UAB’s network of alumni is more than 115,000 strong, notes President Watts, himself a UAB alumnus (class of 1976). There are now more than 10,000 members of the UAB National Alumni Society, meeting in more than 60 chapters worldwide.
“Our alumni are our best ambassadors,” Watts says. “They know from experience what a difference UAB can make in a person’s life, and we want to do everything we can to support the UAB family.”
Be inspired by alumni who are using the knowledge they gained at UAB to change the world:
Regina Benjamin, a beloved physician turned surgeon general of the United States;
Luther Beegle, who helps run NASA’s Curiosity rover as it searches for life on Mars;
and members of Teach for America, who put their careers on hold for two years after college to work in underserved schools.