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Encounters with the Working Poor Shatter Stereotypes and Trigger Emotions

The first session of a new course, Taxation and the Working Poor, had just ended, and senior Suann Hunter left the classroom looking troubled. She turned to instructor Eddie Nabors and said, “I’m going to be mad all semester.”

Nabors smiled. That’s precisely the response he wanted when he created the Collat School of Business class. “The working poor are invisible in America,” he says. “You interact with them every day without knowing it. They could be your cashier at Walmart or the waitress serving your coffee.” But some businesses know exactly who the working poor are, and target them with predatory practices involving loans and tax preparation.

Meet Amanda Boren: Summer Undergraduate Commencement Speaker

Nearly 850 UAB summer graduates walked across the stage at Bartow Arena during Saturday’s commencement ceremony. But before they did, excited graduates, their families and their friends listened to advice and guidance from human resource management major Amanda Boren, selected as this semester’s undergraduate commencement speaker.

Collat Student Spotlight: Dave Medlock

Collat accounting student Dave Medlock strongly believes in the adage, “It is better to learn late than never.” At age 35, Dave is an unconventional undergraduate student, returning to higher education after having left school more than a decade ago.

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