Demetric Jones, OD/MBA student

OD/MBA student Demetric Jones will be spending the next 13 months in service to the Birmingham-area Hispanic community through a prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship opens a new website. Jones is part of UAB’s unique OD/MBA dual degree program, in which he’ll earn both a master of business administration and a doctorate of optometry concurrently.

Collat spring 2023 grads

More than 400 students from the Collat School of Business graduated during two spring semester commencement ceremonies Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at Bartow Arena.

Graduating students and their friends and family were celebrated at pre-commencement receptions in the Collat School of Business both days.

UAB Green and Gold Fund members in NYC

Leaders of the UAB Green and Gold Fund opens a new website at the Collat School of Business recently traveled to New York City to present the group’s investment strategy at the Quinnipiac University Global Asset Management Education (GAME) Forum opens a new website.

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The Professional Sales Certificate Program in the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Collat School of Business has again been recognized as a "Top University Sales Program" by the Sales Education Foundation opens a new website for 2023. The recognition appears in the foundation's 2023 Annual SEF magazine opens a new website.

Thomas Do

Thomas Do views his job as a service to the business community.

“It’s my way of helping people, whether that’s generating leads for a small business or telling their story,” he said.

Eddie Nabors

Accounting instructor Eddie Nabors was recently elected to the Beta Alpha Psi Board of Directors to serve as the board’s director of administration.

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UAB students interested in a career in real estate can develop their understanding of both commercial and residential real estate through a new undergraduate certificate program in the Collat School of Business.

Professors Paul DiGangi and Philip Musa

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) opens a new website recently selected Collat professors Philip Musa, Ph.D.opens a new website and Paul Di Gangi, Ph.D. opens a new website, as AIS Distinguished Members-Cum Laude. Musa was honored in the association’s June 2022 membership cohort; Di Gangi was honored in December 2022.

D’Andre McBride

Entrepreneurship student D’Andre McBride wants to launch a social enterprise that focuses on helping disadvantaged people with career and professional development, and, for the last two semesters, he’s been learning how to run one from the ground up, thanks to the UAB Academic Small Business Alliance’s Bridge to Success Project opens a new website.

Stephanie Yates, PhD

Stephanie Yates, PhD opens a new website Regions Bank Endowed Professor of Finance and chair of the Collat School of Business’s Accounting and Finance Department, has been appointed to serve on the inaugural advisory council of The PhD Project opens a new website, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping diversify corporate America by diversifying college business schools.

The Collat School of Business’s online graduate Management Information Systems program opens a new website is ranked No. 4 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The program jumped five spots in the online programs rankings this year. The only schools to rank higher were Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and Virginia Tech.

The UAB Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi opens a new website will host a high energy “Feed the Funnel” event January 29 to pack meals for those in need in central Alabama.

BJ Byrd

B.J. Byrd, a UAB Collat School of Business student, was named a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Scholar (PCAOB) and awarded $10,000 to use for tuition and educational expenses.

SCPT Award recipients

The UAB Student Center for the Public Trust (UAB SCPT) opens a new website at the Collat School of Business recently received both chapter honors and awards for individual members from the NASBA Center for the Public Trust.

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The Department of Accounting and Finance and the Regions Institute for Financial Education have launched the latest season of their popular Collat F.A.M. podcast opens a new website, providing listeners with a deeper dive into all things finance and accounting from the perspective of experts, faculty, students, and alumni.

Students talking

A new event aimed at connecting Birmingham’s tech executives with UAB’s information systems students drew more than 100 people to its inaugural affair and raised more than $10,000 for student scholarships.

Entrepreneurship students celebrated a $5 million gift from Collat alumnus J. Frank Barefield (center) at an October 10th reception.

The newly named J. Frank Barefield, Jr. Entrepreneurship Program in the Collat School of Business is set to enter the national scene.

UAB Green & Gold Fund members with TVA employees in Finance Lab.

The UAB Collat School of Business's student investment group, the UAB Green and Gold Fund opens a new website, will soon receive half a million dollars from the Tennessee Valley Authority, which wants Collat students to invest the money on its behalf.

Thomas DeCarlo

Thomas DeCarlo, PhD, has been selected to receive the UAB President's Award for Excellence in Teaching for his exceptional accomplishments in teaching. He will be honored at a university ceremony this fall.

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