Class of 2017 option 2

UAB News celebrates graduating students

More than 2,000 students will graduate in the spring 2017 commencement ceremonies on April 29. Here are some of their stories.


Class of 2017 option 2After graduation, Haley Callahan will pursue her master’s degree in counseling from Northwestern University.
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Class of 2017 option 2Graduating senior Sarah Leffel will spend her first year after completing her undergraduate education teaching English to children in Japan.
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Class of 2017 option 2During her undergraduate experience at UAB, her creative design research focused on building awareness about underprivileged communities in the city. She works with Cayenne Creative.
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Class of 2017 option 2Cowan and Unger will pursue further work in drug discovery as they enter graduate school after commencement in April.
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Class of 2017 option 2Russell Alexander II will graduate April 29 and begin work with a professional acting company, after performing with Theatre UAB and garnering a national award from the Kennedy Center.
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Class of 2017 option 2A senior in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music and the Honors College’s University Honors Program, Kasman, pianist, will graduate April 29, then embark on a tour and graduate school.
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Class of 2017 option 2At least 2,015 students will graduate and approximately 1,250 are expected to walk in the spring 2017 commencement ceremonies happening 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Bartow Arena.
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Class of 2017 option 2Chemistry and philosophy classes, a neuro-oncology lab, hospital volunteer work, and the TKE fraternity were all UAB steppingstones for the first-generation American and Florence High School graduate.
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