A Foundation for the Future of Nursing

Stevie Burrows wants to make a difference in the health of rural and low-income Alabama communities.

Letting Leaders Shine

Jacqueline Vo is on her way to leading the way in cancer prevention research.

Learning That Leaps Boundaries

Shannon Blanton, inaugural dean of the UAB Honors College, pursued a Ph.D. in international studies in part because of a study-abroad trip to western Europe that she took in high school.

Inspiration From a Nursing Icon

It all began with 48 letters.

The Confidence to Succeed

Donna Andrews remembers the day she met a shy Racquel McCrary. Then a UAB freshman, McCrary was lingering outside the Spencer Honors House, home to the University Honors Program (UHP), following a meeting for students interested in joining the program, which is part of the UAB Honors College.

Immediate Impact

Richard Cashio knows a good investment when he sees one. An organizing director and board member for ServisFirst Bank who also has run two successful businesses in the steel industry, Cashio was interested in partnering with UAB, his alma mater, to help a new generation of students.

One Billion Thanks!

It is my honor to thank you for the generosity you’ve shown our university—and the people of Alabama—through your gifts to The Campaign for UAB.

The Campaign for UAB Surpasses Historic $1 Billion Goal

As 2018 comes to a close, the future of UAB is brighter—1 billion times brighter, in fact.

Matching Gifts, Expanding Opportunities

Scholarship initiative blazes international trails for student success.

Engineering an Impact

LaVerne D. Ramsey wants to share a life lesson: “Nothing will give you more joy than helping others—especially young people—in need,” she says. “It is our responsibility to do what is in our reach.”

Driven to Inspire

Kristen Bates didn’t start college with the plan to teach. But after learning about UABTeach, a program designed to increase the number of highly qualified middle-and-high-school teachers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), she gave it a try. Two of the courses are free thanks to philanthropic funding.

Alumnus establishes first endowed scholarship for Physicians Assistant Studies program

Bill Parker, a 1972 graduate of the UAB Physician Assistant Studies program, has established the first endowed scholarship for the PA program.

Scholarship recipient shares long-term impact of gift

As a UAB undergraduate and medical student, Anand Iyer viewed scholarships as doors to new opportunities. Now, as an assistant professor in the School of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Iyer understands that those doors never close.

Fighting Food Insecurity Through Blazer Kitchen

Food insecurity doesn’t discriminate. All it takes is an illness, a job loss, a gap in financial aid, or unexpected expenses to put anyone at risk. Your support can open the fridge doors to students and employees in need.

A Musical Legacy

Music and the arts always played a central role in the lives of Bill and Joan Edmonds. Thanks to their generosity and support of the Alys Stephens Center, their love of the arts will continue to enrich lives in central Alabama for years to come.

Honoring Service, Faith, and Family

The Fred and Bessie Mae Chestnut Endowed Medical Scholarship has let Farrah-Amoy Fullerton “live out my childhood dreams,” she says. She can attend medical school "without the fear of having to spend half my career paying back loans.”

Matching Their Potential

The Blazing the Way Scholarship Match Initiative is a unique partnership that matches donor investments to engage new students, promote their success, and increase retention. Thanks to scholarship support, high-potential students such as neuroscience major Tyler Huang are choosing to launch their college careers in Birmingham.

Diversity in Success

A new scholarship will help high-achieving students who are the first in their families to attend college and earn their degrees.

Supporting Education Abroad

Lydia Cheney's study-abroad experience in France was a defining moment in her life. Forty-seven years later, she made a gift to UAB to honor that moment and provide much needed support for students who want to experience education abroad.

Against the Odds

Melody Weldon, a 2017 UAB graduate, is the 10th recipient of the Rebecca L. Bradley Endowed Scholarship.

The Fight Against Food Insecurity

A UAB student sits in a classroom. He’s hungry—really hungry. And he doesn’t know where his next meal is coming from.