled for August 15, 16, and 17 from 8-5 each day.  While attendance is not required, we would strongly encourage you to participate in this event on the UAB campus.  For those of you who cannot attend, our seminar leadership team is planning to stream the seminar live so try to be available during those days.  For those who cannot participate during that time frame at all, you will be able to view the footage after the seminar.

There is one activity they would like everyone to participate in so Mark Your Calendar for Thursday, August 15 from 10:30-11:30 am CST to participate in an Online Networking activity with your colleagues.

For those of you who are planning to come into town, UAB has several hotels in the area that offer discounted rates for UAB visitors and they are listed on this website - to UAB and in no particular order are:  Courtyard by Marriott, Doubletree Hotel, Hotel Highland, Residence Inn, and Spring Hills Suites Marriott).  If you would like to attend the seminar, but traveling to UAB will present a financial hardship for you, please let me know. 

Please send an e-mail to Dan Murphy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving him 2-3 things that you want people to know about you (can be personal or professional), like “Maria enjoys photography and scrapbooking.” or “Maria has worked at UAB for 20 years.”

Meet the IEM Director – Dr. Dale Callahan, PE and the IEM Director of Strategic Planning – Don Appleby


Dale Callahan was hired by UAB to develop the IEM Program in 2000 and has served as the IEM Director since the program was established. He is an author and an entrepreneur.

Don Appleby was a member of the first IEM class in 2000 and is now a faculty member and Director of Strategic Planning for IEM.

You will see Dale and Don almost every semester as you progress through the IEM curriculum so make sure that you connect with them through LinkedIn.