Eleven UAB School of Health Professions students were recognized during the Thirty-sixth Annual UAB Honors Convocation. The program was originated by UAB’s Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) honorary leadership society less than one year after the circle was established on campus in 1975. At the time, the annual commencement program was the only university-wide celebration honoring students. No activity or mechanism existed for collectively recognizing outstanding undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in University College programs for academic and co-curricular achievements. Student leaders within ODK and their faculty advisors felt that there was a need for a special activity to recognize students for these achievements.

The planning committee established general criteria which the deans and department chairs could use to identify and select undergraduate and graduate students for recognition as Dean’s Award and Departmental Outstanding Student Award recipients.

Dean's Awards

These awards are the highest awards given within the School of Health Professions in recognition of scholastic achievement, leadership and service to the school and community.
  • Kristina M. Moore-graduate (doctoral)
  • Corey N. Lovelace-graduate (masters)
  • Stephen W. Johnson-undergraduate

Department of Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences

 Clinical Laboratory Sciences;
 Marissa L. Hitson-graduate (masters)

 Medical Technology

 Deidre G. Martin-undergraduate  

 Nuclear Medicine Technology
 Jessica L. Brothers-Mallinckrodt Outstanding  Overall Student Award (undergraduate)

 Nurse Anesthesia
 Carmen Raluca Ainsworth-graduate (masters)   
 Physician Assistant
 Elizabeth Sateren-Zoller-graduate (masters)

Department of Health Services Administration

 Health Care Management 
 Jaime M. Brabb-undergraduate

Department of Nutrition Sciences

 Nutrition Sciences
 Lynae Hanks-graduate (doctoral)

Department of Occupational Therapy

 Vanessa Malcolm-graduate (masters)