McCraney was the inaugural program manager for the master of engineering graduate track in the School of Engineering.
The Jefferson County Medical Society has endowed a School of Medicine scholarship.
Among the scholarships are one created by Dean Rod Nowakowski, O.D., and Debi Nowakowski, Ph.D.
The scholarships will be named in honor of Virginia Bonds Black and Seth Houston McCoin, Jr., and Elizabeth Morgan McCoin.
The professorship was made possible by a gift from the United Therapeutics Corporation.
Michael Warren is president and CEO of Children's of Alabama.
The professorship will be named for William J. Koopman, M.D.
This is the first time in the Launchpad event’s eight-year history there will be back-to-back competitions.